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by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Feb 21 2018

More food for thought – and action: Food is the right word to use, because food is how we acquire most of it. What does “it” refer to? A group of synthetic substances known as perfluoroalkyl substances, which is polysyllabic, so let’s just shorten it to PFASs.

Some PFASs are so widespread and so persistent in the world and in living...

by Sara Golling on Monday Feb 19 2018

Local musician Carolyn Cameron is doing it again: giving her time and talent to provide people with virtuous reasons to enjoy classical music. She’ll be playing piano at two different venues this coming weekend, to raise money for two excellent causes.

On Saturday, February 24, Cameron will play selections of classical music from the Romantic era at a private home in Rossland to raise...

by Interior Health Authority on Friday Feb 16 2018

Interior Health’s Board Chair Doug Cochrane announced today that president and CEO Chris Mazurkewich has provided the board of directors with his letter of resignation, expressing his decision to retire at the end of October.

“Chris Mazurkewich has spent nearly three decades working to build a strong, sustainable health system in British Columbia,” said Cochrane. “Under his leadership...

by Valerie Rossi on Monday Feb 12 2018

A family-friendly ski-a-thon that encourages participants to ski or board the vertical distance of Mount Everest is back for another run at Red Mountain Resort. The sixth annual Slopes for Hope Red event will take place Sunday, March 4th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with registration from 8-9 a.m.

Alpine skiers and...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Feb 06 2018

People sometimes get bugged by insects, but we need them. They play essential roles in pollination, combatting unwanted agricultural pests, recycling organic matter, feeding fish, birds and bats, and much more. They’re the most numerous and diverse animals on Earth and form the base of many terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

Our admiration for these critters goes beyond their ability...

by Letters to the editor on Monday Feb 05 2018

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by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 31 2018

A new smartphone app is set to turn B.C. bystanders into potential life-savers when a sudden cardiac arrest occurs in a public place.

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) launched the free PulsePoint application today throughout the province. It provides vital information in the case of cardiac arrest, where minutes count in reducing suffering and preventing death.

Smartphone...

by Dr Amanda Chay ND on Tuesday Jan 30 2018

With all of the powder on the ski hill I have been seeing many patients with soft tissue injuries.  The following article will give you a brief overview of the different types of injuries, when you should seek medical care, and how to speed the healing process to get you back on the hill!

The difference between a sprain and a strain

A sprain refers to an injury (...

by Claire Paradis on Tuesday Jan 30 2018

The Village of New Denver and its surrounding residents may have been given a reprieve when Interior Health changed its decision to curtail emergency department hours at the Slocan Community Health Centre (SCHC).

But residents realize this...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 29 2018

Interior Health is asking the public to be extra vigilant if using drugs after BC Coroners Service Monday morning confirmed an additional two deaths in region that are also suspected drug overdoses.

Friday, in a media release Friday, IH said the authority was urging residents using or considering using drugs to reconsider or take...

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