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What Causes Menopause?

The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:

Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.

Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.

Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.

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If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.

Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:

  • Mood Swings
  • Inappropriate Guilt
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Too Much or Too Little Sleep
  • Lack of Interest in Life
  • Overwhelming Feelings

Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.

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Hot Flashes

Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.

Symptoms of hot flashes include:

  • Sudden, Overwhelming Feeling of Heat
  • Anxiety
  • High Heart Rate
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.

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Mood Swings

Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.

The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.

Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Vancouver, FL for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.

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Weight Gain

Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?

  • Estrogen: During menopause, estrogen levels are depleted. As such, the body must search for other sources of estrogen. Because estrogen is stored in fat, your body believes it should increase fat production during menopause. Estrogen also plays a big part in insulin resistance, which can make it even harder to lose weight and keep it off.
  • Progesterone: Progesterone levels are also depleted during menopause. Progesterone depletion causes bloating and water retention, while loss of testosterone limits the body's ability to burn calories.
  • Ongoing Stress: Stress makes our bodies think that food is hard to come by, putting our bodies in "survival mode". When this happens, cortisol production is altered. When cortisol timing changes, the energy in the bloodstream is diverted toward making fat. With chronic stress, this process repeatedly happens, causing extensive weight gain during menopause.
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Low Libido

Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Vancouver, FL can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?

The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.

Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.

Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.

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Vaginal Dryness

Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.

Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.

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Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.

Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.

Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.

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Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.

Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.

Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.

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What is Sermorelin?

Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.

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Benefits of Sermorelin

Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.

  • Benefits of Sermorelin include:
  • Better Immune Function
  • Improved Physical Performance
  • More Growth Hormone Production
  • Less Body Fat
  • Build More Lean Muscle
  • Better Sleep
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What is Ipamorelin?

Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.

Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.

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Benefits of Ipamorelin

One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.

When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:

  • Powerful Anti-Aging Properties
  • More Muscle Mass
  • Less Unsightly Body Fat
  • Deep, Restful Sleep
  • Increased Athletic Performance
  • More Energy
  • Less Recovery Time for Training Sessions and Injuries
  • Enhanced Overall Wellness and Health
  • No Significant Increase in Cortisol

Your New, Youthful Lease on Life with HRT for Women

Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Vancouver, FL, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!


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Former B.C. resident readies house as Hurricane Ian nears Florida as Cat 4


Hurricane Ian was growing stronger as it barreled toward Cuba on a track to hit Florida’s west coast as a major hurricane as early as Wednesday.

Ian was forecast to hit the western tip of Cuba as a major hurricane and then become an even stronger Category 4 with top winds of 140 mph (225 km/h) over warm Gulf of Mexico waters before striking Florida.

As of Monday, Tampa and St. Petersburg appeared to be among the most likely targets for their first direct hit by a major hurricane since 1921.

“Please treat this storm seriously. It’s the real deal. This is not a drill,” Hillsborough County Emergency Management Director Timothy Dudley said at a news conference on storm preparations in Tampa.

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Former Maple Ridge, B.C., resident Jon Swisher is getting his St. Petersburg house ready to be pelted by debris, as the hurricane is tipped to go right over him.

“I boarded up all the windows that are front facing that would be at risk for that type of thing. And I’ve parked my vehicle in front of those windows as well, just because I have a truck that will block any other flying debris,” he told CityNews.

Even though he himself is not at risk for flooding, Swisher says many of his friends and family have evacuated their homes.

On top of the storm, he says the seasonal heat is a major issue for people who could face days without power.

“You can imagine it gets hot and muggy pretty fast here. So if you don’t have something to move the air that’s when you really run into trouble,” Swisher said.

Authorities in Cuba were evacuating 50,000 people in Pinar del Rio province, sent in medical and emergency personnel, and took steps to protect food and other crops in warehouses, according to state media.

“Cuba is expecting extreme hurricane-force winds, also life-threatening storm surge and heavy rainfall,” U.S. National Hurricane Center senior specialist Daniel Brown told The Associated Press.

The hurricane center predicted areas of Cuba’s western coast could see as much as 14 feet (4.3 meters) of storm surge Monday night or early Tuesday.

In Havana, fishermen were taking their boats out of the water along the famous Malecon, the seaside boardwalk, and city workers were unclogging storm drains ahead of the expected rain.

Ian won’t linger over Cuba but will slow down over the Gulf of Mexico, growing wider and stronger, “which will have the potential to produce significant wind and storm surge impacts along the west coast of Florida,” the hurricane center said.

A surge of up to 10 feet (3 meters) of ocean water and 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain was predicted across the Tampa Bay area, with as much as 15 inches (38 centimeters) inches in isolated areas. That’s enough water to inundate coastal communities.

As many as 300,000 people may be evacuated from low-lying areas in Hillsborough County alone, county administrator Bonnie Wise said. Some of those evacuations were beginning Monday afternoon in the most vulnerable areas, with schools and other locations opening as shelters.

“We must do everything we can to protect our residents. Time is of the essence,” Wise said.

Floridians lined up for hours in Tampa to collect bags of sand and cleared store shelves of bottled water. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a statewide emergency and warned that Ian could lash large areas of the state, knocking out power and interrupting fuel supplies as it swirls northward off the state’s Gulf Coast.

“You have a significant storm that may end up being a Category 4 hurricane,” DeSantis said at a news conference. “That’s going to cause a huge amount of storm surge. You’re going to have flood events. You’re going to have a lot of different impacts.”

DeSantis said the state has suspended tolls around the Tampa Bay area and mobilized 5,000 Florida state national guard troops, with another 2,000 on standby in neighboring states.

The hurricane center has advised Floridians to have survival plans in place and monitor updates of the storm’s evolving path.

Panthers score 3 in 2nd period, rally to beat Canucks 4-3

1st PeriodVANFLA1:35Jack Studnicka (4)Assists: Ilya Mikheyev (14)102nd PeriodVANFLA0:39Tyler Myers (1)Assists: Elias Pettersson (33), Brock Boeser (17)211:46Eric Staal (7)Assists: Josh Mahura (7), Nick Cousi...

1st PeriodVANFLA
1:35Jack Studnicka (4)Assists: Ilya Mikheyev (14)10
2nd PeriodVANFLA
0:39Tyler Myers (1)Assists: Elias Pettersson (33), Brock Boeser (17)21
1:46Eric Staal (7)Assists: Josh Mahura (7), Nick Cousins (9)22
3:06Aaron Ekblad (7) (Power Play)Assists: Brandon Montour (28), Matthew Tkachuk (31)23
9:51Aleksander Barkov (11) (Power Play)Assists: Sam Reinhart (16), Aaron Ekblad (12)24
3rd PeriodVANFLA
10:02Bo Horvat (30) (Power Play)Assists: Elias Pettersson (34), Quinn Hughes (34)34
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Florida Panthers Acquire Defenseman Olli Juolevi from Vancouver Canucks

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers General Manager Bill Zito announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Olli Juolevi from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for forward Juho Lammikko and defenseman Noah Juulsen ."We are excited to welcome another y...

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers General Manager Bill Zito announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Olli Juolevi from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for forward Juho Lammikko and defenseman Noah Juulsen .

"We are excited to welcome another young defenseman like Olli to our organization," said Zito. "We look forward to Olli developing with our club as he joins our deepening core on the blueline."

Juolevi, 23, appeared in 23 games with Vancouver in 2020-21, producing three points (2-1-3). The 6-foot-2, 182-pound native of Helsinki, Finland also skated in one postseason game with the Canucks in 2019-20.

Originally selected by Vancouver in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft, Juolevi has appeared in 63 games with Utica Comets of the American Hockey League (2018-19 to 2019-20), amassing 38 points (3-35-38).

Juolevi also skated in 38 games with TPS (Liiga) in 2017-18, compiling 19 points (7-12-19) over 38 games.

Prior to his professional career, Juolevi played two seasons (2015-16 to 2016-17) for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, recording 84 points (19-65-84) over 115 games. In 2015-16, Juolevi won the Memorial Cup and the J. Ross Robertson Cup with London. He was named to the Memorial Cup all-star team after posting 14 points (3-11-14) over 18 postseason games.

On the international stage, Juolevi represented Finland at the IIHF U20 World Junior Championship three times (2016, 2017 and 2018), serving as team captain in 2017. At the 2016 WJC, he led all tournament defensemen with nine assists over seven games, helping Finland capture the Gold Medal.

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NHL Rumors: Florida Panthers, and the Vancouver Canucks

Barkov’s injury isn’t forcing the Panthers to the trade marketTSN: Pierre LeBrun said that despite the Florida Panthers losing ...

Barkov’s injury isn’t forcing the Panthers to the trade market

TSN: Pierre LeBrun said that despite the Florida Panthers losing Aleksander Barkov, they aren’t looking at what forwards are available on the trade market.

“We all saw the hit, knee-on-knee, a couple nights ago. But they believe they have the depth to get through this while Barkov is out. Now, part of the reason they don’t need to go out and get help is the injury isn’t as bad as when you might have looked at that hit. I’m told he’s going to be out three-to-four weeks with a mild sprain. So again, probably avoiding what could have been a catastrophe for Sasha Barkov.”

Benning on the Canucks start to the season

Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet: Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning spoke to the media yesterday about their awful start to the season.

“Of course, I feel responsible; I’m the leader of this group. The moves we made this summer, I would have never envisioned we got off to this start. But we have. Now we have to deal with it and we’ve got to figure it out. You know, it’s hard. I’m not going to sit here and say it’s not hard. It’s really hard. But you know, with what’s going on in B.C. right now with the people out in Abbotsford and the floods that they’re dealing with, that’s not easy, either. This is what we call life.”

Benning met with ownership on Tuesday and has their support for now. Benning wouldn’t promise security for head coach Travis Green.

As for looking to make a trade, the Canucks are dealing from a position of weakness and teams are circling. For now, they may ride it out but they are talking to teams.

“We’re looking at everything right now,” Benning said. “I’ve been working with the coaches, the coaches work with the players. We’ve been talking to agents about their players to just see where they’re at and what they’re thinking and how we can help. I’ve looked to the outside, talking to other general managers from other teams to see what’s available.”

Panthers and Canucks Have Had Notable Trade History

Since they became an NHL franchise in 1993, the Florida Panthers and the Vancouver Canucks have had a history of being trading partners. Some of the biggest trades for each franchise happened when they decided to trade with one another. Here are four of the most notable trades that happened between the team from Sunrise and the team from Canada’s west coast.The First Luongo TradeThe Panthers and the Canucks pulled off a blockbuster ...

Since they became an NHL franchise in 1993, the Florida Panthers and the Vancouver Canucks have had a history of being trading partners. Some of the biggest trades for each franchise happened when they decided to trade with one another. Here are four of the most notable trades that happened between the team from Sunrise and the team from Canada’s west coast.

The First Luongo Trade

The Panthers and the Canucks pulled off a blockbuster trade before the 2006 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver. In the deal, Florida acquired forward Todd Bertuzzi, goaltender Alex Auld and defenceman Bryan Allen. In return, they sent goaltender Roberto Luongo, defenceman Lucas Krajicek and a sixth-round pick which became forward Sergei Shirokov.

This trade worked out better for Vancouver rather than Florida. Bertuzzi played just seven games with the Panthers due to a herniated disc. He was traded to the Red Wings on Feb. 27, 2007, in exchange for prospect Shawn Matthias (more on him later) and conditional picks. It was fair to say Bertuzzi’s best days were behind him since leaving Vancouver.

Related: 7 Things About Roberto Luongo

Allen played 284 games in the Sunshine State and scored 14 goals and 67 points. The Panthers traded him to the Hurricanes at the 2011 deadline. As for Auld, he only played 27 games in Florida with a 3.34 goals-against average and a .888 save percentage.

Luongo went on to become arguably the best goalie in franchise history for the Canucks as he played in 448 games and posted a .919 SV% and 2.36 GAA. He was nominated for the Vezina twice and the Hart once and won the Jennings in 2011 with Cory Schneider. He led the Canucks to six playoff appearances including the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.

Shirokov played eight games with the Canucks before returning to Russia and Kracijek played two seasons in Vancouver before being traded to the Lightning in 2008. He now plays for HC Ocelá?i T?inec of the Czech Extraliga.

The Second Luongo Trade

After a lot of controversies in Vancouver, Luongo was traded back to the Panthers. It happened on March 4, 2014. He and forward Steven Anthony were traded in exchange for goaltender Jacob Markstrom and Matthias.

Luongo played a second stint in Florida before retiring in June 2019. The best season in his second stint was 2016-16, where he picked up 35 wins and led the Panthers to the playoffs for the first time since 2012, losing in six games to the New York Islanders. Luongo’s final years were plagued by injuries. He had a 2.57 GAA and a .918 SV% in his second stint in Florida. Luongo became the third goaltender to play 1,000 games when he started in a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on April 5, 2018.

On March 7, 2020, Luongo became the first Panther to have his jersey retired. For Anthony, he never played in the NHL and spent his career in the minors and at the University of Windsor before retiring in 2017.

Related: Florida Panthers Jersey History

Matthias played one more season with the Canucks scoring 18 goals and 27 points. He then signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs, got traded to the Colorado Avalanche and played two seasons with the Winnipeg Jets and while not officially retired, hasn’t been in the league since 2017-18.

Markstrom played 2014-15 in Utica and was the backup to Ryan Miller for two seasons before sharing the crease with Anders Nilsson for about a year and a half. Now Markstrom is the Canucks starter and has been a brick wall for them.

Jovanovski for Bure

On Jan. 17, 1999, the Canucks and Panthers decided to swap two major players. The Panthers traded for Pavel Bure, also known as “The Russian Rocket”. Bure had been wanting out of Vancouver and he didn’t play for the Canucks all season. He was traded along with defencemen Brad Ference and Bret Hedican and a 1999 or 2000 third-round pick, which became a third-round pick in 2000, and was used to select Robert Fried. In return, the Panthers sent defenceman Ed Jovanovski, goaltender Kevin Weekes, forward Mike Brown and Dave Gagner as well as a 1999 or 2000 first-round pick, which turned out to be Nathan Smith who was selected 23rd overall in 2000.

Bure played only 11 games during the remainder of the season but he then went on to have a 58-goal, 94 point and 59-goal, 92-point seasons. He played 56 games in the 2001-02 season before being traded on March 18, 2002, to the New York Rangers. Bure’s time was short with the Panthers but they were blessed to have one of the most explosive players in NHL history play for them.

Jovanovski went on to become a pivotal defenceman for the Canucks. He spent seven seasons for the Canucks was a three-time All-Star. He scored 57 goals and 234 points with the Canucks and is considered to be one of the best defencemen ever to play for the Canucks.

Trade at the 2010 Draft

The Panthers and the Canucks also made a deal at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. (from ‘Canucks trade away first-round pick in deal for Ballard,’ Ottawa Citizen, 06/25/2010) Florida acquired the Canucks’ first-round selection, which was the No. 25 pick and was used to select Quinton Howden. Also acquired were promising prospect Michael Grabner and winger Steve Bernier. The Canucks acquired defenceman Keith Ballard and prospect Victor Oreskovich.

Grabner did not make the Panthers out of training camp and was put on waivers on Oct. 3, 2010 and was claimed by the New York Islanders. He had a 34-goal, 52-point season and was nominated for the Calder Trophy, which must have hurt for the Panthers as they traded for him and let him go for nothing.

Grabner played five years for the Islanders before being traded to the Maple Leafs in 2015. He then signed a two-year deal with the Rangers. In February 2018, he was traded across the Hudson River to the New Jersey Devils. He decided not to re-sign with the Devils that summer and instead inked a three-year deal with the Arizona Coyotes, where he has been ever since.

Related: The Worst 1st Overall Draft Pick…Ever

Bernier spent one season with the Panthers but only played 68 games due to shoulder and eye injuries. He had 5 goals and 15 points. He then signed for the Devils and played four seasons splitting time between the big club and their AHL’s Albany Devils. Bernier signed with the Islanders in 2015 and has spent time with the big club and the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers where he has been ever since.

As for the Canucks side, Ballard spent three seasons on the Canucks’ blue line before being bought out in 2013. He spent two seasons with the Minnesota Wild before ending his career due to post-concussion syndrome and to pursue studies in sport science at the University of Minnesota.[49]

Oreskovich played 16 games with the Canucks in the 2010-11 regular season and had three assists, He went pointless in 19 games during the Canucks 2011 playoff run. The next year he played for the Canucks affiliate Chicago Wolves in the AHL and played one more season with the Canucks. He now works in banking.


There have been other trades between the Panthers and Canucks but these are the most notable. It is likely that these two franchises will be trading with each other again in the future.

Vancouver Canucks: 3 keys to victory over the Florida Panthers

The Vancouver Canucks return to Rogers Arena after a mediocre road trip, in which they lost the first three games. Now, they face off against a Roberto Luongo-less Florida Panthers squad. HAs we bask in the afterglow of what was a great showing by both the young bucks and the trade deadline bait, it is with a heavy heart that I must remind Vancouver Canucks supporters of the blatantly obvious.One game does not a season make.This tired, but true anecdote has many meanings.For starters, ...

The Vancouver Canucks return to Rogers Arena after a mediocre road trip, in which they lost the first three games. Now, they face off against a Roberto Luongo-less Florida Panthers squad. H

As we bask in the afterglow of what was a great showing by both the young bucks and the trade deadline bait, it is with a heavy heart that I must remind Vancouver Canucks supporters of the blatantly obvious.

One game does not a season make.

This tired, but true anecdote has many meanings.

For starters, Erik Gudbranson actually looked pretty solid on a pairing with Alex Edler (and believe it or not the analytics backed that up). But alas, not even one of Gudbranson’s better showings this season can wash away the memories of him turning the puck over or being caught flat footed in the other games he has played.

Jake Virtanen looked great using his speed to score a beautiful breakaway goal, and generated other additional chances. But yet again, there have been countless other games where he has borrowed Harry Potter’s cloak and just disappeared into the night.

Even the team as a whole has shown that after a strong victory, they come out flat. Just look a couple of weeks ago where the Canucks handily beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-2, and then followed that effort with a stinker of a 4-0 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

My point is that we must not get overly excited. Its great the Canucks beat a top flight team like the Dallas Stars, but they need to be playing with this effort more consistently as opposed to once in a blue moon like they have been doing this season.

If they can do that (as well as added some of their more talented prospects like Elias Pettersson or Adam Gaudette to the lineup), the Canucks can be a playoff team again as soon as next season.

The Florida Panthers come into this game as winners of five of their last six games. They played a wild one against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, beating them 7-5.

The Panthers are lead by young guns Jonathan Huberdeau, Vincent Trocheck, and Aleksander Barkov, who are 1, 2, and 3 in team scoring respectively.

In addition to great young players among the forward ranks, the Panthers defence corps is lead by two of the more promising young defenceman in the league in Aaron Ekblad and Mike Matheson.

With plenty of young talent on the roster and in the prospect ranks, the future of the Florida Panthers is looking very bright.

The Canucks and Panthers are up and coming teams, and maybe 2-3 years from now when they face each other, they’ll be near the top floor of the NHL standings.

But tonight, their matchup is that of the bottom-feeder variety.

Can the Canucks bring the same effort they did in the Dallas game? Will the Panthers continue to outscore their defensive mistakes? Will Luongo make a surprise return?

Here our tonight’s keys to victory!

Take Advantage of the Panther’s Goaltending Situation

The Panther’s have been in a precarious goaltending situation recently with both their starter and backup on the shelf.

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They have had to turn to third stringer Harri Sateri, who has performed admirably in their absence. Though he has performed well, his lack of experience should still be of concern to the Panthers.

Say if Roberto Luongo is the one that gets the start, the Canucks need to take advantage of the fact that he hasn’t played a game since early December.

Whoever starts, the Canucks need to take advantage of either situation and create as many chances as possible early in the game.

Shutdown the Panthers Young Stars

Aleksander Barkov and Vincent Trocheck may be the league’s best kept secrets. Both these players are absolute dynamite, yet they don’t have the notoriety of other young stars.

Even former 3rd overall pick Jonathan Huberdeau has been outstanding with 53 points in 53 games. All three are on pace for 70-plus point seasons, and all three are under the age of 25.

Let that sink in. Besides these three players, the rest of the roster is lackluster to say the least. After those three, only two other forwards have more than 20 points, and only one forward has more than nine goals.

If the Canucks can shutdown this trio, their chances of winning the game go up exponentially.

Continued Effort From the Canucks Young Players

Both Reid Boucher and Virtanen need to bring the same effort from the Dallas game to this game.

Boucher in particular played really well, taking the puck to the net and going to the dangerous areas. He has had great success in Utica this year, so hopefully he can be given more opportunity to replicate some of that success in the NHL.

Virtanen needs to continue to play to his strengths of rushing the puck and getting in hard on the forecheck. If he can find some open space when the Canucks are executing a breakout, he can be a really dangerous player.

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No one on this team can rush the puck up ice like he can. If he can learn to do this consistently, this will do wonders for his career and the Canucks.

On Wednesday morning, the Vancouver Canucks announced a three-year extension for general manager Jim Benning. Here’s what the news means going forward.

The Vancouver Canucks have announced a three-year extension for general manager Jim Benning, after plenty of speculation that the organization was set to move in a different direction after the season.

Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 broke the news:


— Jeff Paterson (@patersonjeff) February 14, 2018

“I’m excited about the direction of our team and the depth and talent we continue to build,” Benning said, per Rick Dhaliwal of News 1130. “I believe we are on the right track and I am pleased to continue the work we started four years ago when we set out to build a championship team,” Benning said, per

Team president Trevor Linden has frequently complimented the job Benning has done as general manager, but refused to specify contract negotiations and if the club was prepared to bring him back. As such, this news has caught a few by surprise:

I literally cannot, for the life of me, understand any argument in favour of a Benning contract extension. Yet here we are.

— J.D. Burke (@JDylanBurke) February 14, 2018

Under Jim Benning, the Canucks have missed the playoffs 4 out of 5 seasons and lost in the first round against the 16th-ranked team the other time.

Today, he gets a contract extension from a Team President who had zero prior management/hockey ops experience at any level.

— Adam Herman (@AdamZHerman) February 14, 2018

Though Benning has come under fire for a number of questionable moves — namely the Loui Eriksson $36 million contract — he’s done a remarkable job stockpiling the team with young talent.

Benning has drafted Brock Boeser, Adam Gaudette, Thatcher Demko, Elias Pettersson, Kole Lind, Olli Juolevi and many other young talents. He made excellent trades to land players like Sven Baertschi, Markus Granlund, Nikolay Goldobin and Jonathan Dahlen, among others.

Much of Benning’s tenure has been about cleaning up the mess left by predecessor Mike Gillis. Benning had to ship out a disgruntled Ryan Kesler, buy out David Booth and rebuild an aging core that had virtually no young talent in the pipeline.

What it means

With an extension in place, it’s evident that Linden and Canucks ownership trust Benning to continue rebuilding this team through the draft. Love or hate the job he’s done, Benning has stockpiled this team with so much young talent in a short four-year tenure thus far.

But the Canucks are about to miss the playoffs for the fourth time in five years, so the pressure is on Benning to make this team better in the offseason. His first order of business will be to either extend the Sedin twins (both are pending UFAs), or replace the franchise icons if they opt to retire.

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Benning has been given a vote of confidence from Canucks ownership, so one has to believe he’s safe for at least the next two years. Another strong draft class in 2018 and some creative roster moves could go a long way in helping Benning earn more faith from a frustrated Canuck fan base.

No demolition for the Florida heritage building in Vancouver’s West End

The Florida is likely spared from the wrecking ball.City of Vancouver planners are supporting the heritage designation of the two-and-a-half storey apartment building in the West End.The conservation plan will allow the owner to preserve the early 20th century property, and construct an addition to the building.The Florida opened its doors to tenants in 1926.According to a report to city council by Anita Molaro, assistant planning director for urban design and heritage, the property is “one of the...

The Florida is likely spared from the wrecking ball.

City of Vancouver planners are supporting the heritage designation of the two-and-a-half storey apartment building in the West End.

The conservation plan will allow the owner to preserve the early 20th century property, and construct an addition to the building.

The Florida opened its doors to tenants in 1926.

According to a report to city council by Anita Molaro, assistant planning director for urban design and heritage, the property is “one of the earliest apartment buildings in the West End to be designed in the emerging various modernist styles which grew in popularity during the 1920s and 1930s”.

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“A number of buildings of the same design as The Florida were constructed in the City during the same period,” Molaro wrote.

Two of these buildings are at 1325 Pendrell Street, and 1546 West 12th Avenue.

“Early modern features include the building’s original stucco cladding, projecting central bay, engraved arched front entryway with rounded brick steps, and a central roof parapet decorated with two recessed palm trees on either side of a circular “sun” cut-out (from which the original name ‘Florida’ was derived),” Molaro reported.

Under the current zoning, the building could be demolished, and the land redeveloped with needing approval from council.

The property owner can also have the option to consolidate the site with another property, and get to build bigger.

Molaro recalled that the development application for The Florida was “put on hold by the owner when an adjoining site came up for redevelopment which provided an opportunity for a larger consolidated project”.

However, “this option was not realized, and the owner now wishes to proceed with the original application which had been held at the owner’s request”, Molaro wrote.

The development application seeks to “retain and restore the heritage building and to construct a new 2 storey addition at the rear of the building”.

This will increase the rental units at The Florida from 16 to 28.

A fire struck the building in November 2017, and it has been vacant since that time.

“The approval of the Heritage Revitalization Agreement and heritage designation of the exterior and structure of the Florida at 1170 Barclay Street will secure the building from demolition, and alterations which affect its heritage value,” Molaro wrote.

The heritage designation for The Florida is subject to a public hearing, and is included in the agenda of council Tuesday (September 18).

Roberto Luongo traded to Panthers by Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks have finally traded goaltender Roberto Luongo, moving him to the Florida Panthers on Tuesday.Vancouver traded Luongo and forward Steven Anthony to Florida for goalie ...

The Vancouver Canucks have finally traded goaltender Roberto Luongo, moving him to the Florida Panthers on Tuesday.

Vancouver traded Luongo and forward Steven Anthony to Florida for goalie Jacob Markstrom and forward Shawn Matthias.

Luongo has been the subject of trade rumors since losing his starting job to Cory Schneider during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"Stunned I think. I was not expecting it," Luongo told reporters in Phoenix. "It caught me off guard. [I'm] just happy for myself and my family and obviously a little sad to be leaving Vancouver."

Luongo is 19-16-6 this season with a .917 save percentage and a 2.38 goals-against average. He has 367 NHL victories, which places him 16th on the all-time list. Luongo, who turns 35 years old a month from Tuesday, is second on the active wins list behind New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (683 before play Tuesday).

This is the fourth season of a 12-year, $64 million contract Luongo signed in September 2009. It carries an average annual value of $5.33 million and runs through 2021-22. Florida general manager Dale Tallon said during a conference call that the Canucks are picking up 15 percent of Luongo's salary for the remainder of the contract.

"It is huge. He's a big name down here and it sets the tone for our franchise," said Tallon, who said he had discussions with Vancouver general manager Mike Gillis about Luongo last season before rekindling talks Monday. "[We] want to win the Stanley Cup, and talk is cheap, so we're acting and we're following up on what we said we would do."

It was shortly after watching Schneider finish Vancouver's first-round playoff loss to the Los Angeles Kings in 2012 that Luongo reportedly first requested a trade. He and Schneider spent the entire 2012-13 season together, and Luongo started the first two games of the first-round series against the San Jose Sharks because Schneider was injured. Schneider started the final two games of the four-game sweep by San Jose.

Schneider was traded to the New Jersey Devils at the 2013 NHL Draft for a first-round pick (No. 9), which was used to select forward Bo Horvat.

"It's tough for everybody," Luongo said. "Everybody involved in this process had some tough decisions to make and I can understand that. I understand that management had some tough choices to make, and when they were made I tried to handle them the best way I could and move forward, and just when I was starting to let my guard down a little bit, wouldn’t you know, the trade happens."

Luongo reclaimed the No. 1 spot on Vancouver's depth chart when Schneider was traded, but another controversy about his playing time developed in the past week. Eddie Lack has started all of Vancouver's games since the 2014 Sochi Olympics ended after Luongo lost his final five starts before the break. The Canucks are in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2007-08 and after five consecutive division championships.

Canucks coach John Tortorella named Lack the starter for the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic on Sunday, a decision that was controversial at the time and disappointed Luongo.

"Listen, I thought my contract was untradeable. Obviously it hurt that I didn’t play that game, but at the same time I was ready to play [Tuesday night]," Luongo said. "I had moved on and was ready to go. I wasn't expecting this to happen, especially not today."

Markstrom, 24, was a second-round pick (No. 31) by the Panthers in the 2008 NHL Draft. He's been considered one of the best goaltending prospects in the world for a couple of seasons but has yet to prove he can be consistent at the NHL level. He is 11-25-5 in 43 appearances with an .898 save percentage.

Thank you Vancouver for a great 8 years! Really appreciative of all the support especially the last little while. I will miss the LOOO'ing!!

— Strombone (@strombone1) March 5, 2014

The Swedish netminder finished the 2012-13 season as Florida's No. 1 goaltender, but the Panthers added free agent Tim Thomas during training camp. Markstrom is 1-6-3 in 12 NHL appearances this season with an .874 save percentage.

"We're getting a great goaltender, a proven commodity," Tallon said. "You have to pay the price to get guys like this. You don't get Roberto Luongo for nothing. You have to pay the price, and obviously we paid a big price. Jacob is a great young goaltender with a lot of potential, but that's what you have to pay sometimes to get value."

Matthias has nine goals and 16 points in 59 games. He has played all 312 of his NHL games for the Panthers.

Luongo played five seasons for the Panthers from 2000-01 through 2005-06. Florida traded him to Vancouver on June 23, 2006.

Canucks GM Mike Gillis said the ownership change in Florida made the deal possible.

"Roberto made it clear he wanted to return to Florida," he said. "There is a new owner in Florida now, the financial situation is now stabilized, and it brought financial opportunities that weren’t there before."

Gillis also said the deal was not an indication Canucks management was giving up on this season and retooling; in fact, he said, the opposite is true.

“I think the players now know we’re not satisfied about what has happened this season," Gillis said. "We are not happy about what has happened this season and we haven’t met the expectations we’ve had as a group, all of us. In the clear light of day this is a wakeup call that we are not performing at the level we expect."

The trade unites Luongo with Thomas, the goaltenders from the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. Thomas and the Boston Bruins won Game 7 in Vancouver against Luongo and the Canucks.

Luongo, asked if he thought about being teammates with Thomas, said with a laugh, "Yeah, I did. So we’ll see how that goes."

Florida developer plans B.C. Interior’s tallest towers

Kelowna’s residents, government and stakeholders are scrutinizing a two-tower project that, if ap...Evan Duggan Business WriterKelowna’s residents, government and stakeholders are scrutinizing a two-tower project that, if approved by City Council, would be the tallest buildings between Metro Vancouver and Calgary.One Water Street is being ...

Kelowna’s residents, government and stakeholders are scrutinizing a two-tower project that, if ap...

Evan Duggan Business Writer

Kelowna’s residents, government and stakeholders are scrutinizing a two-tower project that, if approved by City Council, would be the tallest buildings between Metro Vancouver and Calgary.

One Water Street is being co-developed by Florida-based North American Development Group (NADG) and Kerkhoff Construction of Chilliwack, B.C.

The principals spoke to RENX by phone on Wednesday before hosting an open house in downtown Kelowna to reveal the latest designs for the proposed residential and commercial mixed-use towers, which would climb to 36 and 29 storeys.

The buildings were designed by Kasian Architecture, which also designed the National Music Centre in Calgary, the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care & Surgery Centre in Surrey and the Charles E. Fipke Centre for Innovative Research in Kelowna.

Kasian is also the designer of the new Kelowna RCMP headquarters, which is nearing completion.

The towers would be “tall and thin”, designed and placed on the 2.9-acre site at the junction of Ellis and Water streets and Sunset Drive to protect views of the lake and mountains, said Don Kasian, the president of Kasian Architecture.

“We believe this design will create an iconic element to the skyline while preserving the views that are loved by locals and visitors.”

He said the buildings will help add residents and businesses to the burgeoning downtown corner of the Okanagan Valley’s biggest city. Both towers would surpass Kelowna’s current tallest building, Skye condo, which climbs to 26 storeys.

“This really will add to the downtown community as much as anything could contribute to the city’s fabric,” Kasian said.

If approved, the developers expect to break ground on the first tower by spring or early summer 2018. The first building is expected to take about 30 months to complete.

Work on the second building would start a year later and would also take about 30 months to complete.The current legal address for the site is 1187 Sunset Drive, a former rail yard site that has sat vacant for several years.

“Most Kelowna residents have been anticipating and wanting to see a project on this site for a really long time,” Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran told RENX Tuesday.

“It was initially earmarked to be a major hotel, but for whatever reason that never materialized and it sat as what I called ‘the dirt pile’ for far too long,” he said.

“I think that the prospect of a tangible development finally taking place on that property excites a lot of residents.”

He said City Council will need to approve a height allowance for both towers for the project to go ahead as planned. “The heights they are requesting are higher than what’s allowed in the current zoning,” Basran said.

The mayor said he supports, in general terms, more density in the downtown core.

More density “ideally gets people out of their automobiles and walking and cycling more to their destinations, which are within closer distances to do that,” he said. “It means better use of city infrastructure.”

Basran said the real test is whether the project is approved and built. “People won’t rest assured until shovels are in the ground and the project is well underway.”

NADG partner Russ Watson said the project was initially envisioned as a wood frame low-rise apartment building. The current, bolder plan aims for a total of 413 residential condos, including studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom units and townhomes, Watson said.

He said the commercial podiums would allow for about 15-17 businesses, including seven live-work units. “The owner will be able to operate a business on the street level and live above that business,” Watson said.

The market will determine what type of businesses it attracts, Watson said. “But we envision shops and services for the residents of the towers, as well as the other five high-rises and mid-rises on Sunset that exist today.”

The towers would help to pivot the north end of downtown Kelowna toward a better mix of homes, commerce and shops, he said.

“This north section of downtown Kelowna is underserviced right now,” Watson said. “It has substantial residential development today, but not much commercial to back that up.”

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