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Is it still possible to protect one’s online privacy?

NordVPN offers advice about staying private in the world dominated by data giants Data has recently become the most valuable commodity in the world, the same way as oil was a century ago, and concerns are similar: most of the world’s data is in the hands of a few giants, namely Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple. As their reach keeps expanding and profits keep rising (their collective profit was over $25 billion in the first quarter of 2017), experts are calling for the need to break up their dominance or to create another platform that would provide a more private method...

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Varicose Veins are not just a cosmetic concern

Restore Vein & Skin Centre Varicose veins are an extremely common problem, affecting up to 50% of the population. Contrary to popular belief, varicose vein disease is not simply a cosmetic problem. Studies have shown that left untreated, the veins gradually enlarge and progress to associated veins, eventually leading to a road map of enlarged and twisted varicose veins. Once these veins become diseased, they never get better on their own. The earlier the veins are treated, the fewer veins will be come affected, and the lower the chance of developing skin changes associated with chronic venous disease. Varicose...

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A tradition of fine foods

Illichmann’s Meats, Sausages & Gourmet Foods 2017 marks Illichmann’s 50th year of business in Kelowna. Since 1967 the Illichmann family has been providing European Meats, Sausages and Delicatessen products in Kelowna. Adolf and Theresia Illichmann started the business in 1967. Illichmann’s is now run by their son Thomas and his sons Jacob and Daniel. In addition to fresh meats and sausages, Illichmann’s offers custom sausage making, catering and wholesale. Enjoy Illichmann’s great food in-house or take some home from the hot lunch counter. PROMOTION Published annually, Okanagan Life Progress presents Okanagan Valley business stories told by the people behind them. For advertising details, see Spotlight on Okanagan Business. As seen in Progress...

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Lakeshore Vein: Okanagan community and family

A big thanks to our wonderful patients who voted for us in Okanagan Life magazine’s Best of the Okanagan Awards, which again placed us as the Best Laser and Aesthetics Clinic in the Central Okanagan. Here's our interview with Dr. Janna Bentley, founder and medical director of Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic.   PROMOTION Published annually, Okanagan Life Progress presents Okanagan Valley business stories told by the people behind them. For advertising details, see Spotlight on Okanagan Business. As seen in Progress 2017 The 2017 Progress magazine celebrates Okanagan business stories. Free...

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RBC Wealth Management: Nicolas Gill

By Nicolas Gill, investment advisor & financial planner RBC Wealth Management | Dominion Securities New investment industry regulations: CRM2  Client Relationship Model 2 applies to most investment firms, banks & credit unions in Canada including mutual fund advisors. It is part of a global shift towards increased reporting, disclosure and transparency in the investment industry. Under CRM2, you will receive more details on the fees and performance of your investment accounts. Don’t I already know the costs?  This is dependent upon the relationship between you and your advisor. The two prevailing investment advice structures in Canada are commission-based advice and fee-based...

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