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British Columbians at high risk of lung cancer will soon be able to receive early detection screening through a new lung cancer screening program offered by BC Cancer – the first of its kind in Canada. (BC Cancer photo)

B.C. launches early detection lung cancer screening – the first in Canada

First participants are expected to start receiving scans by spring 2022

British Columbians at high risk of lung cancer will soon be able to receive early detection screening through a new lung cancer screening program offered by BC Cancer – the first of its kind in Canada. (BC Cancer photo)
Letter to the Editor prompts many replies about the difficulty booking appointments for lab work. (Unsplash photo)

Booking lab work in Trail remains a problem

IH; Lab still accepting walk-in patients, and appointments can also be made at that time

Letter to the Editor prompts many replies about the difficulty booking appointments for lab work. (Unsplash photo)
The KBRH project involved using bedside ultrasound to help guide fluid removal during hemodialysis. (Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash)

Innovative Kootenay Boundary study augments care for renal patients

Project called the Lung Ultrasonographic Assessment of Volume Status in Hemodialysis Patients

The KBRH project involved using bedside ultrasound to help guide fluid removal during hemodialysis. (Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash)
Interior Health tackling COVID-19, then and now

Interior Health tackling COVID-19, then and now

“The past seven months reflect some of most turbulent times our country has seen … “

  • Sep 24, 2020
Interior Health tackling COVID-19, then and now
Not everyone has a computer to book vital lab appointments says Linda Grandbois. (Unsplash photo)

Lab work a test of patience in Trail

Letter to the Editor from Linda Grandbois, Trail

  • Sep 22, 2020
Not everyone has a computer to book vital lab appointments says Linda Grandbois. (Unsplash photo)
New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids

New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids

Brand new Sunny Hill Health Centre launches the next chapter for rehabilitation at BC children’s

  • Sep 7, 2020
New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids
(Image p2p.onecause.com)

Join B.C.’s fundraising walk to cure Huntington Disease

What? BC Walk for Huntington Disease (HD) When? Sept. 13, 2020. Where?…

  • Sep 1, 2020
(Image p2p.onecause.com)
Family finds strong sense of community at BC Children’s Hospital

Family finds strong sense of community at BC Children’s Hospital

BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery has now sold out

Family finds strong sense of community at BC Children’s Hospital
PET/CT scanner suite at BC-Cancer Kelowna. (BC Cancer Vimeo)

First PET/CT scanner in the Interior for cancer patients

Until now, cancer patients living in the Interior had to travel to Vancouver or other faraway cities

PET/CT scanner suite at BC-Cancer Kelowna. (BC Cancer Vimeo)
(Submitted photo)

Rossland auxiliary gifts $10,000

Funds to go toward Urologist and ENT Support Project

  • Aug 27, 2020
(Submitted photo)
IH is working on different ways to book lab appointments, other than by phone or walk-in. (Unsplash photo)

Booking Trail lab appointments to expand beyond a phone line

Interior Health says online appointment booking is on the horizon

IH is working on different ways to book lab appointments, other than by phone or walk-in. (Unsplash photo)
Text your public health nurse with additional questions: 250-231-5945. (THEC image)

Trail blood lead testing clinic begin next month

Children aged six to 36 months living in Trail, Casino, Oasis, Rivervale, Waneta & Warfield invited

Text your public health nurse with additional questions: 250-231-5945. (THEC image)
Rob and Traci MacLean pose with their daughters at the ALS walk at Merkely Park in Maple Ridge Saturday, June 20. (Special to THE NEWS)

Patients celebrate B.C.’s ALS drug approval, but say more needs to be done

Patients, like Pitt Meadows’ Rob MacLean, still looking for better care from province

Rob and Traci MacLean pose with their daughters at the ALS walk at Merkely Park in Maple Ridge Saturday, June 20. (Special to THE NEWS)
A Creston woman in her early-80s waited nearly two weeks to receive homecare help after sustaining an injury. (Aaron Hemens photo)

Creston senior waits 2 weeks for homecare after injury

The woman in her early-80s waited 13 days to take a shower

A Creston woman in her early-80s waited nearly two weeks to receive homecare help after sustaining an injury. (Aaron Hemens photo)
Robuster Marlene Fry works on her stroke while enjoying the beauty of Christina Lake. (Submitted photo)

Kootenay Robusters park the dragon for the season

Robusters are working out at home and using individual kayaks to keep up paddling skills

Robuster Marlene Fry works on her stroke while enjoying the beauty of Christina Lake. (Submitted photo)
On Aug. 11, IH reported two additional cases of COVID-19. (Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District)

Interior Health reports two more COVID-19 cases

IH: One person is in hospital. No one is in ICU with COVID-19.

On Aug. 11, IH reported two additional cases of COVID-19. (Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District)
This will be the 11th year for the three-day, 100-kilometre event held every September in the Calgary area and foothills of the Rocky Mountains. (Kidney Foundation image)

Cancelling ‘Not an Option’ for Kidney March 2020

Kidney March organizers knew this year was going to look very different.

  • Aug 6, 2020
This will be the 11th year for the three-day, 100-kilometre event held every September in the Calgary area and foothills of the Rocky Mountains. (Kidney Foundation image)
Adrian Dix, B.C. minister of health (Government of B.C./Special to The News)

Adrian Dix: It’s time to renew the fight to stop the spread

We must recommit to using our COVID sense to keep us safe, stop the spread and save lives

  • Aug 3, 2020
Adrian Dix, B.C. minister of health (Government of B.C./Special to The News)
Scene from the 2019 Climb for Alzheimer’s. (Submitted)

Trail invited to ‘Climb’

70,000-kilometre hiking challenge to support people living with dementia

Scene from the 2019 Climb for Alzheimer’s. (Submitted)
Around 40 people showed their support for Connor Sutton and his family outside Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria on July 21, 2020. (Veronica Vander Heiden photo)

Rally held outside Victoria hospital for Indigenous man allegedly denied medical care

A First Nations member of the Canadian Armed forces was denied respectful care says family

Around 40 people showed their support for Connor Sutton and his family outside Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria on July 21, 2020. (Veronica Vander Heiden photo)