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$2 million committed as 'first step' to helping protect nurses from assaults by psych patients

August
6
,
2015
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B.C. healthcare sites including the Hillside Centre in Kamloops will share $2 million to help make them safer for staff. Kamloops North MLA and Health Minister Terry Lake announced Thursday his ministry and the B.C. Nurses Union will each kick in...

Lab analysis of biosolids finds contaminants

August
5
,
2015
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Levels of toxins found in biosolid samples from the Nicola Valley exceed acceptable levels set by B.C.’s contaminated site regulations, says the Suzuki Foundation. The sampling was done in July by John Werring, a senior science adviser with...

‘Why are you treating citizens that way?’

July
29
,
2015
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Four years in, 99 per cent of Kamloops is connected to water meters and the City is coming to terms with the final one per cent. Those who have held out — including many who refused smart meters over health concerns — are facing...

Smoking ban in parks up for consideration

July
29
,
2015
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Fed up with secondhand smoke in Riverside Park, Bob Wren has challenged the City to ban smoking in parks as other communities have done. Wren went before council on July 28 to present his case. “I’m here out of desperation more...