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McDonald’s Trail-Castlegar donates to hospital campaign

The Ambulatory Care Campaign at KBRH is now underway.

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“The powers that be need to hire more staff for the Trail laboratory,” writes Ken Schroeder. Photo: Unsplash

Letter: Wait times at Trail lab are unacceptable

Letter to the Editor from Ken Schroeder of Warfield

“The powers that be need to hire more staff for the Trail laboratory,” writes Ken Schroeder. Photo: Unsplash
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Vaccination rates among children vary across Interior Health region

The province authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children aged five to 11 earlier this month

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Newly trained perfusionist Kris Hromadnik working during a coronary arterial bypass case. (Supplied by Roger Stanzel)

Canada bleeding heart-and-lung surgery technicians to better-paying U.S.

Demand for perfusionists skyrockets during pandemic, with shortages in hospitals across the country

Newly trained perfusionist Kris Hromadnik working during a coronary arterial bypass case. (Supplied by Roger Stanzel)
The B.C. government has reported 405 new cases of COVID-19 in its Dec. 3 update. Pictured here, a traveller exiting the COVID-19 testing centre for arriving international passengers at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Dec. 2. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

B.C. reports 405 new cases of COVID-19

Six new deaths from COVID-19, says ministry

The B.C. government has reported 405 new cases of COVID-19 in its Dec. 3 update. Pictured here, a traveller exiting the COVID-19 testing centre for arriving international passengers at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Dec. 2. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Kane Peterson, 9, gets his COVID vaccination at North Sound Pediatrics in Mill Creek, WA on Nov. 6, 2021. A vaccination clinic for children aged 5 to 11 is planned for the Ashcroft HUB on Nov. 30. (Photo credit: Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Children in Interior Health are eligible for vaccines

Children age five to eleven are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine registration

Kane Peterson, 9, gets his COVID vaccination at North Sound Pediatrics in Mill Creek, WA on Nov. 6, 2021. A vaccination clinic for children aged 5 to 11 is planned for the Ashcroft HUB on Nov. 30. (Photo credit: Kevin Clark/The Herald)
There is no truth to rumours about stillbirths at Lions Gate Hospital being related to mothers being vaccinated against COVID-19, states Vancouver Coastal Health. (Black Press Media file)

B.C. health authority dispels stillbirth COVID vaccination rumours at North Van hospital

Vancouver Coastal Health says no evidence of added risk of early pregnancy loss after vaccination

There is no truth to rumours about stillbirths at Lions Gate Hospital being related to mothers being vaccinated against COVID-19, states Vancouver Coastal Health. (Black Press Media file)
Teck Trail Operations has donated $50,000 to the KBRH Health Foundation to support the KBRH medical department. This donation will provide a Central Monitoring System to monitor patient’s vital signs remotely and increase the capacity to care for patients while following COVID-19 infection control protocols. Carol Vanelli Worosz, Community Engagement Leader for Teck Trail Operations (left), presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, Executive Director for the KBRH Health Foundation.Photo: Submitted

Teck Trail donates $50,000 to regional hospital

Funding will be used to upgrade patient monitoring on the KBRH medical floor

Teck Trail Operations has donated $50,000 to the KBRH Health Foundation to support the KBRH medical department. This donation will provide a Central Monitoring System to monitor patient’s vital signs remotely and increase the capacity to care for patients while following COVID-19 infection control protocols. Carol Vanelli Worosz, Community Engagement Leader for Teck Trail Operations (left), presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, Executive Director for the KBRH Health Foundation.Photo: Submitted
File photo of Prospera Place in Kelowna.  (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

UPDATE: Interior Health COVID-19 restrictions under consideration

Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick’s concerns

File photo of Prospera Place in Kelowna.  (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
ATCO Wood Products has donated $35,000 to the KBRH Ambulatory Care Campaign. This donation will support the patient and visitor waiting area in the Ambulatory Care Unit. Scott Weatherford, CEO and Rebecca Weatherford, President of ATCO Wood Products (right and centre) presented this generous donation to Lisa Pasin, executive director, KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Fruitvale family-run business donates $35,000 to hospital campaign

ATCO’s contribution is being directed into the KBRH Health Foundation’s Ambulatory Care Campaign

ATCO Wood Products has donated $35,000 to the KBRH Ambulatory Care Campaign. This donation will support the patient and visitor waiting area in the Ambulatory Care Unit. Scott Weatherford, CEO and Rebecca Weatherford, President of ATCO Wood Products (right and centre) presented this generous donation to Lisa Pasin, executive director, KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
“Patients have been instrumental in the design and implementation of the Primary Care Network, and this has contributed to its early success,” says Dr. Shelina Musaji, local physician and CSC co-chair. Photo: Kraken Images/Unsplash
“Patients have been instrumental in the design and implementation of the Primary Care Network, and this has contributed to its early success,” says Dr. Shelina Musaji, local physician and CSC co-chair. Photo: Kraken Images/Unsplash
KBRH Health Foundation will purchase a new pulmonary function testing system with help from TB Vets. Photo: TB Vets

TB Vets fund new pulmonary equipment for Kootenay Boundary

29 hospitals in B.C. will benefit from TB Vets’ $1.1M grant cycle

KBRH Health Foundation will purchase a new pulmonary function testing system with help from TB Vets. Photo: TB Vets
Richard Schutte, Retriev Vice President Technology, presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, Executive Director for the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Retriev Technologies donates to regional hospital in Trail

Trail company gives to Ambulatory Care Campaign

Richard Schutte, Retriev Vice President Technology, presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, Executive Director for the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)

Interior Health remains mum on capacity restrictions

Many businesses in the region are demanding answers from the health authority

Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)
The Kootenay Robusters Dragon Boat Team celebrate the start of their building project and thank their many supporters. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Robusters gather to celebrate dragon boat den

The Robusters 2022 calendar is now available

The Kootenay Robusters Dragon Boat Team celebrate the start of their building project and thank their many supporters. Photo: Submitted
B.C. vaccine card on a smartphone, green indicates two doses. Photo: Black Press Media

Capacity limits remain at 50 per cent in Greater Trail

The province announced capacity limits would increase Oct. 25 in some highly vaccinated areas

B.C. vaccine card on a smartphone, green indicates two doses. Photo: Black Press Media
Brandon Bryden, Hil-Tech President, presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, Executive Director for the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Hil-Tech donates to Trail hospital campaign

The KBRH Health Foundation’s Ambulatory Care Campaign is now underway

Brandon Bryden, Hil-Tech President, presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, Executive Director for the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
A woman receives a nasal swab test at a pop-up COVID-19 assessment centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A woman receives a nasal swab test at a pop-up COVID-19 assessment centre at the Angela James Arena, in Toronto, Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Auditor General Karen Horgan assesses Canada’s efforts to procure medical equipment in the midst of a global pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

COVID-related medical cost coverage extended for B.C. residents without MSP

New residents must undergo a three-month wait period before becoming eligible for MSP

A woman receives a nasal swab test at a pop-up COVID-19 assessment centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A woman receives a nasal swab test at a pop-up COVID-19 assessment centre at the Angela James Arena, in Toronto, Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Auditor General Karen Horgan assesses Canada’s efforts to procure medical equipment in the midst of a global pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Chronic pain clinic at Trail hospital shuts down

For an unknown reason the pain clinic at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital…

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St. Michael’s and Webster Elementary schools were the sites of COVID exposure events in September. Photo: Jim Bailey

IH web platform confirms COVID cases in Trail schools

Health Authority pivots on policy, website shows COVID exposures at BC schools

St. Michael’s and Webster Elementary schools were the sites of COVID exposure events in September. Photo: Jim Bailey