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by Contributor on Monday Feb 06 2017

The fight against cancer is reaching new heights this month with Rossland’s fifth-annual Slopes for Hope challenge.

The Canadian Cancer Society is inviting snowboarders, alpine and nordic skiers and all people who love to play in the snow to join the Mount Everest Challenge at Red Mountain Resort or Black Jack Ski Club on Sunday, February 19, 2017. Early Bird...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 01 2017

As part of the surveillance related to the opioid overdose public health emergency, the province has confirmed through laboratory testing that carfentanil is present in the illegal drug supply in the Lower Mainland and being ingested.

In a media release Wednesday, the province said urine lab testing found carfentanil present in 57 of 1766 urine drug tests conducted from Jan. 10-24, 2017...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Feb 01 2017

The Rossland Range Recreation Site's day-use shelters are mostly used by hikers, bikers, skiers and snowshoers to warm up in while they toast their cheese sandwiches on a stove.  But on January 31, the new Sunspot Cabin also provided warmth and shelter for an injured skier while she waited for help to arrive.

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Feb 01 2017

The Rossland Telegraph interviewed a local doctor  (let's call this person "Dr. X") to learn what people in our area suffering from "grievous and irremediable" conditions that result in enduring and intolerable suffering can expect if they conclude that they want to have medical assistance in dying (MAID). 

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Feb 01 2017

There you are, flat on the floor with crushing chest pain.  "Heart attack!" you think, while the world goes a bit grey and fuzzy.  But you're able to reach your phone and dial 911.  Is this an emergency?  Are the paramedics who come to tend  you essential, or just nice to have, like a clean floor to lie on while you wait for help to arrive?

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 31 2017

In partnership with Selkirk College, the Skills Centre is releasing research to support the development of a poverty reduction strategy for the Lower Columbia Region.

The Surviving, Not Thriving report covers several topics from income and employment, to food security, housing, early childhood vulnerability, transportation, and recreation.

“The indicators in this report provide...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Tuesday Jan 31 2017

        Cholesterol has been the standard test for predicting heart disease for many years. However, more and more, this has shown to be inadequate, so a new marker that can be tested is homocysteine. This is a breakdown product of protein from the amino acid methionine, which is then broken down further with the help of pyridoxine (Vitamin B6). When homocysteine is not broken down completely...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 26 2017

The Province has provided $129,000 for improved access to hospice palliative care in Grand Forks and Osoyoos/Oliver.

“It’s very important to patients and their families in rural areas to have access to care and support close to home,” said Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson.

“This funding will help ensure that people don’t have to travel too far outside of their own community...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jan 25 2017

Since the 1950s, almost everything about work in the developed world has changed dramatically. Rapid technological advances continue to render many jobs obsolete. Globalization has shifted employment to parts of the world with the lowest costs and standards. Most households have gone from one income-earner to at least two. Women have fully integrated into the workforce, albeit often with less-...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Jan 25 2017

(Editor's Note:  The article below is contributed by the Canadian Cancer Society.  Readers should note that on January 9, 2017, the City of Trail  adopted Bylaw #2821, which restricts outdoor smoking.  It says:  " 2.1.  No person shall smoke: (a) In any Park; (b) At or within 6.0 metres of a Recreation Facility;  (c) At an Outdoor Special Event.  2.2.  Notwithstanding this prohibition, the...

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