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by Contributor on Sunday Jul 09 2017

Residents in communities across Interior Health affected by fires burning and resulting smoky skies should be aware that smoke conditions and local air quality can change due to the unpredictable nature of fires.

Some individuals may be more sensitive to the effects of smoke from forest fires, such as those with heart or lung conditions. These individuals should watch for any change in...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jul 06 2017

After denying numerous exemptions to the Medical Cannabis Business Licence Bylaw requested by two medical cannabis businesses, the city turned around and approved two more for business licence applications, setting the stage for a future debate.

City council denied the exemptions to the Medical Cannabis Business Licence Bylaw Tuesday night during its regular meeting as requested by the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 28 2017

Health Canada is reminding Canadians that it is not safe to taste or eat raw dough, batter, or any other product containing uncooked flour, as raw flour can be contaminated with harmful bacteria such as E. coli.

Flour is derived from grain, which is grown in fields. In the fields, the grain may come into direct contact and become contaminated with bacteria from soil, water or...

by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jun 19 2017

Grand Forks City Park is the place people can meet Saturday (June 24th) at 10:30 a.m. to participate in the ‘Step Into the Light’ walk for women’s health.

When the new baby arrives in a family, most people assume it is a time of love and celebration. What many new moms don’t expect is that  they might struggle to adjust or that she may feel isolation, exhaustion, or even a lack of love...

by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jun 19 2017

The past few months have been very trying for a Grand Forks family.

Kyla Hermsen’s two-year-old son Brian spent four weeks in hospital after becoming ill from eating raw cookie dough made from the same Robin Hood flour that was part of a national recall.

“Nothing has changed . . . my son is still recovering,” Hermsen told the Boundary Sentinel recently.

The Robin Hood...

by David Suzuki on Friday Jun 09 2017

Do you remember Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak? It turns out wizards aren’t the only ones who can vanish from sight with a special coat. Marine researchers have discovered shrimp-like crustaceans called hyperiids that can hide in the open using internal nanotechnology to cloak themselves in invisibility. That’s just one among many fascinating discoveries to celebrate on World Oceans Day,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jun 09 2017

Interior Health said in a media release Friday, it has started recruitment for a new physician for the Slocan Community Health Centre to take over Dr. Mike Magier’s practice.

Magier informed Interior Health May 16 he is leaving the area later this summer.

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by John Boivin on Thursday Jun 08 2017

Parents at Nelson’s high school held a public meeting Wednesday in the L.V. Rogers gymnasium to raise awareness about the dangers of the drug fentanyl.

With nearly 500 deaths associated with the opioid already this year in B.C., the Parent’s Advisory Council at LVR decided it was time to talk openly about the issue in local schools.

“We want to make sure everyone is well informed...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 07 2017

For a person's body to function properly, it’s important that cells and organs are provided the necessary water. Water is also beneficial to lubricate joints and regulate body temperature as well as assist the passage of food through the intestines.

Which is why it’s important to have clean drinking water systems.

Wednesday, Interior Health released a comprehensive report...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 06 2017

Front-line workers demand government provide more treatment programs as crisis shows no signs of slowing down

Sara Bates has worked as an outreach nurse in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for 11 years and says it’s been extremely difficult to watch as the opioid crisis takes a critical toll on the community she calls her office.

“As an outreach nurse working through this crisis, I...

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