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Fundraising event to be held for hospitalized baby
A fundraising event on November 2 has been organized by friends and family of Peachland couple Lawrence and Vivian Cody, whose twomonth-old son Nate was unfortunately born with a perforated bowel, which has kept him and his family away from home until he can get better.
• Increased hotel density from 38 to 58 suites and increased area from 51,300 square feet to 54,000 square feet; • Increased maximum size of cottages to 3,400 square feet; • A 6.3 per cent overall increase in site coverage due to increased size of hotel and cottages; • Increased hotel height by 1.5 metres on approximately one-third of the previously approved roof; and • Increased hotel parking from 63 to 109 spaces. The zoning changes also include the addition of a $13,450 amenity contribution that was not required in the 2007 application. The amenity contribution the developers are required to pay the district is consistent with current arrangements being made with other developers such as Ponderosa and New Monaco.
Just over 60 people attended a public information meeting held by New Monaco at the Historic Primary School building last Monday to find out more about the proposed development that will come to council for rezoning approval in the weeks ahead. The New Monaco property stretches across 125 acres at the junction of Highway 97 and Highway 97C on Peachland’s northeastern boundary. Back in 2011, New Monaco received Peachland council’s unanimous approval of an Area Sector Plan (ASP) and incorporation of that plan into Peachland’s Official Community Plan (OCP). The OCP amendment allows for the development of a mix of approximately 2,800 residential units, a 100-room hotel and 250,000 square feet of commercial and retail units that will build out over the next 15-20 years, depending on market conditions. The ASP and OCP amendment established the overall concept plan and density of the project. The rezoning application, which will establish a list of approved land uses for the site, address building form and character, identify the basic form of the development constraints such as height and setbacks and establish a phasing process for the project, is ex-
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Over 40 Peachland businesses participated in the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission’s (COEDC) Business Walks program earlier this month. page 10
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NEW MONACO vice president of development and project manager Mark Holland makes a presentation to the community at last
Monday’s public information meeting. Their rezoning application is scheduled to come before council on November 12 for ﬁrst and second reading.
Tabletop Mountain Resort to come before council for approval Joanne Layh / Peachland View A public hearing held last Tuesday regarding a zoning amendment for the proposed Tabletop Mountain Resort development has paved the way for the hotel project to receive third reading when it comes before council for their consideration on November 12. The site of the MacKinnon Road development, formerly known as Trepanier Manor, was previously approved by Peachland council to allow for a hotel and 20 cottages. However, last November the developers requested some minor changes to the zoning before they move the project forward. The proposed zoning changes include: • The replacement of a caretaker building with a wine tasting building; • The addition of vineyards;
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Community groups exempted from municipal property taxes Joanne Layh / Peachland View Peachland council gave final reconsideration and adopted Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 2064, 2013 last Tuesday. The bylaw exempts a total of $41,174 in municipal property taxes from 11 different community organizations. The bylaw was given first, second and third readings by council on September 24 and is consistent with the granting of exemption requests made in previous years. This year the following municipal property taxes were exempted:
• Peachland United Church, a place of public worship, $3,884; • St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, a place of public worship, $2,228; • Peachland Baptist Church, a place of public worship, $2,363; • Peachland Wellness Centre, a centre to facilitate the quality of life for groups and individuals residing in Peachland, $1,418; • Peachland Riding Club, a not-for-profit horse riding facility, $951; • Peachland Community Police Office, community crime prevention, $2,679; • Peachland Chamber of Commerce and
Peachland Boys and Girls Club, a centre to promote tourism within Peachland, offer community and recreation opportunities and develop new services for children, youth and families in the municipality, $11,467; • Peachland District Retirement Society (50 Plus Activity Centre), a centre to promote activities for seniors, $5,963; • Maple Springs Bible Camp, a Bible camp, $3,424; • The Nature Trust of BC, protection of land to conserve biodiversity, $4,520; and • Peachland Branch of the Royal Canadian
Legion, a centre to promote charitable fundraising events, $2,277. The amounts exempted, with the exception of the Maple Springs Bible Camp and the Peachland Legion, represents 100 per cent of municipal property taxes assessed. The Bible camp was exempted for 100 per cent of municipal taxes less the amount represented by a residential premises with a garage on the property. The legion was exempted for only 78 per cent of the property as municipal taxes remain applicable on the bar portion of the building.
Tabletop Mountain Resort to become stratified, if approved Continued from page 1
To gain council approval for the zoning changes, the developers have spent the last year completing a series of studies required by the district to support their zoning amendment request. The reports were completed to the satisfaction of the district, with several new servicing requirements resulting from the findings. Those servicing requirements mainly pertain to water and include the following: • Prior to proceeding with construction of the hotel or winery buildings, the Cousins Road water reservoir will require additional capacity at the developer’s cost; • Storm drainage will need to be addressed by an underground water storage facility that will release predevelopment flow to drainage swales. The details of this facility will be addressed as part of the development permit process to mitigate any possible impact to natural drainage courses downstream; • The developer will be required to construct all on and off site services that will be required in order to proceed. A servicing agreement has been registered on title to ensure these works are completed to the satis-
ILLUSTRATION OF THE PROPOSED HOTEL at Tabletop Mountain Resort. faction of applicable district bylaw requirements; and • The project will become stratified and the strata corporation will assume all maintenance responsibilities for infrastructure with the property lines. The originally proposed
character of the cottages and hotel will remain the same, Tabletop Mountain Resort managing partner Scott Wilshaw says. The current hotel proposal has been lowered from a five-star to a four-star, which Wilshaw said was a necessary move
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to make the project viable. The ground floor plans will still have two restaurants, a cookery school, conference and banqueting facilities, wedding facilities and a spa and health club as previously envisaged. In this plan a building at the entrance, originally designated to be a caretaker building, is now proposed to be a wine tasting building. Wilshaw says the winery building will have four main rooms that will each offer guests a different experience. At the public hearing Wilshaw said the winery addition will add a tourism benefit and reinforce the Okanagan character of the project while adding a more public face to the street. The existing entrance will also be replaced with a new design. The proposed vineyards will help replace the excess of 900 trees that were destroyed in the Trepanier
Fire last year, Wilshaw says. Wilshaw says the proposed changes will bring the estimated costing to $32 million and the hotel will take a minimum of 16 months and a maximum of two years to build. The homes will likely be built at the same time the hotel is completed so when the hotel is operational there will be no construction underway. Of the 20 homes proposed, Wilshaw says five have already been presold and the show home is open by appointment. There were only a few comments made by the public at the hearing, which were neutral in nature. In addition to those comments the district received one letter from a neighbour that expressed concerns. If council gives the bylaw third reading, that will trigger the need for Ministry of Transportation and
Infrastructure (MOTI) approval before a fourth and final reading. There will be additional opportunity for neighbourhood comment at the development permit stage and if all goes well for the developers they will be issued a building permit in the final phase in the approval process. When operating as Trepanier Manor Corp. the developers received zoning from the district, invested approximately $6 million in site servicing, built a luxury show home with guest cottage and were permitted to subdivide the property. However, the development was stalled due to market conditions and an internal disagreement within the partnership that has since been resolved. The project was relaunched last year under a new company name by the three core partners - Scott Wilshaw, Byron Dafoe, and Richard Dudelazk.
OCTOBER 25, 2013
Collision occurs at intersection of Highway 97 and Huston Road Driver turned onto highway before it was safe Joanne Layh / Peachland View The decision to pull out onto Highway 97 from Huston Road before it was safe proved to be an unwise decision for one driver last Tuesday afternoon. At about 4 p.m. last Tuesday a southbound Chevrolet Express cargo van was driving through Peachland when a Chrysler Sebring suddenly pulled out at the Huston Road intersection. The driver of the van, a 55-year-old Calgary man, wasn’t able to stop in time and as a result collided with the Sebring. “He came out and it almost looks like a front end T-bone. The front passenger side of the van hit the front of the car and probably pushed the axle through so it couldn’t be driven,” RCMP media relations officer Kris Clark told The View.
The driver of the Sebring, a 74-year-old Kamloops man, had his vehicle towed due to extensive damage. “The car had extensive damage to the front end and had to be towed,” Cst. Clark said.
The Chevy incurred damage to the front passenger side bumper area but was able to be driven away from the scene of the accident. There were no injuries reported to the RCMP.
New Monaco consults public at information meeting Continued from page 1
pected to come before Peachland council for first and second reading in the weeks ahead, followed by community consultation and district staff review. Prior to coming before council, the developer scheduled a public information meeting for last Monday to encourage community participation. At the open house New Monaco vice president of development Mark Holland elaborated on what Peachlanders can expect to see in the rezoning application. “The bottom line we heard from council and have heard in our conversations is that jobs is our goal,” Holland said in a presentation at the meeting. “That’s really what we need to do is take the highway visibility and
We went out and tested it with the market and we got a very positive response, so much so that actually we pitched it to high tech companies in Vancouver and they just looked at it and said, ‘Okay, let’s do this now.’”
the eastern village and bring a lot of jobs.” Holland says he believes there may be more demand for commercial space than originally anticipated and revealed that when he returns to council next month he will be asking for permission to transfer some residential density to commercial uses to allow for increased job creation. Specifically, New Monaco will ask to be able to covert one residential unit of currently approved density to: • 2,500 square feet of commercial space; or • Five hotel rooms or; • Five seniors assisted living units. The developer says the extra space would support additional jobs and as commercial space has higher municipal tax rates than residential, it would further benefit Peachland over the long-term. Information provided at the meeting indicated that if demand does not exist for extra commercial space, the proposed transfer of density would not be pursued. In addition, the developer stressed they will not be requesting to convert any commercial use to residential use. Over the past two years the developer has been recruiting tenants, developing strategic partnerships and doing site planning work.
“We went out and tested it with the market and we got a very positive response, so much so that actually we pitched it to high tech companies in Vancouver and they just looked at it and said, ‘Okay, let’s do this now,’” Holland said. Information provided at the meeting elaborated further about just what kind of jobs they are hoping to create in Peachland. The approximately 250,000 square feet of commercial office, retail, recreational and cultural facilities are expected to house: • Health and medical services such wellness-oriented services, diagnostic services such as MRIs and offices for medical doctors and other health practitioners; • High tech and professional services finance, legal and professional offices and clusters of high tech companies; • European village influenced shopping area with an arts presence; • Education experiences through partnerships with established educational institutions such as UBCO; and • Food tourism in the village centre. The first phases of the project will focus around the creation of the village core, with commercial and retail buildings as well as village-oriented residential units, followed later by additional residential units and community amenities. If the development proceeds as planned, according to New Monaco over $27 million in Development Cost Charges (DCCs) will be contributed to support Peachland infrastructure over the build out of the neighbourhood in addition to over $5 million in Community Amenity Charges. Holland says the types of amenities that will be provided at New Monaco will be established a little later in the process in consultation with the public. At the public meeting the developer shared the response from a public workshop held in June where residents were invited to identify their building character preferences. As a result, buildings at New Monaco will be anchored in the Okanagan with colours and textures that fit the landscape. West Coast contemporary, arts and crafts and mountain architecture were identified as the most preferred architectural styles. The maximum building height varies depending on location within the neighbourhood, with the maximum being 10 storeys. The proposed height limits maintain a low building height along Highway 97 and increase in height to the upper back area of the site, close to Highway 97C. New Monaco is expected to come to Peachland council for first and second reading of their rezoning application on November 12. If they receive council approval, that will trigger a public hearing before third
reading can take place. Approval from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) along with a Phased Development
Agreement that will occur along the way will proceed fourth reading, which the developer hopes to achieve after March of 2014.
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Missing but not forgotten
here did all of the children go? It’s like they turned a corner and walked into a vortex. I didn’t want to look, but couldn’t help but open the latest Missing Kids magazine to gaze at their faces. They are all strangers to me, but my mind quickly replaces them with images of my own children. How did these kids just disappear without a trace? I was a journalist in Victoria when Michael Dunahee vanished on March 24, 1991 from an elementary school playground while his parents played baseball. When the news broke, countless people began looking for the fouryear-old like he was their own. It’s 22 years later and his parents are still wondering where he is, and they’ll never stop wondering and hoping until their last dying breath. We can never relate to such anguish until we’ve been there. But the scary reality is how close we come to that fine line between having our children and losing them. How often have we been complacent by letting our kids out of our sight for a few moments in Walmart or Value Village? How often have we left them in the car while we scooted into a store to buy milk? Perhaps someone was watching and waiting for an opportunity to snatch our kids away, never to be seen again. Whatever happened to Jeffrey Stuart Surtel who was last seen at his residence in Mission on April 28, 2007? It is believed he was riding a blue CCM mountain bike with yellow forks. Where did Tom Anthony Marsden go on July 7, 1984 from Summit Lake? Or Corina Angelica Sperling, who vanished from Coquitlam on May 11, 1998? Every year, more than 50,000 reports of missing children are made to police in Canada. According to Missing Children International, one of the biggest reasons children disappear without a trace is because they are abducted and sold for body parts all over the world. Studies indicate that one in five children are sexually solicited online, so parents should strictly monitor what their kids are doing on the internet, particularly when they are chatting on social networking sites. Another disturbing trend is seeing young children walking alone to and from school. They should travel with friends or be driven to school. There have been reported cases of attempted abductions in B.C. and in the Okanagan, where strangers have tried to convince children to get into their vehicles. Many parents are more diligent now in keeping their kids safe, but some are still complacent by thinking it will never happen to them... until their children vanish into thin air. For more information on this topic, visit www.missingkids.ca. To search current missing children cases in Canada, visit www.ourmissingchildren.gc.ca.
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Peachland Views Planning student says reducing use should be the goal As a first-year planning student at the University of Waterloo, I learn about sustainability. Many assume that sustainability can be achieved through economic efficiency and technological, “green” innovations, such as electric cars and green buildings. However, this is a conceptual error. In fact, efficiency has increased consumption. Human demand is actually exceeding earth’s regenerative capacity by about 30 per cent. To achieve sustainability, energy
and consumption must decrease, not grow. Instead of being sustainable practices, green innovations may instead be promoting consumerism. Yes, it is beneficial that electric cars do not create noise pollution. But emphasis should not be on replacing wasteful products with green products. It should be on reducing or eliminating car use. Natalie Cho, Waterloo
Chemtrail spotter looking for answers Has anyone else noticed the constant haze over Peachland for the past month? How about the crisscross spraying patterns in the sky? If chemtrails and global warming don’t exist then just what the hell are they spraying?
The trails that we are seeing are done in a definite pattern by several planes following each other. After the spraying you can see the haze over the lake for days. Can anyone with authority give us a straight answer? Melanie Pushner, Peachland
Resident says compost site cattle problem worsening Attention: Peachland mayor and councillors As you may know, at least 20 head of cattle are inhabiting the municipal compost site and pose a safety hazard to citizens attempting to unload compost from their vehicles. This is not a new problem, but it seems to be getting worse. The cattle aggressively investigate each load, sticking their heads into the back of pickup trucks and car trunks, even when there is nothing but dead pine needles and cones being disposed of.
Someone is going to be injured from being knocked over, pushed against their vehicle or having their foot stepped on. And the footing can be pretty slippery due to cow patties everywhere. I would like to know what arrangement exists between the rancher and the District of Peachland that has permitted this ridiculous situation to continue. Paul MacNamara, Peachland
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OCTOBER 25, 2013
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The Okanagan Travel Survey Mayor Keith Fielding Commentary Readers may have received in their mail an invitation to participate in the Okanagan Travel Survey. This is not an opinion survey, but a
Mayor Keith Fielding data collection exercise initiated by the Central Okanagan Regional District local governments in partnership with the City of Vernon, to help make informed decisions on the
development of our future transportation systems and corridors. The survey asks residents to log their household demographic information and their daily travel pattern for one day. In aggregate, the information collected will enable the partners to: • Support decisions to plan and construct major key infrastructure projects (bypasses, flyovers, transit stations, multipurpose paths, and others); • Support better planning of a regional transit network; and • Evaluate environmental, social and economic impacts of transportation under various growth scenarios. Any Central Okanagan or Vernon resident can participate in the survey by going to the website www. OKTravelSurvey.ca or by calling the toll free num-
ber 1-877-778-8220. The greater the participation the better the information collected. The opportunity to participate began in late September and will run until mid-November. Prizes are to be won! As an incentive to participate, each household that completes the survey will be given a chance to win one of over 100 prizes. These are provided by corporate donors and the firm conducting the survey. In addition, for every completed survey, $1 will be donated by the survey firm to the local United Way, up to a maximum of $5,000. Please consider participating in this important planning exercise. I am always interested to hear from readers and to respond to questions and comment. I can be reached by email at: mayor@ peachland.ca.
Protect yourself and others by getting the jab this fall With flu season approaching, people are encouraged to take part in this year’s influenza vaccination campaign. “The World Health Organization (WHO) determines the strains to be included in the annual influenza vaccine based on flu trends worldwide. This year’s vaccine contains three different flu strains that will offer protection against two influenza A viruses and one influenza B virus,” said Dr. Rob Parker, medical health officer with Interior Health. “Getting a flu shot and washing your hands frequently are the two most effective ways to protect yourself and others from getting the flu.” Flu shots are safe, effective, and free for those most at risk of getting the flu and its complications including: • People 65 years and older and their caregivers/household contacts; • People of any age in residential care facilities; • Children and adults with chronic health conditions and their household contacts; • Children and adolescents (6 months – 18 years) with conditions treated for long periods of time with Aspirin (ASA) and their household contacts; • Children and adults who are morbidly obese;
• Aboriginal people; • All children 6-59 months of age; • Household contacts and caregivers of infants and children 0-59 months of age; • Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy during the influenza season and their household contacts; • Visitors to hospitals, health centres and residential care facilities; • People who work with live poultry; • Health-care and other care providers in facilities and community settings who are capable of transmitting influenza disease to those at high risk of influenza complications; • Individuals who provide care or service in potential outbreak settings housing high risk persons; and • People who provide essential community services (first responders, corrections workers). The free flu shot clinic in Peachland will be held from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Friday, November 1 at the 50+ Activity Centre. People not eligible for the free flu vaccine through the publicly-funded program can contact their physician, local pharmacy, walk-in clinic, travel clinic, or private provider. For more information, visit www. interiorhealth.ca.
Trade agreement with European Union will open doors MP Dan Albas / Commentary The past week has been a very busy one as the House of Commons began a new session of Parliament that included a speech from the throne, and shortly after that our prime minister travelled to Brussels as Canada has now reached an agreement in principle on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the European Union (EU); often referred to as the CETA agreement. In addition, new bills are also before the house, as is private members business, while both parliamentary committees and the Senate are back in regular meetings. As there are many events, I will briefly touch on a few of Dan Albas, MP them in this week’s report. The speech from the throne was a very comprehensive one that covered a wide diversity of different subjects in many areas. It is important to recognize that while the speech from the throne ultimately outlines government priorities for the upcoming session of Parliament, until new bills or existing bills are passed or amended (or other regulatory changes are made) these announced changes are not legally binding. I mention this as one of the throne speech
commitments is to further amend the Importation of Intoxicating Liquor Act, similar to what my private members bill did to also include beer and spirits for direct to consumer shipping. While I have heard a positive response from B.C. craft brewers and artisan distillers, it is also important to recognize that the current federal law prohibiting cross border personal shipment of wine and beer remains in effect until the amendment is ultimately approved and receives royal assent. For this reason I will not delve into great detail on the speech from the throne and will wait until specific bills relating to the throne speech are introduced into the house so further and more detailed information can be provided. As you may have heard, Canada has also reached a trade agreement in principle with the European Union (EU). Here are some quick facts on this historic tentative deal. First, and I believe most importantly, all trade agreements must be ratified in the House of Commons. I mention that as I believe it is important to make Canadians aware that there will be a great deal more information on CETA coming forward in the months ahead. I can also pass on that 98 per cent of all EU tariffs would be eliminated once the agreement comes into force. This in turn opens up a marketplace of 28 different states and 500 million people with economic activity that exceeds $17 trillion dollars a year. In short, this agreement provides Canadian producers and manufacturers with a huge and very lucrative market. In fact, the EU market is a larger one than the United States and to give some context, currently Canada
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has trade agreements with 14 different nations. Adding the 28 members nations of the EU would essentially double the number of countries Canada currently has free market access to, bringing the grand total to 42 countries worldwide. In summary this is a very significant trade deal for Canada. On the other side of any trade agreement is the fact that EU member based countries would also have access to the Canadian market. This is also an area of concern to be aware of. As one example, looking back some 26 years ago, when the Canada-United States free trade agreement was signed, there were also some within the B.C. wine community who believed B.C. could not compete with California based wines and in some cases even threatened to tear out vineyards. Fortunately, others saw opportunity and with the benefit of hindsight we now know that our B.C. winemakers can and do pro-
duce some of the finest wines in the world. As retired federal PC MP Fred King recently reminded me, government also played a role in those days, working with industry in partnership to help innovate and prepare a long-term strategy that today has paid dividends for our region. I know from previous visits to the food research station in Summerland along with value added wood producers and other specialty manufacturers, there is a considerable amount of innovation occurring here in Okanagan Coquihalla that can greatly benefit from the opportunities of new market access courtesy of trade agreements like CETA. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on CETA and any other issue you believe is of concern. I can be reached at 1-800-6658711 or email@example.com Dan Albas is the Member of Parliament for Okanagan-Coquihalla.
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THURSDAYS Tracks Walking Club, 9am, Cenotaph Park. Walks are five minutes longer each week. Ends Nov. 28. Free, but registration required: 250-767-2133 Tai Chi (Wellness Centre), 10am continued level at Heritage Park Bereavement, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Iron and Silk Exercise, 11am-noon, 50+ Activity Centre Peachland Rotary Club Meeting, 12pm, Gasthaus Pub AA, 12-1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Tween Drop-In, 2:305pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 5-6 Youth Drop-In, 3:30-8pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+ Seniors Classes for Computer Tutorial, 3:454:45pm, until November 14. Call 250-768-3305 to register. Meat Draw, 4pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Bingo, 6:45pm, Doors 5:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre
FRIDAYS Men’s Crib & Coffee, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Yoga Beginners, 10:3011:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Friday Art Club, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Art Class, 1-4pm, 50+ Activity Centre Tea in the Tranquil Room, 2pm, Peachland Wellness Centre Youth Drop-In, 3:30-8pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+ Ladies Snooker, 5pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Potluck, Meeting, or Entertainment, 6pm, 50+ Activity Centre (4th week of the month only)
SATURDAYS Carpet Bowling, 10amnoon, 50+ Activity Centre Meat Draw, 3pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Youth Drop-In, 3:30-9pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+
UPCOMING EVENTS Halloween Family Dance Party, October 27. Entertainment, games and refreshments. Tickets required. www.peachland.ca. “Help Nate” Fundraiser, November 2, Whiski-Jack’s Pub, West Kelowna. On August 8, 2013, local Peachlanders Lawrence and Vivian Cody welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Nate, to their family. Unfortunately, Nate was
born with a perforated bowel, which caused his body to go toxic. Friends and family are hosting a Burger & Beer night featuring a Silent Auction with all proceeds going to this amazing and resilient family. Tickets are $20 which includes a burger and a pint. St. Margaret’s Angel Bazaar, November 2, 9:30am - 1pm, community centre. The annual event features
lunch, deli, crafts, silent auction, books, bake table. A licensed appraiser returns to put a value on your collectables for a fee of $5.00. Take a Break Fall Program, November 7, 10:45am-12pm, Westside Seniors Centre. “Scams,” a comprehensive list of scams targeting seniors. Presented by Connie-gay Boyce,B.Sc., consultant, Investors Group
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Financial Services Inc. Free admission - open to everyone. Coffee & tea provided. Remembrance Day Services, November 11, 10:00am. Join the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 as we honour our veterans and fallen comrades. Everyone is welcome. Community Remembers at 10:30am, reception following at the Peachland Legion. Contact
Outdoor Fitness Trail Ribbon-Cutting, November 13, 10:30am, Trepanier Kiosk. The grand opening celebration of the Peachland Fitness Trail.The public is invited for ribbon cutting, tours, and healthy refreshments. Christmas Fair & Artists Market, November 23, 9am-2pm, Our Lady of
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Lourdes Elementary School, West Kelowna. Fresh baked goods, religious articles, cosmetics, silent auction, fabulous prizes. Wind in the Willows, November 27-December 1, 4th St. Place. Peachland Players is starting rehearsals for their upcoming play. If you would like to join this fun group, contact Rhoda at 250-767-2196.
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Help Nate fundraiser event organized for Peachland family
Joanne Layh Peachland View A fundraiser event has been organized by friends and family of Peachland couple Lawrence and Vivian Cody, whose twomonth-old son Nate has been staying in Vancouver Children’s Hospital since the day he was born. Nate was unfortunately born with a perforated bowel, a serious health concern that has kept him and his family away from home until he can get better. The fundraising event, a burger and beer night at Whiski-Jack’s Pub in West Kelowna on November 2, is being organized to help raise funds for the family, who have faced many challenges over the past couple of months. “Nate was born five weeks premature on August 8. Up until his delivery it was thought that everything was fine, healthy. When he was delivered he had to go through an emergency Csection because his belly was so distended that he couldn’t be delivered the normal way,” Nate’s aunt, Lara Cody, told The View. When Nate was born doctors knew that something was up but they didn’t know what was wrong with him at the time. Cody says Nate was whisked immediately to Vancouver Children’s Hospital, where they discovered he had a perforation or hole in his bowel so his waste was going back into his body and he was going toxic.
Cody says when Nate was taken by air ambulance from Kelowna, he was given only a 15 per cent chance to survive. Soon doctors at Vancouver Children’s Hospital took Nate into surgery to fix the perforation, but about a week later his belly was once again distended
and black and blue in colour. Doctors unfortunately found another hole in Nate’s bowel so he had to go through the surgery again. “At that time they disconnected his bowels and he’s hooked up to sacks and tubes and stuff to make his body function right now to deliver his food and get his waste gone,” Cody said, adding that this should allow the perforations in his bowel time to heal. Doctors initially believed Nate had cystic fibrosis but tests later confirmed that was not the case. Cody says doctors now suspect the perforations in Nate’s bowel formed be-
cause his bowels were too small to remove waste so it kept backing up until the pressure caused holes to burst in his bowels and intestines. “They’re giving it time now to heal. The next surgery hopefully will reconnect everything together. He’ll still have to be fed through a tube for a while because they have to deliver nutrients to him slowly enough to expand his bowels and intestines to their normal size and hopefully it all functions well at that time,” Cody said. Cody says Nate’s third surgery had to be postponed when he developed blood clots in an incision where a pick enters in his foot. They removed the pick from his foot, put it in his arm instead and gave him blood thinners. However, that caused another problem when they couldn’t stop bleeding from different areas of his body so Nate then had to have a blood transfusion. During his stay at the hospital Nate also caught a flu virus that concerned doctors because of his very young age and fragile condition. “It’s just been a tough couple months, basically,” Cody said. Cody says if all goes well the family is hoping they
might be able to bring Nate home for the new year, but he could remain in hospital for many more months while he awaits further surgeries and ongoing medical care. Having one’s newborn
LAWRENCE AND VIVIAN CODY with their son Nate. baby face such difficulties would be horrific for any parents, but the Codys also have a three-year-old daughter and the distance from home has caused enormous stress for the family. “They travel from Vancouver to Peachland to care for their three-yearold daughter, Alexa, who is staying with her grandparents,” event co-organizer Kaz Zvanitajs said. “Gas, accommodations, groceries and being away from work is taking a financial and emotional toll on Lawrence and Vivian and we want to help.” Lawrence and his father are business partners at Cody Auctions so Nate’s grandfather has had to manage the shop without Lawrence. Nate’s grandmother also works full-time so sometimes Alexa stays with her aunt or a friend. In Vancouver, Vivien stays with Nate at the hospital while Lawrence, and occasionally Alexa, stay in a room at the Easter Seals House nearby, so there is nowhere the family can cook dinner and sit down together. “They’re just trying to piece it together day by day,” Cody said. “It’s been tough for them.” The Help Nate fundraiser will take place on Saturday, November 2 at 6 p.m. at Whiski-Jack’s Pub in West
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How you can Help Nate: • Attend the Help Nate Fundraiser on Saturday, November 2 at 6 p.m. at Whiski-Jack’s Pub in West Kelowna. The fundraiser will feature a silent auction with all proceeds going to the family. Tickets are $20, which gets you a burger and a pint. Tickets are available through the Cody family and will also be available at the door on the night of the event; • You or your business can donate an item for the silent auction; • You can make a cash donation at TD Bank to the Lawrence Cody in Trust account (#9151-6383817); or • Donate online at https://fundrazr.com/ campaigns/3chzc Kelowna. The fundraiser will feature a silent auction with all proceeds going to the family. Tickets, which are available from the Cody family or at the door,
are $20 and will get you a burger and a pint. Cash donations can also be made at TD Bank to the Lawrence Cody in Trust account (#9151-6383817).
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Wellness centre offers downsizing tips for seniors Judy Wyper / Special to the Peachland View Last week the Peachland Wellness Centre’s (PWC) speaker series presented Dave Collins, a senior real estate specialist. Collins’ topic was downsizing for seniors. Collins has been in Peachland since 1992, and has been practising real estate for 10 years. He found that some seniors know exactly what they want and others feel adrift and need help to sort their way through a move. They may have lived in the same house for 20 or 30 years. They come to discuss the sale of their home, but also to explore their options. For those who missed the event, Collins advises starting with a financial review. This helps determine which housing choices are possible and which are out of the question. Some take the step of deferring taxes. They may also downsize the family home to something smaller and less expensive to maintain and use the profit for a less expensive lifestyle. Seniors may also consider shared housing as portrayed in the television program Golden Girls. Many choose to remain in their own homes for as long as possible, and make adaptations to the building. Many hope to age in place and make the home senior friendly. To do this one might enlarge the bathroom or hallways to accommodate a needed walker or wheelchair. One might also alter the kitchen shelves for easier access. For safety, some may want to install lever taps and doorknobs, pocket doors, ramps, staircase lifts and keyless entry. It’s also a good idea to keep halls and entryways well lit. Electronic sensors can be installed in
the security system to track movement, add auditory reminders, and send text messages for safety. Some families opt for an intergenerational household. The in-law suite can provide a buffer of independence while also affording safety. This could be started on a trial basis to ensure all parties find the arrangement comfortable. To prevent discord, it is a good idea to make agreements ahead of time about meals, noise levels, finances and obligations. Some people choose to move to a seniors’
residence. New friends, planned activities, three meals a day, and social outings make this choice attractive. At a seniors’ residence, residents can retreat to their suite when quiet is needed. The PWC can provide you with a list of what to look for and questions to ask when you visit. Dealing with personal belongings is a huge decision-making step. What is really important? What should be kept, given to family or friends, sold, donated or discarded? Collins suggests thinking about this well in advance and taking time.
A good suggestion is to place an adhesive label or dot on things to keep, as a reminder. When downsizing precious things, take photographs of them, then let them go. It may be better to sell items than have family fight over them. Place a monetary value on things one plans to give to family and friends. Some items may need to be appraised. Some people use a storage facility for their items, and then decide at leisure how they will dispense with everything. Estate sales, auctions, individual sales and online advertising can all be considered. Be realistic about value and be open to surprises. To get rid of something, give items away during the last hour of a garage sale. Doris Muhs from the audience suggested we weed our photo albums. Reduce 50 albums to three by keeping only a few photos from each year. I made copies of a selection of my photos and stored them electronically in a couple of places. The advantage of this is that I can open my iPad and look at the family albums anywhere. 70 per cent of seniors over 65 will need some form of long-term care at some point in their life. In Canada there are about 8 million seniors and 18 million baby boomers. Through seminars and webinars, seniors are learning about their options. Make your bucket list. Decide your priorities. Make plans for how you will live in your old age so you can age comfortably. The PWC links people to services, information, and programs. Phone 250767-0141, email email@example.com, check us out on Facebook or visit www. peachlandwellnesscentre.ca.
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Results are in from this month’s Business Walks survey Gail Scott / Special to the Peachland View
It’s membership renewal time! The chamber office will be contacting all members to update our contact information database to ensure you receive your renewal reminders for 2014. We have increased membership dues by 3 per cent across the board. You may also call the office to update your information and to process your renewals or to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your membership and or the services provided. Contact 250-767-2422. The chamber is in the process of updating membership packages and is requesting that our members contact the chamber office with any discounts or special offers specifically for chamber members. We will ensure that all members receive a membership card and encourage everyone to take advantage of these savings. The information will be posted to the website as well.
October 1 Business Walks hits the mark
Over 40 Peachland businesses participated in the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission’s (COEDC) Business Walks program earlier this month. The information obtained captured the pulse of businesses in our community and provided an opportunity for local elected officials and board members of the chamber to connect with business owners who provide an array of services to Peachland. All the local interviews were completed by noon and the outcomes from the four questions asked during the walks included: 1. How is business? Results indicated a generally positive outlook from 90 per cent of the businesses visited. 2. What do you like most about doing business in the region? 52 per cent of the Peachland respondents stated they liked the location, while 36 per cent stated it was the local clientele they liked best. 3. What can be done to make your business thrive? Responses ranged from tangible needs such as increased signage, to technical assistance requirements such as marketing. Common themes throughout the region included: • Upgrading infrastructure and continuation of revitalization projects; • Need for increased directional signage to entice potential consumers from Highway 97 into their business districts; • Increased buy local campaigns; • Increased communication of projects within the community or region; and • Additional parking options and increased monitoring of regulated areas. 4. What specific information would you like to have access to? This question resulted in mixed responses. The major-
THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S most recent quarterly members meeting was held in the galleria of the Historic Primary School building. ity of those that responded to this question identified the need for business planning and support with marketing, advertising and development of statistics. The next step will be for the Peachland Chamber of Commerce to follow up with four of our local businesses to personally address some of their concerns or requests. The COEDC will start to look at opportunities for development of business planning resources and a regional buy local campaign, and continue to support their regional partners in facilitating one-on-one assistance in an effort to communicate potential programs and services.
Peachland chamber attends Canadian chamber AGM conference
Gabi Haas, our chamber board vice president, and myself had the opportunity as first-time chamber attendees to be part of the Canadian chamber AGM conference in Kelowna on September 29. We participated in the policy resolution debate session and took the opportunity to network with colleagues and chamber service providers. The AGM was well attended locally, regionally, provincially and nationally. B.C. played a significant role in the AGM with 18 B.C. policies up for national endorsement, out of a total of 57 at the convention. Three highlighted issues for B.C. were air access, temporary foreign workers and the creation of a national park reserve located in the South Okanagan – Lower Similkameen land base.
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Quarterly members meeting gets new format
Over 30 members, staff and board members attended the third quarterly chamber members meeting sponsored by Cecile Guilbault of Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty. The meeting was held in the galleria of the Historic Primary School building. President Rob Campbell welcomed everyone to the new format for the chamber’s quarterly meeting. Going forward, these meetings will be sponsored by a local business or organization and therefore will not carry a coverage charge to attend. The second quarter minutes were tabled until next meeting. Verbal reports were delivered by the president, treasurer, tourism services and chamber operations. Four new members were acknowledged – Allen Hollender, Peachland Radio; Dan Albas, MP; Westside Wine Tours; and Pine Acres on the Lake B&B. We are thankful to Sam of Dragon Lotus Restaurant who provided an excellent Asian appetizer buffet.
Open house draws large crowd
The Peachland chamber hosted a wine and cheese celebration following the District of Peachland’s official opening of the Historic Primary School building to acknowledge and appreciate the many elected officials, residents and businesses that supported and contributed to making this dream a reality for the Peachland Visitor Information Centre and the chamber. The galleria was a buzz of excitement complete with great food from Happy Cow, fine wines donated by Greata Ranch and Hainle Vineyards, and greenery and plants supplied by Dogwood Nursery.
Christmas Light Up planning gets underway
It’s official! The chamber has agreed to oversee the coordination and implementation of this year’s Christmas Light Up at the request of the District of Peachland. The first meeting of all the community service groups that make this significant annual event a must-attend affair was held on October 3. The Light Up will be held from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. The major change this year will be that the event will be held both inside and out-
side to accommodate the types of activities being planned and to address concerns of comfort, safety and weather. Now that the Historic Primary School building is officially open, it will become the focal point for many of the planned activities. This year’s concept includes the creation of a Christmas village complete with a market offering food, beverages, crafts and gift products, a children’s activity zone, Santa’s Corner and a performance stage. The parade will march down to Heritage Park and Light Up will include illuminating the Historic Primary School building and Heritage Park all at the same time. Undertaking an event of this size requires many volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or participating as a vendor, contact the chamber office at 250-7672422.
Business After Hours to take place October 29
The next Chamber Business After Hours networking event will be sponsored by Tom Dyas of TDBenefits Solutions and will be held at our new location in the Historic Primary School building, which now houses the visitor centre and the Legends of the Lake Interpretive Centre. The event will take place from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Come down and join the chamber staff, members and board directors. There is no cost to attend. Don’t forget to bring your business cards for a chance to win a door prize. If you plan to attend, RSVP to the chamber office at 250-767-2422.
New Chamber volunteer team under development
The chamber would like to personally thank and express our sincerest appreciation to the following individuals who have come forward and offered to volunteer their services to the chamber’s operations. Thank you Archie Luccisano; Constantine Anastasopoulos; Dr. Peter Stapleton; Vince Boyko; Leanne Komaryk, Peachland View; and Ruth Munro. Volunteerism is the backbone of all successful communities and priceless in small communities such as ours. The first meeting of this new volunteer group will be announced shortly. If you would like to become part of this growing team call the chamber office at 250-767-2422.
OCTOBER 25, 2013
Legion offers help to veterans struggling with PTSD Barrie Hewer / Special to the Peachland View Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often referred to as the wound that never heals. What is PTSD? The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event(s). The Mayo Clinic goes on to explain that PTSD symptoms include: hopelessness about the future, memory problems, trouble concentrating and difficulties maintaining close relationships. Symptoms of anxiety and increased emotional arousal
include: irritability or anger, overwhelming guilt or shame, self-destructive behaviour, such as substance abuse, trouble sleeping, being easily startled or frightened, and hearing or seeing things that aren’t there. Who gets PTSD? All trauma results in post traumatic stress (PTS) and for most of us it is very temporary and doesn’t require treatment. For those that are exposed to severe trauma for prolonged periods, PTS may become a devastating mental health disorder (PTSD) that can last for years and can manifest itself in marriage breakup, unemployment and physical illness or may even lead to death
by suicide. Veterans that have served in Afghanistan and with the UN in Africa have recently approached the Peachland Legion concerning their struggles with PTSD. No one understands a soldier better than a soldier. For that reason the legion has contacted a PTSD expert based at CFB Comox who has agreed to visit and help any veterans struggling with PTSD to take the steps needed to lead healthy productive lives. Plato believed that soldiers make poor citizens. Perhaps we can change that. Inquiries can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org or 250.767.9100. All inquiries will be strictly confidential.
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Which apples are best in pies? It’s a matter of taste Patricia Guest Special to the Peachland View These stunningly beautiful days allow us to revel in the glorious colours and crisp smells of autumn. The farmer’s markets and fruit stands are heaped high with harvests awaiting the Halloween hootenannies. The pumpkin farmers, I think, wait until after Halloween
Patricia Guest to have their Thanksgiving celebrations, saving their gratitude for some of the $7 billion in spending that we do every Halloween season. With only a measly $2.3 billion for the Thanksgiving meals and decorations, the turkey farmers don’t fare nearly so well. Thanksgiving always seems to me to be bathed in sunshine kissed with a breeze and redolent of pumpkin spices,
dry leaves and sage. Perhaps it is the special gift of the Thanksgiving weekend that puts a damper on the spending and encourages family time well spent. With so much abundance around us in our lives every day, it seems almost redundant to celebrate one day of Thanksgiving. I suppose it gives pause to our busy lives and allows us to really enjoy the autumn weather, our families and wonderful food. Thanksgiving is one of my favourite holidays, seemingly stress free and really about gathering the ones you love around the table. I saw so many people walking with their family and friends that the gift must have worked well. As much as pumpkin pie is associated with Thanksgiving dinner, apple pie ties with it in taste and is a favourite all year long. There are so many different apples these days it is hard to make a solid recommendation for the best apple for pies. The older varieties like Northern Spy and Pippin have loads of flavour and hold their shape well but are difficult to find since the SIR program decimated the homegrown apple trees. Cortland apples have the distinction of staying
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1 full can condensed milk 1/2 cup butter 2 tbsp honey or agave syrup 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 cup salted pretzels White chocolate Heat oven to 350°F. Place hazelnuts on an ungreased cookie sheet. Toast hazelnuts in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until you can smell their wonderful aroma.
white for a long time without acidification. Ambrosia apples, which originated in the Similkameen as a chance seedling in a Jonagold orchard, were taken to market in 1993. This amazing food-of-the-gods apple is my favourite in peanut butter and apple sandwiches and works well in almost everything. It is crispy, juicy and very sweet. This late in the year you can usually find a good supply of different apples at the farmers markets and the local orchardists often keep a few trees of their favourite varieties for grafting and to preserve the old seed stocks. A mixture of Granny Smith apples and Braeburns or Fujis is my favourite for pies but for all the disagreement between what is the best pie apple, an apple pie or crumble is always fully appreciated. The mix of aromatic apples, cinnamon and spices is one of the most beloved smells in a home. Some real estate agents have been known to recommend that you simmer applesauce when you are having an open house or showing to stimulate buying impulses. You probably have your favourite recipe lovingly handed down from genera-
tion to generation so I won’t try to get you to change your pie, but here is a great raw salad that can be made
in minutes with the robust colours and flavours of fall. I will, under the guise of Luv Foods, be offering
Beet and Apple Slaw with Currants 2 large fresh beets, peeled
1/2 cup currants
2 large tart Ambrosia or Cortland apples, cored and peeled
Coarsely grate beets and apples. Heat apple juice and slightly reduce. Add vinegar and whisk in olive oil. Toss salad with currants and dressing.
1/4 cup apple juice 1 tsp apple cider or rice vinegar 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Kosher or sea salt (Maldon sea salt is a superior brand) Freshly ground black pepper Dinero Ent. Inc. D.B.A.
In an 8”x8” greased pan, break up pretzels. Pour caramel/nut mixture over the pretzels and cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Drizzle with white melted chocolate when cool.
Variations: Grated carrot and dried cranberries would make a nice addition to this salad. Sunﬂower seeds or nuts would work too.
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CROSSWORD CLUES ACROSS 1. 1st, 2nd & 3rd in baseball 6. Sew up a hawk’s eyes 10. N’Djamena is the capital 14. Be a connector 15. To accustom 17. Cornflower 19. Former CIA 20. Bark sharply 21. Actress Barkin 22. Cathode-ray tube 23. Shallowest Great Lake 24. Surface of a plane figure 26. Bird of prey 29. A large number 31. Chums 32. Express pleasure 34. Capital of Yemen 35. Sanctify 37. Hyperbolic cosecant 38. Central Standard Time 39. Seed of the legume family 40. Drove in golf 41. Without difficulty 43. Without (French) 45. Politicians (informal) 46. Not happy 47. Spiritual being 49. Male child 50. The cry made by sheep 53. Handheld image enlarger 57. Inventiveness 58. Column style 59. Impudence 60. 33 1/3 records 61. Berkeley’s sister city CLUES DOWN 1. Lymph node plague swelling 2. Freshwater duck genus 3. Dog attacks 4. Eilat Airport 5. Visualize 6. A young pig 7. Wyatt __, OK Corral 8. Point one point S of due E 9. Those who give freely 10. Small slice of meat, especially veal 11. Dislike intensely 12. Egyptian sun God 13. Animal lair 16. Dutch flowers 18. A Greek harp 22. O. Twist’s author’s initials 23. Periods of time 24. __ Claus 25. Actress Lupino 27. Green regions of desert 28. Any competition 29. Salem, MA, teachers college 30. Container for display 31. Ink writing implement 33. Hogshead (abbr.) 35. As much as one can eat 36. Puts in a horizontal position 37. Cotangent (abbr.) 39. Vitamin H 42. Book hinges 43. Voiced musical
ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20
Aries, it’s important to know that someone close to you supports you no matter what. Don’t let self-doubt overwhelm you. Others support you for a reason.
TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21
Set your long-term goals and work hard to make them a reality, Taurus. Goals can help you stay on track and provide muchneeded motivation when you hit rough patches.
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, even though you may not be getting all of the recognition you hoped at work, others are paying attention to your accomplishments. Just be a little patient.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22
Romance could be heading in your direction, Cancer. If you are in a relationship, then that relationship might grow even stronger. Plan a romantic getaway soon.
LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23
sounds 44. In the year of Our Lord 46. Japanese entertainment firm 47. Comedian Carvey
48. Bird reproductive bodies 49. Rests on a chair 50. River border 51. Largest continent 52. Plural of ascus
53. Prefix for ill 54. Small bark 55. Geographic Information System 56. Mauna __, Hawaiian volcano
Leo, you may want to keep some thoughts to yourself this week. Others may not be fond of you rocking the boat at this time, so let things settle down.
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22
Surround yourself with people who can make you feel good and provide lots of support, Virgo. This week you may need all of the encouragement you can get.
LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23
Expect a self-esteem boost when you begin to feel better about all of your options, Libra. Although you may not be in love with all of the possibilities, many are very appealing.
SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, you have an uncanny sense of imagination and your creativity will be running strong this week. Share some of your ideas with a trusted friend or family member.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21
There are many cosmic energies working in your corner, Sagittarius. You just need to be in tune with the changes that are happening all around you.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
Capricorn, anticipate some confusion regarding your social life this week. This can grow into a stressful situation if you let it. Instead, keep a level head and trust that things will work out.
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
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Aquarius, career concerns dominate your thoughts these next few days, but you have other things on your mind as well. Devote ample time to all of your concerns.
PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20
Pisces, exotic thoughts creep into your head, but you have some mundane chores that need tending to as well.
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Starve the appetite for gossip Derek Koch Emmanuel Church By the time you read this, Thanksgiving will have been long over. I hope you had a meaningful, restful Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends and that you were able to enjoy turkey leftovers until you couldn’t handle any more. At our home, while the entire meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and a plethora of vegetables made for good eating, it was my wife’s gravy that catapulted the meal from good to great. The gravy was absolutely fabulous and the kids devoured the leftover gravy within 24 hours of our Thanksgiving meal. I’m still asking myself where the justice is in that. In any case, the overeating on the weekend reminded me of a rather unusual topic - gossip. Proverbs 18:8 tells us, “The word of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man’s inmost parts.” Hearing stories from someone about someone else, or being the channel through which these stories come, can create an emotional rush much like eating a bite of turkey doused in gravy. It tastes so good and could you please pass the gravy so I can have some more? Yet, unlike my wife’s gravy, gossip can be harmful and dangerous (that is unless you eat too much gravy, which is something I don’t want to consider). Apart from the issue whether these juicy stories are true or not, the simple act of talking and listening to this chatter can cause incredible harm to relationships in families, neighbourhoods and work places. Leviticus 19:16 tells us, “Do not go about spreading slander among your people. Do not do anything that endangers your neighbour’s life. I am the Lord.” Exodus 23:1 says, “Do not spread false reports. Do not help a wicked man by being a malicious witness.” The Bible is filled with instruction on how to speak about each other. These are not suggestions. They are commands. God knew the power of words. James wrote specifically about the power of the tongue. He wrote, “A bit in the mouth of a horse controls the whole horse. A small rudder on a huge ship in the hands of a skilled captain sets a course in the face of the strongest winds. A word out of your mouth may seem of no account, but it can accomplish
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nearly anything—or destroy it!” So where do we go from here? First, if someone starts telling you a story that you feel is gossip, stop the person who is telling the story and tell him you’re not interested in hearing it. Why? Because once you hear the whole story, your impression of the person spoken about will be influenced by the storyteller. You won’t be able to help it. Save yourself from gossip and stop listening. Second, stop gossiping! If you have a problem with someone, go directly to that person. Don’t talk behind their back. That’s cowardly. If you came across secondhand information that tastes as good as Thanksgiving gravy, don’t spread it around. Be the mature one and stop the rumour right in
its tracks. Perhaps the most compelling reason to stop listening to gossip and spreading it is because none of us wish to be the victims of gossip. We would strongly commend the one who refused to listen to a juicy story about our past. We would applaud the one who refused to spread a potentially damaging story about our future. Do to others what you would have them do to you, which is another Biblical principle. Instead of destroying each other let’s protect each other. As Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:32, “Be gentle, with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you.” Happy belated Thanksgiving and an early Merry Christmas. Enjoy the food and family but starve the desire to gossip.
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