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by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 10 2012

The mother of a four-year-old child faints.  The child is the only other person at home.  He calls 9-1-1.  Paramedics take the mother to hospital.  She recovers and rejoins her family.

Such a simple scenario that could have gone so wrong.

Brad Mitchell of BC Ambulance Service was the charge dispatcher on duty several months ago when the call described above came in.  While the...

by Miranda Holmes on Tuesday Oct 02 2012

It is estimated that over 22,000 women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and nearly ten times as many in the United States. Almost a quarter of these people will die. Nobody knows why.

Yes, there are established risk factors, such as early commencement of menstruation, never breastfeeding a child, late onset of menopause, all of which increase a woman’s...

by Contributor on Saturday Sep 29 2012

Columbia Basin groups wishing to help maintain or enhance environmental conditions in and around their communities are invited to submit project ideas to the Environmental Initiatives Program (EIP) of Columbia Basin Trust (CBT). Over the past 11 years, the program has provided over $5 million in funding for environmental conservation, restoration, stewardship and education projects across the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Sep 25 2012

Students at Stanley Humphreys Secondary School were briefly evacuated this morning after a fire in a washroom garbage can set off the school's alarms.

Fire Chief Gerry Rempel said he got that call at 11:54 a.m., and by the time he spoke to The Source at 12:21 p.m., students had been allowed back in the school.

"They (school staff) did a fine job of evacuating the...

by Adrian Barnes on Monday Sep 24 2012

Next Monday, October 1, School District 20 (SD 20) will be hosting a community forum at the Castlegar Community Complex facilitated by Andy Leathwood, the Director of Instruction for SD 8.

According to the organizers, "students, parents, educators, employers, post-secondary partners, civic leaders and others are invited to join in a conversation that will help inform the development of...

by Bill Metcalfe on Wednesday Sep 19 2012

A distinguished  judge—one of the first aboriginal judges in Canada—will speak at the Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College in Castlegar on Friday, September 21. The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair is the Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

“We are bringing him here because...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 10 2012

Are you a commercial cook with 1,000 hours of industry experience but no credentials?

Training makes all the difference in terms of employability, job security and earnings power. Nowhere is this more true than in the burgeoning area of commercial cooking. Currently, in B.C., thousands of trained cook positions are open at resorts, hotels, restaurants, nursing care homes, hospitals, and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 06 2012

The provincial government’s JobFest made one of its 50 stops Thursday in Nelson to educate young B.C. residents in the ever-changing job market.

The idea is to celebrate the many career opportunities available in the province for young people between the ages of 14 to 25 and to deliver information about the labour market while at the same time exploring key job-finding tools developed...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 23 2012

This back-to-school season and BCAA (British Columbia Automobile Association reminds drivers to pay close attention to their surroundings when driving through areas where kids are likely to be present.

BCAA has also produced “Slow Down, Kids Playing” signs to help make roads safer for children across the province.

According to the BC Coroners Service,...

by Erin Perkins on Monday Aug 20 2012

North Vancouver primary teacher Ian Cunliffe spent the past weekend running through the Boundary as part of his 22 Marathons Against Bill 22 campaign across B.C.

He is running the width of the province over 22 days as a public protest against Bill 22, which was recently introduced in the provincial legislature in response to the year-long labour dispute between the government and the B....


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