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UBC researchers test new technique to help with concussion diagnosis

Variations in blood flow may be the method to pin down brain trauma Sports-related concussions are a major public health concern and are notoriously difficult to diagnose. But new research from UBC’s Okanagan campus provides a new tool to help test athletes for recent brain trauma. “Diagnosing concussions relies heavily on patients reporting their symptoms. While there are other tests that may be used to help clinicians make a diagnosis, they can be extremely subjective, inaccurate and, frankly, easy to manipulate,” says study lead author, a Southern Medical Program student, and Ph.D. candidate Alexander (Sandy) Wright. “Because concussions can’t be...

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Okanagan realtors battle it out on new TV series

Competition in Kelowna's hot real estate market is taking to the screen. The 13-part TV series Seller's Market, produced by Kelowna-based Visland Media, will air this fall on CHEK TV. Seller's Market follows five top Okanagan real estate agents as the battle it out to win coveted listings. The series stars five Okanagan realtors: Dean Desrosiers, Luke Menkes, Darryl Reuter, Amanda Westrheim and Marika Wolf. Each week the five agents compete with each other for a listing. After a walk-through of the property, and maybe a little bantering, the competing agents plead their case to the homeowner and try to win...

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Kelowna Art Gallery seeks volunteers for school tour program

The Kelowna Art Gallery is currently recruiting volunteer docents (tour guides) for their 2017/18 School Tour program. These volunteers lead students on exhibition tours, facilitate discussions about what they see, and help out with hands-on art activities. Interested applicants should enjoy a creative atmosphere and working with students. “Becoming a volunteer docent at the Gallery was one of the most rewarding new adventures I had last year,” says volunteer Marguerite Berry. “Not only did I learn more about art, but I got to share and experience it along with hundreds of local students. It was remarkable to hear the...

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BC shines at the 3rd Annual Judgment of BC Wine Tasting

The wines of British Columbia were put to the ultimate test at the third annual Judgment of BC on Friday, August 18, pitting 12 BC Wines against 12 acknowledged global benchmarks. BC's CheckMate Black Rook Merlot 2013 from the Okanagan Valley ranked first among the flight of Merlot, and Kim Crawford Pinot Gris 2016 from Marlborough, New Zealand came out on top for the flight of Pinot Gris with BC placing third, fifth and sixth. Hosted by the BC Wine Institute, and curated by celebrated Vancouver wine expert and Director of Wine at NewDistrict.ca, DJ Kearney, the Judgment of BC...

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Parks Alive! partnerships bring more Canada 150 free concerts to community

Thanks to new partnerships with local arts organizations, Kelowna resid ents and visitors will enjoy two very special free concert events this month featuring world class JUNO nominees and Order of Canada recipients as part of the ongoing Sesquicentennial celebrations in our community. Wednesday, August 16 will feature the Order of Canada 150 Jazz Concert with Jens Lindemann and Tommy Banks, presented in partnership with Chamber Music Kelowna, while Wednesday, August 23 will feature world renowned “Canadian Brass” presented in partnership with the Kelowna Community Concerts Association as part of the annual Parks Alive! program. “When we were approached last year by...

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