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by Wikinews on Wednesday Mar 23 2011

By causing the mutation of one specific gene, researchers have produced mice with two frequently encountered behavioral traits of persons diagnosed with autism. Autism commonly affects the ability to interact socially and is associated with repetitive behavior. The finding was reported in the March 20 on line edition of Nature.


Using mice, researchers at the Massachusetts...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 16 2011

The Scotiabank MS Walk is the largest fundraiser of the year for the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society. The Chapter, now in its 11th year, relies on donations and fundraising to provide services and programs to people living with MS and their families throughout the West Kootenay & Boundary. They are also an invaluable resource for caregivers and service providers.


by Teralee Trommeshauser on Tuesday Mar 15 2011

It seems we're always looking for the new great thing that's going to get us fit, shed the pounds, and motivate us. Many of us put in a half-hearted effort of working out, decide that those particular exercises don't work, but wait... what's that? Jennifer Aniston uses what? Well, then! That's my ticket too! And out we run to purchase some new piece of equipment, exercise video, or whatever...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

Ed Note: The Castlegar Source contacted IH authorities in the hopes of understanding why a) the situations described in recent coverage happened, and b) why nothing was done after our coverage of the first incident, involving Tom Tarasoff, back in October of last year. The replies from IHA and BC Ambulance Services were as follows:

by Wikinews on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

British councillors have reported that they have seized ice cream made from the breast milk of human beings that had been placed on sale in a shop located in London, England,...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

A 59-year-old Castlegar woman with permanent brain damage may never know how much of her brain damage was due to her illness, and how much was the end result of calling an ambulance in Castlegar.

Castlegar’s Fiona Drayton was scheduled to leave for a holiday in Israel on Jan. 28. The morning of January 27, her daughter, Christine Robertson, telephoned her mom and noticed...
by Teralee Trommeshauser on Saturday Mar 05 2011

 I love Food Fridays! It means I get to experiment in the kitchen and reap the benefits! And yes, share with you as well. These two recipes made their way into my Health in a Hurry: Fast Fun Food workshop last night, and were a total hit!

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 01 2011

To the Editor:

Since the successful public rallies last fall to retain Castlegar’s Ultrasound service and staffing, the Citizens for Better Access to Health Care have continued to work diligently to influence IHA to have open communication with communities in our region regarding health issues. 
This has included...
by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 01 2011

A report released today by The Salvation Army finds that many Canadians continue to believe persistent myths about poverty and the poor. The study is being released in conjunction with the launch of The Dignity Project, a campaign designed to educate and inform the public about the challenges facing society’s most vulnerable people.


by Contributor on Thursday Feb 24 2011

Never in history has there been such a large cohort of women living beyond their 70s, still in good health, who combined, are often trapped by poverty and the loss of meaningful roles in our individualistic culture.

Selkirk College's Mir Centre for Peace Winter Lecture Series invites you to gain insight on the role of contemporary older women in North American society with prairie...


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