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Law would battle fentanyl scourge, MP says

September
29
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2016
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With people dying in B.C. streets on a daily basis and no immediate or simple solutions to a growing drug overdose crisis, MP Cathy McLeod is lending support to a bill aimed at preventing drug tampering. The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP seconded...

Senator wants kids shielded from food ads

September
28
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2016
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Health advocates are applauding Sen. Nancy Greene Raine’s legislative initiative to restrict manipulative food and beverage advertising aimed at children. Representatives of the Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition, the Heart and Stroke...

Got No Docs wants to talk over coffee

September
26
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2016
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A chronic shortage of family doctors has hit Kamloops particularly hard among Interior communities and may get worse before it gets better. That’s the outlook — as cold and flu season arrives — from a self-advocacy group called...

Support recovery beds address shortage

September
23
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2016
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An additional 26 support recovery beds in the Interior should help to ease a shortage in terms of mental health and substance use. Interior Health said it has awarded five contracts to  another 26 beds, including six at the Phoenix Centre in...

TRU prof expands air-quality data set

September
22
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2016
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There’s a new air-quality monitor in town. Ordinarily, such news might not arouse much interest, but air quality in Kamloops has been the subject of heightened concern and awareness  through the environmental assessment of the proposed...

New text service offers critical link

September
21
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2016
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A new text service in the Interior offers vital and potentially lifesaving communications link for people who are deaf/deaf-blind, hard-of-hearing or speech impaired (DHHSI). Called Text with 9-1-1 (T9-1-1), the service is delivered by...

Wait lists grow with dermatologist shortage

September
21
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2016
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By CARMEN WELD If you have an odd-looking mole, a skin-cancer concern or a bad rash and need an expert opinion, you're going to have to wait a long time to get one. Dermatologists are in short supply in B.C., with wait lists for some being...

'State-of-the-art' RIH building celebrated

September
16
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2016
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There was a lot of emotion and celebration of partnerships as about 100 people gathered Friday, Sept. 16, for the official opening of the new RIH Clinical Services Building. Health Minister Terry Lake and fellow MLAs Todd Stone and...

Safe-injection sites not enough, agency says

September
14
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2016
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Supervised injection sites in Kamloops would not be a panacea for the deadly opioid crisis and many North Shore businesses have already expressed opposition to the idea. City council voted in support of safe-injection sites in principle Tuesday...

Council supports safe injection sites in concept

September
13
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2016
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City council gave unanimous support to the concept of safe injection sites Tuesday, lending support in principal to a front-line strategy in a provincial health emergency over drug overdoses. The support came after Dr. Silvina Mema, IHA...