BC Health

TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond (centre) spoke during conference in New Westminster last year. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

Upset arises over TransLink using B.C. restart funds to reinstate pay cut of CEO, executives

‘Why was program money to support struggling Canadians funnelled to gold-plated executive pay?’

TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond (centre) spoke during conference in New Westminster last year. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
Researchers Farhad Ahmadijokani and Mohammad Arjmand, from UBC’s Okanagan campus, have developed a cost-effective material that can help remove toxic chemicals, like cancer-treatment drugs, from water supplies. Photo: UBCO

New tool developed at UBC Okanagan removes chemotherapy drugs from water systems

Research collaboration with UBC, Sharif University of Technology and the Soniya College of Pharmacy

Researchers Farhad Ahmadijokani and Mohammad Arjmand, from UBC’s Okanagan campus, have developed a cost-effective material that can help remove toxic chemicals, like cancer-treatment drugs, from water supplies. Photo: UBCO
Vernon's Noric House long-term care facility is dealing with an influenza outbreak amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

Two more deaths at Vernon care home

Noric House case numbers remain steady, but death toll rises

Vernon's Noric House long-term care facility is dealing with an influenza outbreak amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Summer does provide some shelter for homeless. In winter, it’s a different story. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail RCMP offer healing approach to mental health and addictions

People living with a mental illness and substance use disorders need assistance not incarceration

Summer does provide some shelter for homeless. In winter, it’s a different story. Photo: Jim Bailey
JaHyung Lee, “Canada’s oldest senior” at 110 years old, received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. He lives at Amenida Seniors Community in Newton. (Submitted photo: Amenida Seniors Community)

Rapid COVID tests in long-term care key during vaccine rollout: B.C. care providers

‘Getting kits into the hands of care providers should be a top priority,’ says former Health Minister

JaHyung Lee, “Canada’s oldest senior” at 110 years old, received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. He lives at Amenida Seniors Community in Newton. (Submitted photo: Amenida Seniors Community)
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Message from Interior Health’s Susan Brown

“The COVID-19 pandemic hit us hard early in the year … “

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Construction for a new pharmacy and ambulatory care wing is underway at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital as the regional centre readies to open a Chronic Pain Clinic, thanks to fundraising efforts from the KBRH Health Foundation and anesthesiologist and pain specialist Dr. Kollipara. Photo: Jim Bailey

$38M building contract awarded for Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Construction of the new ambulatory care and pharmacy departments is expected to finish in 2023

Construction for a new pharmacy and ambulatory care wing is underway at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital as the regional centre readies to open a Chronic Pain Clinic, thanks to fundraising efforts from the KBRH Health Foundation and anesthesiologist and pain specialist Dr. Kollipara. Photo: Jim Bailey
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Vaccine plan must treat all B.C. seniors equally

BC Seniors Living Association (BCSLA) has called on the provincial government and…

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Kootenay Boundary Light-Up the Hospitals! goes virtual

Focus of Light-Up is the Chronic Pain Service Project at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

  • Dec 8, 2020
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Paramedics issue ‘triple threat’ warning for holidays

‘Shift vacancy is the highest it has ever been,’ says Surrey paramedic Shane Sander

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Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond speaks to a reporter in Vancouver on November 13, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

No evidence that B.C. ER staff played blood alcohol level game, but Indigenous racism ‘widespread’

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond releases findings of independent investigation

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond speaks to a reporter in Vancouver on November 13, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Brenda Hooper, board chair of the Greater Trail Hospice Society. Photo: Submitted

Greater Trail hospice breathes life and meaning into branding

The Greater Trail Hospice Society provided an extra layer of vital community support in 2018

Brenda Hooper, board chair of the Greater Trail Hospice Society. Photo: Submitted
The online lab booking option is available at www.labonlinebooking.ca. Photo: Unsplash

Online lab booking available for Trail, Castlegar

Patients are required to register; online process is simple and quick

The online lab booking option is available at www.labonlinebooking.ca. Photo: Unsplash
Megan Lawrence, public education director and primary care paramedic with Ambulance Paramedics of BC (APBC). Photo: APBC

Ambulance paramedics offer life-saving tips during Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

The first week of November is geared toward increasing awareness about the dangers of CO

Megan Lawrence, public education director and primary care paramedic with Ambulance Paramedics of BC (APBC). Photo: APBC
In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Fruitvale resident Jack LaRocque wants people to know that anyone can be affected by lung cancer, even non-smokers. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay man shares experience, non-smokers get lung cancer too

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Fruitvale resident Jack LaRocque wants people to know that anyone can be affected by lung cancer, even non-smokers. Photo: Jim Bailey
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B.C. seniors advocay groups responds to election platforms

BC Seniors Living Assn is dedicated to being a valuable source for development, education and growth

  • Oct 27, 2020
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Shelly Ben-David, assistant professor at UBCO’s School of Social Work, examines the early stages of psychosis in young people. Photo: UBCO

B.C. mental health research identifies gaps in helping youth

Early intervention is key, the longer the psychosis goes untreated, the worse the outcome.

Shelly Ben-David, assistant professor at UBCO’s School of Social Work, examines the early stages of psychosis in young people. Photo: UBCO
BCHPCA; Now is the time to respond and lean on hospice societies.(Photo by Renate Vanaga on Unsplash)

B.C. hospice workers part of essential care team – pandemic or not

Message from the BC Hospice Palliative Care Association

  • Oct 9, 2020
BCHPCA; Now is the time to respond and lean on hospice societies.(Photo by Renate Vanaga on Unsplash)
RDKB donates to urology/ENT care

RDKB donates to urology/ENT care

Funding comes from the Trust’s 2020 Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program

  • Oct 8, 2020
RDKB donates to urology/ENT care
Jennifer Johnson with her daughter, Teen. (Zoë Ducklow)

B.C. mom delivers north Island’s first home birth baby in 30 years

Midwives have made home birth possible again, and COVID-19 is making them more appealing than ever

Jennifer Johnson with her daughter, Teen. (Zoë Ducklow)