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Margaret speaks at RIH fundraiser

March
29
,
2016
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Margaret Trudeau will share her experiences with bi-polar disorder at a fundraiser for RIH’s acute care mental health unit  on Wednesday, April 13. The Rotary Club of Kamloops and RIH Foundation will host the prime minister’s...

Shuswap Lake spill triggers health advisory

March
16
,
2016
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UPDATE A spill into Shuswap Lake has prompted an advisory from Interior Health. IHA and the Ministry of Environment were investigating the spill Wednesday morning northeast of Canoe, near the shoreline of Canoe Forest Products. Several...

Hillside marks milestone in psychiatric care

March
11
,
2016
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Early onset Alzheimer’s claimed Marion Harper two years ago, but she was able to find final peace and comfort at Hillside Psychiatric Centre, her husband recalled Friday. At a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the tertiary care...

RIH renos require temporary changes

March
8
,
2016
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Renovations to accommodate a new electronic medical records system mean temporary changes for people needing to use the RIH emergency department. The renovations began Tuesday and are expected to continue for six to eight weeks.  Patients...

New RIH complex seen as physician draw

March
4
,
2016
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The new RIH Clinical Services Building was a hive of activity Friday with workers breaking their pace only to allow the first official tour of the soon-to-be-completed complex. After two years of steady progress, construction of the $79.8-million...

Union condemns IHA laundry privatization

March
1
,
2016
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UPDATE A decision by Interior Health to privatize hospital laundry services in the region is deeply disappointing and means that 100 jobs lost in five communities, says the Hospital Employees Union. ...

Privatization decision coming, HEU fears

February
29
,
2016
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Four months after HEU laundry workers and supporters rallied for public support along Columbia Street, they were back on the sidewalk Monday, hoping their jobs will be spared. This time, 175 IHA laundry workers across the Interior believe a...

MP voices concerns over right-to-die report

February
26
,
2016
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A new federal report on assisted death goes well beyond what was proposed by the Supreme Court of Canada in its recommendations on mature minors and mental illness, says MP Cathy McLeod. Speaking from Ottawa Friday, McLeod concurred with a report...

HEU workers to rally as decision nears

February
26
,
2016
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Their jobs still on the line, HEU laundry workers will once again take to the street Monday to rally public support against contracting out by Interior Health. The union has declared Feb. 29 as Leap for Local Laundry Day of Action to save...

Court's medical pot ruling hailed as victory

February
24
,
2016
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The City of Kamloops will have to revisit its grow-op regulations, a local medical marijuana advocate said Thursday after a Federal Court decision quashed a ban on licensed users growing their own Judge Michael Phelan ruled Wednesday that federal...