Health

Wild Pacific salmon face an upstream battle for survival

Wild Pacific salmon face an upstream battle for survival

Wild Pacific salmon face an upstream battle for survival

Kudos to Castlegar cops during crisis

Kudos to Castlegar cops during crisis

An immediate response by the Castlegar RCMP may have contributed to a man surviving a dire medical situation this past Saturday in Castlegar.

Airline Emissions Are Flying Too High

Airline Emissions Are Flying Too High

In July, Solar Impulse 2 became the first airplane to fly around the world without using fuel. At the same time, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been working on electric planes. These developments mean air travel and transport could become more environmentally friendly, with less pollution and fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and planes would be quieter.

Labour Day: B.C. seniors need our support

Jennifer Whiteside is the secretary-business manager for the Hospital Employees’ Union

This Labour Day, members of the Hospital Employees’ Union are joining Canadians across the country in celebrating the contributions working people make towards building a healthier, fairer, more equitable society.

But as we enjoy the holiday with family and friends, let’s remember the hard-won accomplishments our seniors have made and how they have improved our workplaces and communities throughout their lives.

We owe the generations that preceded us a great deal of gratitude.

Legislation in effect to regulate e-cigarettes

The act, as amended, requires retailers to ensure e-cigarettes are sold only to adults aged 19 years and older, and to ensure that no retail displays are seen by youth.

Laws around the sale, promotion and use of e-cigarettes are now in effect.

The Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act is designed to protect youth from the unknown effects of e-cigarette vapour and from becoming addicted to nicotine, which is why it treats e-cigarette use exactly the same as tobacco, with the same bans and restrictions.

There are no restrictions on adults buying e-cigarettes.

The Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act was introduced as an amendment in spring 2015 to help stop the growing use of e-cigarettes by young people in British Columbia.

Quality of Care in Seniors' Facilities

Quality of Care in Seniors'  Facilities

Many Rosslanders recall the unfortunate separation of a devoted senior couple so that they could more conveniently (for IHA) be housed in different facilities, in different towns.  While separated, one of the couple died.  The resulting, and well-justified, outcry may have resulted in changes to the practice of deciding which extended-care patients get housed in what facilities, and whether or not married couples are forcibly separated.

Joint task force statement on International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day has never before been more relevant.

Provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall and director of police services Clayton Pecknold released the following statement in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, Aug. 31, 2016.

“With the unprecedented number of overdoses we are seeing across the country, International Overdose Awareness Day has never before been more relevant.

Nakusp cures doctor shortage

Mayor Karen Hamling (inset) said with Nakusp being two hours from any other health facility, it is important to have a full medical staff.

The Village of Nakusp is in an enviable position for a rural BC community- it has all the doctors it needs.

The community recently attracted a fourth medical professional to work there, giving the local hospital a complete medical team.

“We have complement of four, that’s really good,” says Mayor Karen Hamling. “Instead of doing on-call in Emergency one of every two nights, it’s one of every four.”

Interior Health announces expanded primary care hours for Kaslo Victorian Health Centre

Primary care clinic at Victorian Community Health Centre will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for physician appointments on weekends.

Local physicians, Doctors of BC and Interior Health have joined together to offer an expansion of primary care for residents  at the Victorian Community Health Centre in Kaslo.

In a media release Friday, starting in September, the primary care clinic at Victorian Community Health Centre will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for physician appointments on weekends.

"This expansion to the current weekday service is possible through an agreement reached between local physicians, the Doctors of BC, and Interior Health," the media release said.

More than 12K Dorel Juvenile Canada strollers get recalled

Health Canada said Instep, Instep Safari and Schwinn Grand Safari strollers with the following model numbers are affected.

Dorel Juvenile Canada has issued a recall of more than 12,000 jogging strollers, said Health Canada.

This recall involves single and double occupant swivel wheel jogging strollers that have a quick release mechanism for removing and re-attaching the front wheel.

Health Canada said Instep, Instep Safari and Schwinn Grand Safari strollers with the following model numbers are affected.

The model number is located on the back of the stroller seat on a label.

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