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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 02 2017

On the heels of information released by Nelson Police Department Wednesday, Interior Health officials are confirming the deadly drug carfentanil is now present in the region.

IH made the announcement Thursday following a positive carfentanil drug test in the Kootenay region...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Mar 01 2017

What next?  It seems that everything we do is an environmental problem.  Triclosan in "anti-bacterial" soaps and toothpastes and so on just contributed to developing antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and was bad for people who used the products, too.  Microbeads in toothpaste and various cosmetics built up astonishing levels of micro-bead plastic pollution in waterways, oceans and...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Wednesday Mar 01 2017

 Often we experience aches and pains that don’t send us to the doctor or keep us from working, but may take us to the pharmacy for medication or drain our energy.  Chronic achiness anywhere requires the body to dedicate time, nutrients and energy to repair whatever is creating the soreness. Readily accessible supplements or home remedies can help relieve the symptoms quickly. Here are some...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Feb 28 2017

Parents and prospective parents who are looking for ideas about how to raise a healthier (in every way) young person, here's a source:  show up at the Gold Rush Bookstore -- 2063 Washington Street in Rossland -- on March 9, at 7:00 pm and particpate in a discussion until 8:30 pm.

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Feb 28 2017

Have you ever been to the Emergency Department at the hospital in Trail?

Please join Johnny P. Johnson and his great group of local Trail and area musicians in support of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital & Health Foundation to fundraise for the KBRH Emergency Department on April 1st at the Bailey Theatre in Trail.  

With the launch of his new album Until...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 27 2017

Starting Monday, every British Columbian visiting an ICBC driver licensing location will be asked to register their decision about organ donation.

To increase the number of people with a registered decision, ICBC and BC Transplant are expanding a provincial partnership to all ICBC driver licensing locations across the province.

by Rossland Telegraph on Sunday Feb 26 2017

We all know, now (don't we?) that sugar is a major contributor to the obesity epidemic, and that sugar is more to blame than  fat in heart disease. We know that sugar causes cavities in our teeth, and that excessive sugar consumption is linked with diabetes.  But here's another reason to avoid sugar:  medical research has linked higher blood sugar levels with Alzheimer's disease.

by Contributor on Friday Feb 24 2017

BC RCMP wishes to advise that recent Health Canada tests have confirmed the presence of the compound W-18 and a fentanyl analog recently in two communities, and that drug users should be aware these chemicals may be present anywhere.

In mid-December, 2016, Surrey RCMP seized pebble heroin, among other drugs, in relation to a dial-a-dope drug investigation. Health Canada has just...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 15 2017

Editor's Note:  Below is a piece by Chris Longden, of the UK.  That will explain the prevalence of Brit expressions throughout -- but her thoughts on this topic are universally applicable.  Especially, perhaps, in the current political climate. 

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"It comes to something, when you've got to be told by the bloody media and...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Monday Feb 13 2017

Post Valentine’s Day:  POSITIVE STEPS TO A HEALTHY HEART

            It’s always wonderful to give and receive expressions of thanks, acknowledgment, gratitude and love on St. Valentine’s Day. It’s those small things in life that really make a difference in all our lives on a mental and emotional level.  We also want to give our hearts healthy food and drinks to keep it functioning...

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