Health

Stop child abuse

Stop child abuse

April 7, 2014, is Child Abuse Prevention Day in B.C., a time to recognize that everyone has a responsibility to keep kids safe and healthy.

Child abuse is one of the most serious problems facing society. Each year, the Ministry of Children and Family Development receives approximately 30,000 calls from concerned citizens that a child or youth might be in need of protection.

RDKB, Greenwood, GF and Midway get grant money through Climate Action Charter

RDKB, Greenwood, GF and Midway get grant money through Climate Action Charter

The B.C. government is providing $70,444 to local municipalities in recognition of their commitment to support a healthier, more sustainable community, announced Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson today.

The B.C. government awarded grants to the following Boundary-Similkameen municipalities:

Court injunction gives hope to those who need medicinal weed

The medical grower, who spoke to The Nelson Daily, has his final crop of marijuana hanging to dry in his house.

While new regulations around medical marijuana production came into effect on April 1, a court injunction (recently appealed by the federal government) has granted growers with licenses under the own system to keep producing their own medicine until a legal challenge against the federal government’s new law is heard

LETTER: Local MP decries expiration of Canada Health Accord

LETTER: Local MP decries expiration of Canada Health Accord

Dear Minister,

My constituents are very concerned about the future of health care in our country.  They are asking the federal government to commit to a renewed Health Accord in 2014 and to work with the provinces and territories on health care innovation so Canadians can continue to receive the care they need.

Relay for Life calls for local volunteers

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The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on residents of the Boundary Country to volunteer for this year’s Relay For Life.The 2013 Relay in Boundary Country was an outstanding success that saw 156 people participating, raising $50,000 for the fight against cancer.

This year’s Relay For Life will be on June 7 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at James Donaldson Park in Grand Forks. The Society has an urgent need for volunteers to make this community-driven event a success in 2014.

Interior Health closely monitoring outbreak of measles in Fraser Valley

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be very unpleasant and possibly lead to serious complications.

Although no cases have been reported in the region, Interior Health is closely monitoring the recent outbreak of measles in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland, asking the public to be aware of the symptoms associated with the disease.

“We’re monitoring the situation in the Fraser Valley and provincially for any signs of the spread or transmission of the disease,” IH Medical Health Officer Sue Pollock told The Nelson Daily Monday.

Green bin program moving to rural Grand Forks

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The Grand Forks kitchen scraps compost curbside collection program will soon expand to include nearby rural residents and become the first rural area in British Columbia to receive this type of waste collection service.

On Feb. 27, the Board of Directors of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary gave approval to the concept of expanding garbage and green bin collection service to include all Area D (rural Grand Forks) residents who presently receive the curbside blue bag recycling collection service.

Avalanche centre warns about high risks this season

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 After four avalanche fatalities in the past six days, the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) is urging backcountry users to make cautious and conservative decisions while in avalanche terrain.

NPD not bursting to bust grow ops when new regulations hit

The laws regarding medical marijuana, now obtained in many different brands, will change April 1. — Photo courtesy Cannabis Culture

While the Nelson Police Department (NPD) says it will be generally be taking a moderate approach to enforcing new laws around medical marijuana production set to come into effect on April 1, they do intend to continue the crackdown on recreational grow ops and keep any storefronts out of the Queen City.

About 40 people attend water metre rally

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“We want to talk and meet and learn and vote” was chanted around Gyro Park, last Friday as water metre protester made their message clear via picket signs, speeches, a song and chanting.

The group met at 11 a.m. and listened as different community members voiced their concerns about the pending water metres.

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