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Government announces grant for seniors’ falls prevention and mobility

Government announces grant for seniors’ falls prevention and mobility

In recognition of Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week, Health Minister Terry Lake announced a $4.5-million grant through the Provincial Health Services Authority to the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility for programs to help prevent falls and hip fractures in older adults and enhance mobility though early intervention.

“Preventing falls for seniors can have a huge impact on how they are able to go about their day-to-day activities and maintain their overall health,” said Lake.

COMMENT: City pans union for hijacking election; speaks to labour stalemate

COMMENT: City pans union for hijacking election; speaks to labour stalemate

Ed. Note: This press release was issued Monday night, after CUPE's delegation to council's regular meeting, but before CUPE's public announcement of fullblown-strike action issued this morning:

CUPE 2262, the Union representing city workers in Castlegar has taken to the press to boast about how they dominated the Castlegar & District Chamber All-Candidates Forum to advance their bargaining agenda.

City CUPE workers announce full strike action to start Nov. 8

City CUPE workers announce full strike action to start Nov. 8

In a press release issued at noon on Wednesday, city workers announced they will be taking full strike action by the end of this week, with picket lines in place by Saturday.

Castlegar one of only six B.C. towns to be featured on Expedia tourism site

Castlegar one of only six B.C. towns to be featured on Expedia tourism site

Castlegar is poised to become a tourism destination location, with Expedia’s feature of the city just having gone live on the worldwide web.

“Expedia is a travel site that people use to nook accommodations, to explore places to travel, to arrange tour packages – it runs the whole gamut,” said Castlegar and District Chamber of Commerce executive director Tammy Verigin-Burk. “Millions of people go to that website every year.”

Adding to the cache is the fact the Castlegar is one of only six B.C. towns that Expedia is showcasing.

Council candidate Justin Pelant speaks for small business

Justin Pelant is one of twelve candidates for Nelson City Council in the November 15 municipal election.

This Q&A session with council candidate Justin Pelant is the eighth in Nelson Daily series with candidates for Nelson City Council in the November 15 municipal election. Previous articles have featured council candidates Anna Purcell

Four Prime Questions about Harper’s Response to Ottawa Shooting

Four Prime Questions about Harper’s Response to Ottawa Shooting

Two weeks after the senseless murder of a soldier on Parliament Hill (and another earlier in Montreal) there are several things we know and many we don’t. Obvious questions have been asked and inconvenient ones have been left aside.

We know — and indeed could predict one second after the shooting — that Stephen Harper would use it as an excuse to expand the security and surveillance state he has been constructing.

Newest member of NPD sworn in Friday at Nelson Courthouse

From left, Provincial Court Judge Richard Hewson, Cst. Matt Caldwell, Chief Constable Wayne Holland. — Photo courtesy Jaimie Killen

Council relationship fine, ‘sustainable lens’ in all decisions, says incumbent John Dooley

John Dooley . . . hard on issues, easy on people

The EcoCentric host Bruce Edson rolled out the red carpet to all candidates for the mayor's chair in Nelson.

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