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Dr. Bonnie Henry visits with Bonnie and Henry, BC and Alberta Guide Dogs in training, at the Ministry of Health offices in Victoria. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

VIDEO: B.C.’s Dr. Bonnie Henry meets Bonnie and Henry

Future working dogs check in with namesake Dr. Bonnie Henry in Victoria

Dr. Bonnie Henry visits with Bonnie and Henry, BC and Alberta Guide Dogs in training, at the Ministry of Health offices in Victoria. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Interior Health workers have been notified of a potential strike (Submitted)

Possible strike looms over Interior Health, essential service planning underway

Unions in Interior Health attempting to reach an agreement

Interior Health workers have been notified of a potential strike (Submitted)
L-R: Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid, vice chair for Greater Trail Hospice and hospice treasurer Barbara Gibson, encourage advance care planning saying, “Having an advance care plan is a gift to yourself and your family, and one of the best gifts you can make.” Photo: Submitted

Hospice encourages Trail area residents to talk about advance care planning

National Advance Care Planning Day (ACP) falls on Saturday, April 16

L-R: Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid, vice chair for Greater Trail Hospice and hospice treasurer Barbara Gibson, encourage advance care planning saying, “Having an advance care plan is a gift to yourself and your family, and one of the best gifts you can make.” Photo: Submitted
The Victoria Street Bridge will be swathed in magenta and teal lights on Monday to observe World Parkinson’s Day. Photo: Lower Columbia Tourism, Dave Heath; City of Trail/Facebook

Parkinson’s disease: It’s more than ‘just a tremor’

Trail advocates and the city will recognize World Parkinson’s Day on Monday, April 11

The Victoria Street Bridge will be swathed in magenta and teal lights on Monday to observe World Parkinson’s Day. Photo: Lower Columbia Tourism, Dave Heath; City of Trail/Facebook
BC Cancer’s mobile unit will be parked at Waneta Plaza this week and next, excluding Good Friday. Photo: Submitted

Mobile mammography van at Trail mall this week and next

To book a screening mammogram call 1.800.663-9203.

BC Cancer’s mobile unit will be parked at Waneta Plaza this week and next, excluding Good Friday. Photo: Submitted
Kidney patient Larry Rhodes receives a warming pair of socks in the Trail Dialysis Unit, located in Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. L-R: Kyle Trevison, Dr Chi Zhang, Doug Buderick, Jackie Brown, and patient Larry Rhodes. Besides Trail, other dialysis units participating are in Sparwood, Cranbrook, Creston, and Grand Forks.

Foundation warms the souls of Kootenay Boundary in-centre dialysis patients

This year, the Kidney Foundation, BC and Yukon Branch is covering close to 2,700 patients

Kidney patient Larry Rhodes receives a warming pair of socks in the Trail Dialysis Unit, located in Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. L-R: Kyle Trevison, Dr Chi Zhang, Doug Buderick, Jackie Brown, and patient Larry Rhodes. Besides Trail, other dialysis units participating are in Sparwood, Cranbrook, Creston, and Grand Forks.
Photo: Trail Times

Trail landmark lights up red for World Tuberculosis Day

Landmarks across Canada are lighting up in red for World TB Day, Thursday, March 24

Photo: Trail Times
(Black Press file photo)

1-in-3 B.C. health-care workers plan to quit within the next 2 years: poll

Hospital Employees’ Union survey finds high levels of fatigue, burnout, financial stress

(Black Press file photo)
Dr. Gregory Barrett has donated $18,500 to the Ambulatory Care Campaign. This generous donation will support an Examination and Consultation Room in the new Ambulatory Care Unit at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH). Lisa Pasin, executive director for the KBRH Health Foundation (far right), accepted this donation from Dr. Gregory Barrett (second from the right) and his staff team at his Family Dentistry office.Photo: Submitted

Fruitvale dentist office donates $18,500 to regional hospital

The Ambulatory Campaign is now underway

Dr. Gregory Barrett has donated $18,500 to the Ambulatory Care Campaign. This generous donation will support an Examination and Consultation Room in the new Ambulatory Care Unit at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH). Lisa Pasin, executive director for the KBRH Health Foundation (far right), accepted this donation from Dr. Gregory Barrett (second from the right) and his staff team at his Family Dentistry office.Photo: Submitted
Assisted-suicide supporters wait outside the B.C. Court of Appeal before the court overturned a lower court ruling that said Canada's assisted-suicide ban violated the charter rights of gravely ill Canadians, in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday October 10, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Opposition mounts to forced transfers of medically assisted death seekers in B.C.

Transfers happen when a patient is treated in a facility that forbids medical assistance in dying

Assisted-suicide supporters wait outside the B.C. Court of Appeal before the court overturned a lower court ruling that said Canada's assisted-suicide ban violated the charter rights of gravely ill Canadians, in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday October 10, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
As B.C. nears two years since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed, Health Minister Adrian Dix in Vancouver and Dr. Bonnie Henry in Victoria update pandemic conditions, Jan. 14, 2022. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. health officials expected to announce plan for easing some COVID-19 restrictions

Current provincial health orders scheduled to expire Wednesday

As B.C. nears two years since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed, Health Minister Adrian Dix in Vancouver and Dr. Bonnie Henry in Victoria update pandemic conditions, Jan. 14, 2022. (B.C. government photo)
L-R: Lisa Pasin, executive director KBRH Health Foundation, is presented this donation by Alternatives representatives Gwen Ziprick, general manager, Bill Clark, owner, and Al Grywacheski, director. Photo: Submitted

Alternatives donates to Kootenay Boundary oncology care

The Ambulatory Care Campaign is now underway at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

L-R: Lisa Pasin, executive director KBRH Health Foundation, is presented this donation by Alternatives representatives Gwen Ziprick, general manager, Bill Clark, owner, and Al Grywacheski, director. Photo: Submitted
Greg Rollins, Respiratory Department Professional Practice Leader accepts this generous donation from TB Vets on behalf of the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

TB Vets give $77,000 for Kootenay Boundary respiratory care

Since 1946, TB Vets has been supporting the frontlines of respiratory care in British Columbia.

Greg Rollins, Respiratory Department Professional Practice Leader accepts this generous donation from TB Vets on behalf of the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie and Health Minister Adrian Dix. Photo: B.C. government

BC Seniors Advocate talks rapid testing in long-term care settings

Mackenzie: Everyone in personal contact with LTC residents needs to be tested that day

  • Jan 27, 2022
B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie and Health Minister Adrian Dix. Photo: B.C. government
Ledcor Construction Limited has donated $5,000 to the Ambulatory Care Campaign at Kootenay Boundary Boundary Regional. Photo: Submitted

Ledcor donates to Kootenay Boundary health care

The Ambulatory Care Campaign is currently underway

Ledcor Construction Limited has donated $5,000 to the Ambulatory Care Campaign at Kootenay Boundary Boundary Regional. Photo: Submitted
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Gratitude for Greater Trail health advocate

Letter from Edward Staples, BC Rural Health Network president

  • Jan 20, 2022
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“It’s time to prioritize health and wellness. It’s time to deem the fitness sector the essential service that it truly is,” writes Melissa Armstrong. Photo: Pixabay

Letter: Reopen fitness facilities

Letter from the Nelson Star also relevant in Trail

  • Jan 11, 2022
“It’s time to prioritize health and wellness. It’s time to deem the fitness sector the essential service that it truly is,” writes Melissa Armstrong. Photo: Pixabay
B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie and Health Minister Adrian Dix. Photo: B.C. government

Every B.C. resident in long-term care is entitled to a designated visitor

Message from Isobel Mackenzie, B.C. Seniors Advocate

  • Jan 11, 2022
B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie and Health Minister Adrian Dix. Photo: B.C. government
B.C. Seniors’ Advocate Isobel Mackenzie asks every British Columbian to continue to follow the public heath guidelines to protect vulnerable seniors. Photo: B.C. government

B.C. public health guidelines protect vulnerable seniors

Letter from Isobel Mackenzie, B.C. Seniors Advocate

  • Dec 30, 2021
B.C. Seniors’ Advocate Isobel Mackenzie asks every British Columbian to continue to follow the public heath guidelines to protect vulnerable seniors. Photo: B.C. government
B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie. Photo: File
B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie. Photo: File