Work starts on new emergency department at Eagle Ridge Hospital

 January 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Better emergency care for people in the Tri-Cities area is on the way as construction work begins on a new emergency department at Eagle Ridge Hospital.“Our government is making the investment for an expanded emergency department at Eagle Ridge Hospital that will meet the needs of the growing Tri-Cities population,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “We are treating emergency care in this region as a priority, so people will be able to receive health-care services in a state-of-the-art facili …


 January 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports /  No Comments

The Kamloops Blazers are home to the Prince Albert Raiders tonight at the Sandman Centre. Game time is 7:00pm. The Raiders are the #1 Ranked team in the CHL. PURCHASE TICKETS GAME PROGRAM GAME PREVIEW   Source link

Heli-logging expanding to manage Douglas fir beetles

 January 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Helicopter logging operations underway in the Williams Lake area to minimize the spread of Douglas fir beetles on Crown land are being expanded to treat two additional areas over the winter.Douglas fir beetle populations are higher than normal in some parts of the Cariboo, but helicopter logging (used to selectively remove infested trees and protect other trees nearby) and related containment treatments have helped slow the spread of the beetles around Williams Lake.The forest pests normally att …

New learning opportunities reeling in young fishers

 January 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Young fishers are gearing up to learn from established industry personnel at the 2019 Young Fishermen’s Gathering.“It’s incredibly important to support the next generation as they enter or build on their career in seafood in B.C.,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture “I’m happy to see GrowBC helping to make such a positive learning experience more accessible.”As they set out to chart the waters, seeking new opportunities on the horizon, young fishers will have the opportunity to learn from …

New homes with support services for people experiencing homelessness

 January 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

In response to an urgent need, the Province is building more supportive housing for people in Kelowna experiencing or at risk of homelessness.“We know homelessness is a problem that has been ignored for too long in the region and around the province. We need to act now and build more homes for people who need them,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Projects like this not only get people out of the cold and into safe, secure housing, they also help people rebuild …

PSA_Elkford Emergency Department Temporary Service Change

 January 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Health, News /  No Comments

Date: 1/18/2019 Type of release: Public Service Announcement View Link to Original Source

British Columbians to benefit from more treatment options

 January 17, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

British Columbians living with certain chronic conditions, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and severe asthma, now have more treatment options available to them to better manage their condition.Seven limited coverage drugs are now available under the PharmaCare Special Authority program:glatiramer acetate (Glatect) and rituximab (Rituxan) for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis; rotigotine (Neupro) for the treatment of advanced stage Parkinson’s; mepolizumab …

Calgary Flames to retire Jarome Iginla’s jersey on March 2, 2019 – Kamloops Blazers

 January 17, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports /  No Comments

  It felt like a matter of when, not if, Jarome Iginla’s classic number 12 would be retired by the Calgary Flames. Thursday, the National Hockey League club set a date for it to take place as the former Western Hockey League star will see his jersey raised to the rafters of the Scotiabank Saddledome Saturday, March 2, 2019 in a ceremony prior to their game versus the Minnesota Wild. Iginla announced his retirement last July after appearing in 1,554 NHL regular season games, collecting 1300 point …

Forest policy reforms to rebuild coastal forest sector

 January 17, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

To create and support good jobs in British Columbia’s coastal forest sector, government is making policy changes to increase the processing of B.C. logs on the coast and to reduce wood waste by redirecting it to B.C.’s pulp and paper mills.The changes, as part of the Coast Forest Sector Revitalization Initiative, were announced by Premier John Horgan at the annual Truck Loggers Association (TLA) convention. Government is taking steps to reverse a systemic decline that has taken place in the coas …

Awards celebrate environmental impact of graduate research

 January 17, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Three TRU graduate students whose research will have immediate and important impact on our natural environments have been awarded Environmental Science and Natural Resource Science Fellowships. The fellowships, valued at $7,500 each, were awarded to Master of Science in Environmental Science students Dana Eye, Claudie Pageau, and Garret O’Connell. The trio were selected as a result of their commitment to research, and potential for future contributions to their respective fields. Eye, who is stu …

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