Drowning doesn’t look like drowning

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Conjure up an image of a drowning person, and you’d probably visualize somebody waving and wailing in the water. In reality, drowning may happen more silently than you think. “It can happen right behind you and you may not know what is going on,” warns Mario Vittone, marine safety specialist and US Coast Guard member. Called the Instinctive … [Read more...]

Know what to do to prevent drowning

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Children must be monitored closely in the water. "Drowning is the third largest cause of preventable deaths for children under 10 years," says Glen Cheetham, Kamloops' aquatic programs director. Knowing how to spot a drowning person and how to avoid being a victim yourself is important. Each year, 80 to 100 people drown in B.C., and 500 die in … [Read more...]

Home Tour features beautiful dwellings in Sun Peaks area

The Above: One of the many beautiful homes in Sun Peaks. Home Tours will feature houses with unique architecture in and around Sun Peaks.

If you love architecture, you’re going to love this. The fifth annual Home Tour: Architectural Spaces is coming to Sun Peaks and area on July 17, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Home Tours is a popular fundraiser for The Kamloops Art Gallery, with proceeds going to art camps, youth and senior art education and exhibits. This self-guided tour will be … [Read more...]