Kelowna residents looking for recreational opportunities and ways to stay active, can take a look at the City of Kelowna’s Winter Activity Guide. From fitness and cooking classes to sports, the guide has recreational opportunities for everyone, youth, seniors and those in between. Winter registration dates and times December 3: General Programs (7:30 a.m.) December […]
To find a flu clinic near you, visit www.interiorhealth.ca/FluClinics. Many physician offices and pharmacies also provide vaccines free to those who are eligible. With flu season approaching, public health nurses across Interior Health are gearing up for this year’s influenza (flu) vaccination campaign. Last year, over 173,000 seasonal flu shots were provided free of charge […]
The big question, van Donkelaar says, is how do you know if an athlete who has suffered a concussion is really okay to play? They may feel fine, their symptoms may be gone, but what about any underlying, undetected damage to the brain? Okanagan research into the long-term effects on athletes of repeated concussions will […]
Strength training benefits seniors “I started exercising when I retired,” says 82-year old Christine Albert. After running a coffee shop in Penticton, she and her husband moved to Kelowna, where Christine hung up her apron and pulled on a pair of running shoes. “I had osteoporosis,” she explains. “I wanted to prevent further damage.” “Older […]
As international news headlines warn of childhood obesity and related diseases, an Okanagan nine-year-old and her mom are taking action to help kids achieve a healthy attitude toward eating, with their Today I Ate a Rainbow books and videos. Kia Robertson admits that it’s tough to get kids …
The revolving door swishes open with the arrival of sick or injured people and clicks closed as hundreds of treated patients depart. This is the daily dance of the emergency department and for Dr. Mike Ertel, it’s more tango than waltz. Dr. Mike has donned some different caps during his 16 years at Kelowna General […]
The clean cut young man doesn’t look up from his seat in the waiting room at Crossroads Treatment Centre in Kelowna. Neither does the woman I take to be his mother. A large suitcase leans on his legs. Clearly, he’s come to stay a while; probably for Crossroads’ 42-day residential addiction treatment program. A staff […]
Feeling great, looking great, enjoying the Okanagan lifestyle. We’ve got the ingredients and expertise to put it all together. Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic DermMedica–Kelowna Vein & Skin Solutions Dr. Don MacRae & Associates OKAPED Simply Amazing Smiles Singleton Dental Implants Okanagan Dental Care for Kids Rocky Mountain Fitness Chelation Medical Centres of the Okanagan […]
These haunting words are true statements made by young people who went on to commit suicide.
In the mid-1990s, the media began to report what appeared to be a growing trend: drug facilitated sexual assault, and in 1997 a young woman named AJ Januszczak put a human face on the story. Going public in the newspapers and on a national television talk show, she described exactly how a man drugged her while she was playing pool with her sister and her friends, then took her out to the parking lot where he and one of his friends raped her.
My last memory of “Big Mike” (six foot three, 265 lbs) was of him being wheeled out of the hockey rink in Las Vegas on a gurney flashing the “thumbs up” sign to both teams as the paramedics took him to the local emergency. Mike, age 40, died later that day. I still get emotional thinking about it and I’m not exactly sure why.