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Could our pandemic response help us eliminate hepatitis C?

Could our pandemic response help us eliminate hepatitis C?

CATIE, Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information

  • Jul 21, 2020
Could our pandemic response help us eliminate hepatitis C?
Selkirk Paving donates to KBRH

Selkirk Paving donates to KBRH

The $1M ED Campaign at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital is underway

  • Jul 15, 2020
Selkirk Paving donates to KBRH
Due to COVID-19 concerns Fort Shepherd visitors are asked to maintain physical distancing. (TLC photo)

Fort Shepherd Conservancy opens for limited use

Limited recreational use is permitted including fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and picnicking.

Due to COVID-19 concerns Fort Shepherd visitors are asked to maintain physical distancing. (TLC photo)
A new long-term seniors care facility will be built on the site of Mount St. Francis, which has been empty since 2005. Photo: Tyler Harper

New seniors care facility in Nelson to be built at Mount St. Francis site

Mount St. Francis hasn’t been in use since 2005

A new long-term seniors care facility will be built on the site of Mount St. Francis, which has been empty since 2005. Photo: Tyler Harper
One mosquito-borne virus that has been found in B.C., although rare, is West Nile virus. (news@IH photo)

B.C. doc breaks down the incognito mosquito

Dr. Carol Fenton is a Medical Health Officer for Interior Health

  • Jul 10, 2020
One mosquito-borne virus that has been found in B.C., although rare, is West Nile virus. (news@IH photo)
BCSLA has been working with the province through various government sponsored working groups and by providing information to officials to help in their decision making process. (Photo by Megan Ellis on UnSplash)

Work remains to be done in B.C. care homes

BCSLA represents private operators of Independent and Assisted Living, and Long Term Care residences

  • Jul 10, 2020
BCSLA has been working with the province through various government sponsored working groups and by providing information to officials to help in their decision making process. (Photo by Megan Ellis on UnSplash)
Shoppers Drug Mart in downtown Trail is one of 12 such stores in B.C. now offering in-store virtual doctor appointments. (Sheri Regnier photo)

Trail Shoppers Drug Mart offers virtual doctor appointments

Most Shoppers locations in B.C. will offer online appts by Aug. 4

Shoppers Drug Mart in downtown Trail is one of 12 such stores in B.C. now offering in-store virtual doctor appointments. (Sheri Regnier photo)
Letter from Alzheimers Society of BC. (Photo by Renate Vanaga on UnSplash)

B.C. Alzheimer’s society thanks virtual walkers

On May 31, West Kootenay residents united to support people affected by dementia

  • Jul 7, 2020
Letter from Alzheimers Society of BC. (Photo by Renate Vanaga on UnSplash)
David Dennis. (UBCIC video screenshot)

Indigenous man behind complaint of BC Transplant’s alcohol abstinence policy has died

David Dennis, who is Nuu-chah-nulth, argued that six-month sobriety policy is a ‘lethal form of racism’

David Dennis. (UBCIC video screenshot)
The Florko family’s yard and garden remediation is one of many projects now underway in neighbourhoods throughout Trail. From left: Jessica Florko, Felix Florko, and Ashton Florko. (Submitted photo)

Yard by yard, Trail program gives families clean spaces to play

Trail Area Health and Environmental program offers no-cost option to remediate soils

The Florko family’s yard and garden remediation is one of many projects now underway in neighbourhoods throughout Trail. From left: Jessica Florko, Felix Florko, and Ashton Florko. (Submitted photo)
The Beaver Valley Community Response Network of volunteers set up a booth on the side of the highway in Montrose, to give the community a place to drop in to pick up materials and resources on June 15. From left: Lorraine Partridge, Anna Whyte (back row); Art Benzer, Fran Pargeter, Phil Brooks (middle row); Gail Benzer, Jayme Fowler (front row). (Submitted photo)

Community Response Network, vital link for B.C. seniors

Message from Jayme Fowler, CRN Coordinator for the Beaver Valley

  • Jun 30, 2020
The Beaver Valley Community Response Network of volunteers set up a booth on the side of the highway in Montrose, to give the community a place to drop in to pick up materials and resources on June 15. From left: Lorraine Partridge, Anna Whyte (back row); Art Benzer, Fran Pargeter, Phil Brooks (middle row); Gail Benzer, Jayme Fowler (front row). (Submitted photo)
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Knights of Columbus donate to health foundation

Proceeds were raised through Knights of Columbus’ annual Charity Appeal Raffle.

  • Jun 29, 2020
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Project seeks input from British Columbians living with brain injuries

Project seeks input from British Columbians living with brain injuries

British Columbians living with concurrent brain injuries and mental health and substance…

Project seeks input from British Columbians living with brain injuries
Property Tax Deferral an option for B.C. seniors

Property Tax Deferral an option for B.C. seniors

Message from Isobel Mackenzie, BC Seniors Advocate

  • Jun 25, 2020
Property Tax Deferral an option for B.C. seniors
Interior Health making progress renewing surgeries

Interior Health making progress renewing surgeries

Dr. Doug Cochrane is chair of the Interior Health board.

Interior Health making progress renewing surgeries
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Message from BC Seniors Advocate

Isabel Mackenzie recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

  • Jun 18, 2020
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Interior Health is asking patients to book an appointment for lab work. (Photo by Creators Collective on Unsplash)

Need lab work in Trail? Call ahead

Interior Health asks patients at the Trail Health Centre Clinic to book an appointment

Interior Health is asking patients to book an appointment for lab work. (Photo by Creators Collective on Unsplash)
From the left: Steve Crossman, kidney transplant recipient; Shirley Bruce, the garden designer; Karen Fontaine pancreas/kidney transplant recipient; and Rachael Brown from Trail Community in Bloom. (Submitted photo)

Gratitude Garden invites Trail community to spread kindness

The garden is located on the highway at Shaver’s Bench

From the left: Steve Crossman, kidney transplant recipient; Shirley Bruce, the garden designer; Karen Fontaine pancreas/kidney transplant recipient; and Rachael Brown from Trail Community in Bloom. (Submitted photo)
The Trail Minor Hockey is hoping to be back on the ice this fall, and new guidelines from viaSport is intended to help them realize a return to play. (Trail Times file photo)

Returning to Sport in the Columbia Basin

Planning begins for return of sports

The Trail Minor Hockey is hoping to be back on the ice this fall, and new guidelines from viaSport is intended to help them realize a return to play. (Trail Times file photo)
Trail family rallies for Ronald McDonald House

Trail family rallies for Ronald McDonald House

“We always described it as our oasis in the middle of the desert.”

Trail family rallies for Ronald McDonald House