In the midst of the current economic recovery, families in BC have had to resort to exhausting their life savings and, in many cases, borrowing money from credit and financial institutions to make ends meet. For a large number of constituents who find themselves unemployed, under-employed or recently laid-off, this often means being forced to borrow against themselves in order to ensure that rent or mortgage payments are made on time, and that their families have enough food on the dinner table.
People with disabilities who are already struggling to manage on provincial disability benefits have been told by the Province it will no longer pay for some of the medically essential items and services they depend on.
Beginning April 1st, the Province will no longer fund a range of health items including pre-made foot orthotics, diabetic glucometers and a bottled water supplement of $20 a month for people with conditions such as HIV/AIDS.
Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Winter Lecture Series is
excited to announce the upcoming lecture of Nobel Laureate and founder
of the Canadian chapter of Medicin Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without
Borders), Dr. James Orbinski.
Dr. Orbinski is a member of the Order of Ontario and an Officer of the
Order of Canada-designations that recognize his achievements and ongoing
commitment to excellence in humanitarianism and global health. He was
President of the International Council of Doctors Without Borders at the
It started with three people who wanted to make a difference and it has turned into a collective fundraising effort focused on long-term rebuilding efforts in Haiti.
The smallest city in B.C. took top honours for their water last week. Greenwood placed as the bronze winner in municipal water at the 20th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition. Another regional area, Beaver Falls, took home the silver, while the gold went to Hamilton, OH.
Held in the historic spa town in West Virginia, the Berkeley Springs International is the largest and longest running water tasting competition in the world. “We consider it the Olympics of Water,” says Jill Klein Rone, longtime producer of the event.
Is radon gas putting you or your family at risk of lung cancer?
That's the question Dana Schmidt is trying to get all Castlegar residents to ask, as he continues to promote radon-gas testing in this, the second-worst radon hot-spot in the province.
The Health and Hospital Committee (HHC) of the Lower Columbia Community Development Team are planning a groundbreaking ceremony for the new heliport at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.
The project has been made possible by the generous donations of a number of different groups:
$100,000 Signature Sponsor Kootenay Savings Credit Union Foundation
$100,000 West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Board
$50,000 Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust.
$50,000 Private donation of required land
People have been asking “Why the Boundary Education Alliance?” They are wondering what the need is for this group to form and exist. To help answer this question we want to invite you to look through the window of what we observed in one specific example.
Eaters and producers are joining the Kettle Valley Food Co-operative around the Boundary region over the next few weeks. With funding support from the Co-operative Development Initiative, a granting program of the federal government delivered by the Canadian Co-operative Association, the newly formed Co-op is recruiting members and developing their initiatives for 2010. Information sessions being hosted as outreach by the Co-op, are assisting them to reach their goal of signing up 60 members by the end of March.
Trophy hunters are turning British Columbia’s protected areas into graveyards for grizzlies, despite the province’s reputation as one of the last continental safe havens for the bears, according to new research by the David Suzuki Foundation.