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Healthcare workers on Vancouver Island have been instructed to forego the 14-day isolation period upon return from international travel. Black Press file photo

Frontline workers receiving COVID-19 isolation exemptions prompt concerns

Provincial Health Authority staff exempt from self-isolation upon return from international travel

Healthcare workers on Vancouver Island have been instructed to forego the 14-day isolation period upon return from international travel. Black Press file photo
Visitor restrictions at KBRH

Visitor restrictions at KBRH

Cities are not named wherein someone tests positive for COVID-19, unless there is a cluster

Visitor restrictions at KBRH
Pharmacists in B.C. can now authorize prescription refills and renewals amid COVID-19. (Black Press Media files)

COVID-19: Skip doc, see pharmacist for renewals

B.C. pharmacists authorized to issue prescription renewals and emergency refills

Pharmacists in B.C. can now authorize prescription refills and renewals amid COVID-19. (Black Press Media files)
COVID-19 event cancellations in Trail

COVID-19 event cancellations in Trail

The Trail Times will update this list daily

COVID-19 event cancellations in Trail
DBS Energy donates to hospital campaign

DBS Energy donates to hospital campaign

ED Campaign underway by Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation

DBS Energy donates to hospital campaign
UPDATED: More City of Trail closures

UPDATED: More City of Trail closures

All shutdowns go into effect indefinitely on March 17

UPDATED: More City of Trail closures
Tl’etinqox Chief Joe Alphonse encourages all band members to err on the side of caution in light of the coronavirus. (File photo)

B.C. First Nation chief urges caution in rural areas amid COVID-19

“We all have to do our part and look out for one another”

Tl’etinqox Chief Joe Alphonse encourages all band members to err on the side of caution in light of the coronavirus. (File photo)
(Photo by Bret Kavanaugh on Unsplash)

RI outbreak in Trail extended care wing expected to end March 19

Visit InteriorHealth.ca for all the latest news and updates

(Photo by Bret Kavanaugh on Unsplash)
New urgent and primary care centre to open in Castlegar

New urgent and primary care centre to open in Castlegar

Centre should be opened by end of March

New urgent and primary care centre to open in Castlegar
MLA Katrine Conroy (centre in red) was joined by local doctors nurses, politicians and Interior Health representatives Monday at the announcement of a new primary and urgent care centre for Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline

New urgent and primary care centre to open in Castlegar

Centre should be opened by end of March

MLA Katrine Conroy (centre in red) was joined by local doctors nurses, politicians and Interior Health representatives Monday at the announcement of a new primary and urgent care centre for Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline
Healthcare is a calling to care, not a get rich plan

Healthcare is a calling to care, not a get rich plan

Letter to the Editor from Eleanor Jenkins, RN

  • Mar 6, 2020
Healthcare is a calling to care, not a get rich plan
From left: Sharla Walkey, Director BCLA, Christine Chandler, President BCLA, and Lila Reynolds, Vice President BCLA work towards advocating for those in B.C. dealing with Lymphedema while dealing with Lymphedema themselves.                                 Willa Condy Seymour photo

World Lymphedema Day Celebration March 6 at Kiro Wellness Centre

Lymphedema impacts over a million Canadians, 130,000 in British Columbia

  • Mar 3, 2020
From left: Sharla Walkey, Director BCLA, Christine Chandler, President BCLA, and Lila Reynolds, Vice President BCLA work towards advocating for those in B.C. dealing with Lymphedema while dealing with Lymphedema themselves.                                 Willa Condy Seymour photo
Dr. Brian Day, Medical Director of the Cambie Surgery Centre, sits for a photograph at his office in Vancouver on Aug. 31, 2016. A lawsuit that begins today in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver has the potential to fundamentally change the way Canadians access health care. Day, who operates a private surgical centre in Vancouver, is challenging B.C.’s ban on Canadians buying private insurance for medically necessary services already covered by medicare. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Private clinics would harm ‘ordinary’ people using public system in B.C.: lawyer

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced in 2018 that the government would begin to fine doctors $10,000

Dr. Brian Day, Medical Director of the Cambie Surgery Centre, sits for a photograph at his office in Vancouver on Aug. 31, 2016. A lawsuit that begins today in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver has the potential to fundamentally change the way Canadians access health care. Day, who operates a private surgical centre in Vancouver, is challenging B.C.’s ban on Canadians buying private insurance for medically necessary services already covered by medicare. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Rendering of completed KBRH front entrance. Image: Interior Health

Shuttle service at Trail hospital will remain for now

“ … shuttle service will remain in place while work on the new drop-off area … continues.”

Rendering of completed KBRH front entrance. Image: Interior Health
Courtenay couple Doris McLaughlin and her husband Don share their stories about their respective heart attacks - and the unique symptoms - in hopes to spread awareness during heart month in February. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Heart attacks strike B.C. husband and wife just over one year apart

Courtenay couple share personal stories to bring awareness to heart month

Courtenay couple Doris McLaughlin and her husband Don share their stories about their respective heart attacks - and the unique symptoms - in hopes to spread awareness during heart month in February. Photo by Erin Haluschak
(Submitted photo)

Trail Walmart employees donate to regional hospital

Money will be directed into surgical services project

  • Feb 21, 2020
(Submitted photo)
(Submitted photo)

Grand Forks company donates to emergency department campaign

Construction now underway at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

  • Feb 20, 2020
(Submitted photo)
Trail Times file photo

Air quality advisory in effect for West Kootenay

The special statement was issued Wednesday afternoon

Trail Times file photo
BC Cancer van will be parked at Waneta Plaza later this month and for two weeks in March. (Submitted photo)

Mobile mammography unit coming to Trail

Appointment times are available for end of February and two weeks in March

  • Feb 13, 2020
BC Cancer van will be parked at Waneta Plaza later this month and for two weeks in March. (Submitted photo)
Rossland Legion donates $4,000 to KBRH Health Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Rossland Legion supports regional hospital

$4,000 donation to be directed into health care in 4 ways

  • Feb 12, 2020
Rossland Legion donates $4,000 to KBRH Health Foundation. (Submitted photo)