Friday, February 27, 2009


A parent shares.......

"I could fill this entire blog with stories of unfairness and self serving behavior by OHA. How about sending your son to play at the IDT and they put him on a line with 2 other marginal players rather than playing with some better players so one of the "Kerr" boys can win the tournament scoring title. What a surprise with another Kerr behind the bench setting the lines. In spite of being behind the 8 ball my son all the way down to the championship game was within a point or 2 of winning it. He never had a chance. What a bunch of rats those guys are for not letting the boys play on a level playing field. Some example they set. We've seen it all with these clowns and got out. You'd have to be out of your mind to send your player up there for so many reasons. I hit em where it really hurt - the pocketbook."

Child Safety At OHS

Is it safe to board your hockey player at OHS in the classroom dorms? The drinking age in British Columbia is 19. Many of the counselors are just reaching legal age and have been known to slip out to the bars leaving your children unattended in the dorms.

Last year the counselors were in the bars in downtown Penticton when a fight broke out. This fight was brought back to a child dorm where windows were smashed in and people ended up in the hospital. Fortunately, none of the campers were injured. A number of RCMP officers broke up the fight and hockey classes resumed the following morning.
This was not an isolated episode. Similar issues occur every year at OHS camps and parents should consider carefully whether to board their young players at OHS during hockey camps.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Originally published in the Oliver Chronicle:

Drug abuse high in South Okanagan

Article By: Lisa Joy

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Meeting South Okanagan teenagers on their turf—the streets—it becomes clear that if there were an exam for illicit drug terminology, costs and effects, they would get an A+.
The teens know what’s available, for how much and the type of high it gives. The drug of choice is ‘BC Bud’ marijuana for $30 - $35 a gram and $150 - $220 an ounce. You can choose Hawaiian, white rhino, skunk, blueberry, California orange or banana. If you prefer ecstasy, for $25 a pill, there are green, red or ones with cartoon pictures. Then there’s GHB, a mellow ecstasy for $50 a baby jar. Crack cocaine is widely available and sells for $8 - $10 a rail and if you want to freebase it, just add baking soda. Hash is hard to find but the oil is easy to get. Mushrooms cost $10 a gram and acid is a bargain at only $5 a hit. Methamphetamine, which the teens say is a stronger form of speed, costs $15-$18 a point.
And there’s the prescription drugs sold on the streets like Tylenol 3s for $2-$2.50 a pill and Dexatrin for $2-2.50 a pill.
“There’s lots of candy on the table here,” said Mike Bell, a youth street worker for South Okanagan Integrated Community Services Society, who spends much of his time on the streets reaching out to the youth.

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