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by Kyra Hoggan on Saturday Nov 26 2016

A Naloxone information session Wednesday at the Community Harvest Food Bank and Drop-in Centre saw roughly 25 people showing up to learn how to use the kits to help save someone in an opioid-overdose situation.

(Naloxone is an injectible drug that reverses the effect of opioids such as fentanyl and has proved...

by Contributor on Saturday Nov 26 2016

B.C. paramedics and dispatchers will be getting much-needed support from the provincial government in the face of the province's opioid overdose crisis, with a $5-million injection of funding for BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), Health Minister Terry Lake announced Friday.

Over the last week, B.C. had...

by Contributor on Saturday Nov 26 2016

The Southern Interior Rotary Lodge is a lifeline for residents who are fighting cancer. Fruitvale resident Vickie Iachetta certainly feels that way after spending the month of August at the lodge while undergoing radiation therapy in Kelowna.

From Sept. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016, residents from the Southern Interior region stayed over 10,000 nights at the lodge. West Kootenay residents...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 24 2016

The Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Morris and Minister of Health Terry Lake issued the following statement on the overdose crisis:

“We are pleased to report today the RCMP and Chinese Ministry of Public Safety announced their commitment to work together to co-ordinate enforcement efforts against illegal fentanyl trafficking into Canada. China is also co-...

by Kirsten Hildebrand on Wednesday Nov 23 2016

Building a healthy community takes initiative and Selkirk College is placing a high priority on the well-being of its student.

With the formalization of Healthy Campus Initiatives, Selkirk College is leading the way in supporting students outside the classroom recognizing that the learner brings with them their entire life circumstances, not simply a pen and paper.

With a solid...

by The Fraser Institute on Wednesday Nov 23 2016

Canadian patients waited longer than ever this year for medical treatment, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

The study, an annual survey of physicians from across Canada, reports a median wait time of 20 weeks — the longest ever recorded — and more than double the 9.3 weeks Canadians waited in...

by CBT on Tuesday Nov 22 2016

The Editor says: Recreation groups -- need money? Read this press release from CBT and sharpen your wits and your pencils.

Columbia Basin Trust is once again looking to provide funding support  to groups and organizations wanting to create new or upgrade existing recreation amenities in your area. This funding can be used for outdoor and indoor sport and recreation facilities...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 22 2016

Building a healthy community takes initiative and Selkirk College is placing a high priority on the well-being of its students.

With the formalization of Healthy Campus Initiatives, Selkirk College is leading the way in supporting students outside the classroom, recognizing that learners brings with them their entire life circumstances, not simply pen and paper  or a laptop.

With...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 21 2016

Given the emergence of relatively new cosmetic procedures such as eyebrow microblading, Interior Health is reminding the public to exercise caution when considering such services.

Specifically, users should ensure the establishments they visit have safeguards in place to protect their health.
 
Microblading, also known as eyebrow embroidery, microstroking, and feather...

by Contributor on Sunday Nov 20 2016

A single bout of sleep apnea impacts the human body’s ability to regulate blood pressure.

In a recent study measuring the impact of simulated sleep apnea on humans, researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus found that just six hours of the fluctuating oxygen levels associated with sleep apnea can begin to deteriorate a person’s circulatory system.

Sleep apnea is a...

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