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by Contributor on Monday Oct 29 2012

In light of the recent temporary suspension of Novartis vaccine products (Agriflu and Fluad), Interior Health wishes to advise the public that our public flu clinics will continue as scheduled using our primary vaccine product Vaxigrip.

Novartis products comprise less than 10% of the vaccine supply in Interior Health. Interior Health has been using another vaccine product for the...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 25 2012

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group of involved youth from around the Columbia Basin who provide advice to Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and a youth perspective on a variety of issues facing today’s youth. Members­—called YACers—commit to a one-year term and have an opportunity to meet, work and travel with a group of like-minded young people.

“We work with youth and communities...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 22 2012

Staff and students at L.V. Rogers High School in Nelson joined schools across B.C. in the sixth annual Drop Everything and Read event Monday.

More than 500 students and teachers participated including a 'mob read' in the main foyer of the school.

The school also welcomed Fay Wheeler's Grade 1 class from Hume Elementary to the LVR library to spend some time reading with Kari...

by Adrian Barnes on Thursday Oct 11 2012

Flu season is approaching and public health nurses across Interior Health are gearing up for the launch of this year’s influenza (flu) vaccination campaign.

Public flu clinics will begin in some communities the week of October 15th.

“There are many myths and misconceptions about the flu shot so it’s important for people to get accurate information to help them stay...

by Nicola Kuhn on Wednesday Oct 10 2012

[This is the second post in a series on implementing blended learning. The first post, When A Vision Becomes A Reality is available here.]

Today was serendipitous. I learned of Nikhil Goyal. At 17 years old, Goyal is the author of One Size...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 10 2012

The mother of a four-year-old child faints.  The child is the only other person at home.  He calls 9-1-1.  Paramedics take the mother to hospital.  She recovers and rejoins her family.

Such a simple scenario that could have gone so wrong.

Brad Mitchell of BC Ambulance Service was the charge dispatcher on duty several months ago when the call described above came in.  While the...

by Contributor on Saturday Sep 29 2012

Columbia Basin groups wishing to help maintain or enhance environmental conditions in and around their communities are invited to submit project ideas to the Environmental Initiatives Program (EIP) of Columbia Basin Trust (CBT). Over the past 11 years, the program has provided over $5 million in funding for environmental conservation, restoration, stewardship and education projects across the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Sep 25 2012

Students at Stanley Humphreys Secondary School were briefly evacuated this morning after a fire in a washroom garbage can set off the school's alarms.

Fire Chief Gerry Rempel said he got that call at 11:54 a.m., and by the time he spoke to The Source at 12:21 p.m., students had been allowed back in the school.

"They (school staff) did a fine job of evacuating the...

by Bruce Fuhr on Wednesday Sep 19 2012

School District No. 8 administration has decided to reduce the number of staff at the board office on Johnstone Road by eliminating the Assistant Secretary Treasurer position, effective Wednesday.

“This particular (decision) aligns with our intent that all of our resources as much as possible go directly to the classroom, while we still recognize we have to maintain a certain level of...

by Bill Metcalfe on Wednesday Sep 19 2012

A distinguished  judge—one of the first aboriginal judges in Canada—will speak at the Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College in Castlegar on Friday, September 21. The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair is the Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

“We are bringing him here because...

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