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by Mona Mattei on Wednesday May 11 2011
Grand Forks residents use about 400 litres per day more than the average Canadian and the key solution to effective water conservation is metering use a small crowd heard last week. At a public presentation last week in honour of drinking water week, Grand Forks city council invited Heather Mitchell, the Columbia Basin Trust’s program director for water initiatives, and Neil Klassen, water...
by ProPublica on Friday May 06 2011

By Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber

SAN FRANCISCO — From the time they arrived to the moment they laid their heads on hotel pillows, the thousands of cardiologists attending this week’s Heart Rhythm Society conference have been bombarded with pitches for drugs and medical devices.

St. Jude Medical adorns every hotel key card. Medtronic ads are splashed on buses,...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday May 05 2011
Locals are demanding a public hearing over Interior Health Authority’s (IHA) decision to award a long-term care contract for senior’s housing in Grand Forks to an out-of-town contractor. But IHA’s staff are firm that the contract was awarded through an extensive, unbiased process.
 
The announcement last week that Golden Life Management of Cranbrook was chosen over four...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Apr 29 2011

An American woman who helped get breast milk for a terminally ill baby in Nelson journeyed Thursday to the Heritage city to meet the family that has since inspired her to start a global helping foundation.

Katie Shutt traveled from Dallas, Tex., to Nelson to meet Camara Cassin and her 20-month-old baby, the Vancouver Province reported, weeks after Cassin...

by Mona Mattei on Friday Apr 29 2011
Angry Boundary residents packed the Grand Forks library last night to plan action against Interior Health Authority (IHA) and the Minister of Health. After one year of inactivity at the Broadacres long-term care facility and an investment of over $1.2 million, owner Rod Gustafson will lose his facility licencing this weekend following an announcement from IHA awarding a contract for seniors...
by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Apr 28 2011

The Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation declared it the start of their “Business Appreciation Days” — the occasion was the Foundation’s annual Caring Company Dinner held at the Hume Hotel April 20.

The program, now in its 12th year, is an opportunity for the Foundation to thank local...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 28 2011

Interior Health is pleased to announce that a contract has been signed with Golden Life Management to build 40 new residential care beds in Grand Forks. Interior Health recognizes there is an immediate need for additional residential care beds in the community and will be adding nine temporary beds to Interior Health’s Boundary Hospital to bridge the need until the new facility is built....

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Apr 27 2011

With the West Kootenay having become fertile soil for many innovative food system initiatives, another project is now underway which hopes to build the capacity within the West Kootenay to form a regional food system organization.

Often referred to as 'food councils,' 'roundtables,' 'networks' or 'coalitions,' hundreds of these types of regional organizations do already...

by Anonymous on Wednesday Apr 27 2011

By Janet Raloff, Science News

Children exposed in the womb to substantial levels of neurotoxic pesticides have somewhat lower IQs by the time they enter school than do kids with virtually no exposure.

A trio of studies screened women for compounds in blood or urine that mark exposure to organophosphate pesticides such as chlorpyrifos,...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Apr 26 2011

Like baby birds straining in the nest to get more worms than their siblings, another tax requisition besets beleaguered Nelson taxpayers, the West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District board announced recently.

Property owners in the city will be paying around $24 more — on a house assessed at $300,000 — on their “hospital” tax bill this year, going up to $68.58...

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