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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 24 2010

 Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff met this morning with Dean MacKinnon, a representative of the Citizens for Access to Better Health Care Committee.

MacKinnon said the meeting was productive and positive, and not limited only to the current ultrasound issue creating tension between the Interior Health Authority (IH) and local residents.
“We're looking at all...
by Teralee Trommeshauser on Monday Nov 22 2010

Since hitting a bit of a plateau in my workout regime, I’ve been putting together a new exercise program for myself. Harder, faster, and more blood, sweat, and tears. Ok not really with the blood and the tears, but definitely more sweat. 

Truthfully, I’ve been a bit lax on myself since starting my new business venture, but I figured that in order to get where I want to be in terms of...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 18 2010

 A public rally to oppose an Interior Health (IH) decision to move Castlegar's ultrasound machine to Trail drew more than 100 people to the Complex Wednesday night, and netted attendees an unanimous vote from the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District.

The district voted unanimously for a resolution supporting continued or increased ultrasound services in Castlegar ...the...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 10 2010

Organizers are strongly encouraging Castlegar residents to show up for a second rally aimed at persuading Interior Health to leave the Castlegar Health Centre's only ultrasound machine in Castlegar, instead of moving it to Trail.

The original plan was to move the machine to Trail to complement the existing two machines at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, but that plan crumpled under...

by Teralee Trommeshauser on Tuesday Nov 09 2010

So there’s probably more than three things you should have every day, but for the well-being of those who are easily overwhelmed, let’s keep it simple. 

Number one! A smoothie. And not just any smoothie, a “green smoothie.” You may have heard the term floating around, and thought: Yes. Exactly what I want in my body - A strange, thick, green sludge of a drink. You may have thought...

by Boundary Sentinel on Friday Nov 05 2010
The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Interior Health Authority has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Grand Forks, Christina Lake, Castlegar, Trail and Creston because of high concentrations of fine particulates which are expected to persist until Sunday.
Avoid strenuous outdoor activities. If you are experiencing difficulty in breathing...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

 Two Castlegar rotary clubs are determined to take away residents' lingering excuses for not exercising by promoting a project that would see outdoor exercise equipment installed at Twin Rivers Park.

“It'd be available 24/7, so people couldn't say their schedule prevents them,” said Fred Hughes, offering a tongue-in-cheek rationale for the project to city council at its regular...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

 I think most of us can safely bet the farm on which news story will be dominating B.C. media in the coming weeks – but I hope it doesn't distract Castlegar from the huge looming issues our community will face over the same timeframe, regardless who holds power in Victoria.

Truth be told, with the Liberal government in power for another two years yet, I'm not sure Campbell's...
by Allyson Kenning on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

I know there are so many people here in the Mountain Kingdom who are so excited about winter they can barely contain themselves. This is a ski and winter sport mecca, so I get that. People look forward to this season all year and obsess over snow predictions as a Wall Street investment banker might obsess over the stock market. I get it. Really, I do.

There are a significant number of...
by Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Oct 31 2010

Interior Health is being anything but vague in dispelling a rumour that Trail's critical care units are slated for closure.

The rumour, disseminated at least in part by email, indicated that the new heliport at Trail's hospital will allow IH to transport critical care patients to larger centres, thus closing the critical care units now operating at the Kootenay Boundary Regional...


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