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by David Suzuki on Wednesday May 31 2017

The notion that we must conquer or dominate nature has governed human behaviour for a relatively short period of our 150,000-year history on this 4.5-billion-year-old planet. It’s an understandable impulse. Our intelligence and foresight allowed us to develop complex societies, and gave us a sense of control over our existence in the face of powerful, often threatening natural forces.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 29 2017

Time is running out laundry employees at Kootenay Lake Hospital after Interior Health announced the new private company handling work will begin operation for the Nelson facility as of September 14.

Alan Davies, support services director for Interior Health, recently made the announcement.

“Given the magnitude of the change, we plan to stagger the closure of our five main plants...

by Rossland Telegraph on Friday May 19 2017

Health Canada has announced that a company, Garnoff Botanicals, is voluntarily recalling unauthorized kratom products as they may pose serious health risks.

Haven't heard of kratom?  Don't feel bad -- you're not alone.  Kratom is the plant pictured above, or products derived from it.  What health risks does it pose?  Health Canada did  not specify the risks of the particular products...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday May 19 2017

Interior Health is advising the public of the importance of avoiding physical contact with bats, the primary carrier of the rabies virus in B.C.
 
IH said rabies is a very serious disease that affects the nervous system and is almost always fatal if not treated in time.

In 2016, 61 people in the Interior Health region were treated for potential exposure to rabies.

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by Contributor on Wednesday May 17 2017

Children are beautiful.  They embody our hopes for the future. Does that mean that girls and women should be forbidden access to sex education and family planning?  

Following the Women's March on Washington and supporting marches in thousands of centres internationally, women's rights and their health and well-being globally took a severe blow.

The new US...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 16 2017

Contributed by Val Rossi

Daffodils are still blooming in Sunningdale, reminding the community of a successful Canadian Cancer Society event that planted hope and support for individuals touched by cancer.

Daffodil Dash Trail held April 30th at Gyro Park in Trail just surpassed its $29,000 goal and raised over $31,000 toward cancer research, prevention and support...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 10 2017

Today, eight local police officers attended a ceremony in Kelowna in recognition of making Alexa's Team for 2016. Alexa's Team was created by the Middelaer family in memory of their four-year-old daughter, Alexa, who was killed by an impaired driver while she was feeding a horse in Delta in 2008.

The team was formed to help bring awareness to the seriousness of impaired driving and...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday May 10 2017

Two meetings to report here:  May 4 and May 8.  Read on!

Rossland City Council held a Public Hearing on the new Financial Plan and the new municipal property tax rates on Thursday, May 4.  Council was present, and Financial Manager Elma Hamming explained the changes and answered questions from the four interested citizens who showed up. The key...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday May 09 2017

In 1926, U.S. automaker Henry Ford reduced his employees’ workweek from six eight-hour days to five, with no pay cuts. It’s something workers and labour unions had been calling for, and it followed previous reductions in work schedules that had been as high as 84 to 100 hours over seven days a week.

Ford wasn’t responding to worker demands; he was being a businessman. He expected...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Monday May 08 2017

            How many of you are gaining more weight than you want, can’t seem to lose it or are having a hard time getting rid of that mid-abdominal bulge? This is becoming one of the most prevalent patterns in the last 20 years and is still overlooked by so many. With our increasingly sedentary lifestyles, eating on the run, choosing fast foods and over-indulging in alcohol, coffee and pop,...

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