All posts by Georgia Wilson

coffee and notepad with the text 2016 resolutions

Resolutions for All Seasons

By Mary Kozicki, BScN

Set your expectations at an attainable level and then establish a plan that will lead to twelve months of success.

How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions?  Are the intentions a repeat from the year before? Have you and your family set realistic goals that you will follow through for the rest of the year?  Did everyone manage to succeed in making the changes happen? Continue reading

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feeding your pet

Does This Food Make Me Look Fat?

By Moira Drosdovech, DVM

Pet obesity is on the rise. Read on for an explanation of the causes and how you can combat this health problem.

Are you the guardian of a canine couch potato or a cat whose belly hits the floor as they waddle to their food bowl and back to their favourite sleeping place? Does it seem like no matter what food you try, you cannot get that extra weight off? It can be especially hard to stick to that recommended diet food when they look at you with those sorrowful eyes, perhaps a little drool leaking from their mouths. Or how about when your cat jumps like a ton of bricks onto your chest in the wee hours of morning, a gentle reminder that she is not happy with being “cut off”? Continue reading

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Road cyclist

Get Ready for Cycling

By Ross Short, assisted by Paul Lagrange

Don’t just give your bike a pre-season tune-up—make sure your body is ready to deliver your best rides yet.

Winter is far behind us and cyclists have come out of hibernation. For many of us, there is nothing like a long bike ride to really enjoy the Okanagan scenery. You can’t miss the colourful uniforms and sleek style of the many competitive cyclists and weekend warriors who make our valley their cycling paradise. Continue reading

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An old hand of active senior with white gloves composting twigs

The “Dirt” On Compost

By Cynthia Coates, BSc (Environmental Science)

How to get started, tend the growing pile,
and use the finished compost.

Did you know you have a wide variety of nutrient-rich ingredients in your home and around your yard, that when blended together can provide you with nature’s best soil amendment for lush lawns, robust flowers, and plentiful veggies? Composting your organics right in your own backyard is an easy way to reduce waste going to the landfill and it also produces a wonderful product for your landscape and garden.
Composting isn’t difficult once you understand some of the basic steps and you can even speed things up a bit with a few of these tips to get you started. Continue reading

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Welcome to our Spring 2016 Issue

ITL Fall issue of Magazine

Welcome to our Spring 2016 issue!

Winter is but a distant memory and by now most of us are well and truly out of hibernation! As you shift your focus to tackling spring chores or enjoying new activities, we invite you to set aside a few moments to peruse the pages of this issue. Here is where you will discover a fantastic lineup of articles and ideas to satisfy your physical, mental, and emotional needs. Continue reading

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