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Taryn Lim, 34 months old, suffered a broken leg and is missing a couple of teeth after she fell from a third-storey window in Langley on Monday, Aug. 8. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Toddler’s fall from third-storey window should be a warning to other parents, father says

Langley’s Taryn Lim has a broken leg, but her parents worried it could have been much worse

 

Protesters gather outside the Ministry of Health Wednesday (Aug. 10) afternoon, calling on the provincial government to address the family doctor shortage. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Demonstrators in Victoria call for province to address B.C.’s family doctor shortage

People with and without family physicians converge on Health Ministry office

 

The newly expanded pharmacy department at KBRH is now open. Photo: Interior Health

New pharmacy, modernized care spaces open at Trail hospital

A new pharmacy at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) is now open,…

 

B.C. Premier John Horgan pauses after announcing he will not run in the next provincial election during a news conference in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. A group representing emergency room doctors across the country has a message for Canada’s premiers: come up with a co-ordinated plan to prevent their workplaces from being closed due to staffing shortages that are creating an unprecedented crisis in health care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Ottawa’s share of health-care funding to be top concern at premiers’ meeting in B.C.

Premiers calling for feds to increase their share of spending from 22 to 35 per cent

B.C. Premier John Horgan pauses after announcing he will not run in the next provincial election during a news conference in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. A group representing emergency room doctors across the country has a message for Canada’s premiers: come up with a co-ordinated plan to prevent their workplaces from being closed due to staffing shortages that are creating an unprecedented crisis in health care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
L-R: Paul Butler, KBRH foundation board member, has accepted this generous donation from Kathleen and Brad Zubick, owners of McDonald’s Trail. Photo: Submitted

McDonald’s Trail makes generous donation to hospital campaign

Donation allows for the purchase of much needed medical equipment for staff and patients at KBRH

L-R: Paul Butler, KBRH foundation board member, has accepted this generous donation from Kathleen and Brad Zubick, owners of McDonald’s Trail. Photo: Submitted
Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted Photo)
Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted Photo)
Richard and Mary. Photo: Submitted

‘Garden of Gratitude’ the centre of a new KBRH Health Foundation project

The Columbia View Lodge Garden of Gratitude grew from Mary and Richard’s story.

Richard and Mary. Photo: Submitted
Terry Martin (center), KBRH health foundation board director, has accepted this donation from the RONA Trail and Nelson owner and management team L-R: Dave, Mike, Logan and Ray. Photo: Submitted

RONA Trail donates $18,500 to hospital

Funding will support a new examination and consultation room in KBRH ambulatory care department

Terry Martin (center), KBRH health foundation board director, has accepted this donation from the RONA Trail and Nelson owner and management team L-R: Dave, Mike, Logan and Ray. Photo: Submitted
Photo: Submitted

7-Eleven Trail donates to regional health care

Ambulatory Care Campaign underway at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Photo: Submitted
Matthew and Kari Atkins have been paying $1,200 a month to treat Kari’s metastatic breast cancer for the last several months. (Submitted photo)

B.C. couple left to foot $1,200-a-month cancer treatment bill due to ‘funding loophole’

Kari and Matthew Atkins hope the government will offer funding for people in their situation

Matthew and Kari Atkins have been paying $1,200 a month to treat Kari’s metastatic breast cancer for the last several months. (Submitted photo)
This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Portuguese health authorities confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)

UPDATE: No monkeypox currently in B.C., officials say

The BCCDC said after investigation the ‘possible cases’ were determined not to be monkeypox

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Portuguese health authorities confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)
Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie. Photo: Black Press

B.C. Seniors Advocate invites participation in residential care survey

British Columbians to participate in the second landmark survey of people in residential care

Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie. Photo: Black Press
What to expect from the June 4 day: great presentations from three knowledgeable speakers; networking with local area vendors and therapists and other Lymphedema patients; opportunity to win a custom compression garment (up to $800 value) supplied by Juzo. Image: bclymph.org

Need help dealing with Lymphedema? Workshop coming to Winfield

The workshop on June 4 is designed to help those dealing with Lymphedema.

  • May 19, 2022
What to expect from the June 4 day: great presentations from three knowledgeable speakers; networking with local area vendors and therapists and other Lymphedema patients; opportunity to win a custom compression garment (up to $800 value) supplied by Juzo. Image: bclymph.org
Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake is the focus of a call for action by both TNG and Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

‘Lives are at stake’: TNG calls for independent investigation into Cariboo Memorial Hospital

‘We need more information on what is being done to fix the problems,” said Chief Joe Alphonse

Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake is the focus of a call for action by both TNG and Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The health foundation at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) has received a donation of $6,500+ from the Castlegar Rotary Club. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar Rotary donates to respiratory care at KBRH

Donation will support the purchase of a Cough Assist Machine at KBRH.

The health foundation at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) has received a donation of $6,500+ from the Castlegar Rotary Club. Photo: Submitted
From May 14 to May 30. all staff, physicians, patients and visitors to KBRH will be redirected to use the second floor corridor. Photo: Trail Times

Foot traffic changes coming to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

The temporary changes to the hospital’s main corridor are part of ongoing renovations

From May 14 to May 30. all staff, physicians, patients and visitors to KBRH will be redirected to use the second floor corridor. Photo: Trail Times
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Retriev Technologies donates to Trail hospital campaign

Retriev is a global leader in battery recycling and management.

Photo: Submitted
A group of family physicians in the Nelson and Trail area, who have taken significant extra training in oncology practice, have stepped forward to provide on-site supervision of treatment recommended by the BC Cancer oncologists. Photo: National Cancer Institute

Interior Health clarifies cancer care continuity after West Kootenay doctor retires

After decades of caring for cancer patients, Dr. Scotland is retiring this month

A group of family physicians in the Nelson and Trail area, who have taken significant extra training in oncology practice, have stepped forward to provide on-site supervision of treatment recommended by the BC Cancer oncologists. Photo: National Cancer Institute
Classical musicians Carolyn Cameron and Hendrik Mendes will lend their support to the Greater Trail Hospice Society by performing a concert May 15 in the Trail United Church in honour of National Hospice Month. Photo: Submitted

Trail concert shines light on National Hospice Month

Carolyn Cameron will be joined by pianist Hendrik Mendes on May 15 at the Trail United Church

Classical musicians Carolyn Cameron and Hendrik Mendes will lend their support to the Greater Trail Hospice Society by performing a concert May 15 in the Trail United Church in honour of National Hospice Month. Photo: Submitted
Interior Health says it is implementing key strategies to reduce its imprint on the planet. Photo: Unsplash

Interior Health commits to a greener future

A new lead position is being created at IH to develop climate change strategies in health care.

Interior Health says it is implementing key strategies to reduce its imprint on the planet. Photo: Unsplash