E-Course To Prevent Hearing Loss At Workplace

 May 28, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

A Canadian institute has developed a unique e-course to prevent hearing loss at workplace. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), which is based at Hamilton near here, is offering the e-course to help reduce or eliminate noise exposure in the workplace and thus prevent hearing loss. In a statement, the centre says its one-hour e-course – Preventing Hearing Loss from Workplace Noise – teaches how noise can damage hearing, what noise levels are hazardous, how to develop he …


Update on Foreign Toothpaste Containing Diethylene Glycol (DEG)

 May 28, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – May 28, 2008) – Further to information provided in June and July 2007 (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2007/index_e.html), Health Canada is reminding consumers not to use foreign toothpastes that have been found to contain diethylene glycol (DEG). In addition, Health Canada is reminding Canadian retailers and consumers not to sell or purchase any unauthorized toothpaste products. Consumers are also reminded that fluoride-containing toothpastes …


Health Canada Reminds Canadians to Put Safety Ahead of Savings During Garage Sale Season

 May 28, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–( May 28, 2008) – With garage sale season upon us, Health Canada is reminding consumers to put safety ahead of savings, and exercise caution when buying second-hand items at garage sales, flea markets, on-line sites, and second-hand stores. In Canada, it is the responsibility of the seller to ensure that the products they sell meet current Canadian safety guidelines. The buyer must decide if the savings on second-hand goods are worth the potential risk of buying an item that cou …


Rubels Return As Billet Coordinators

 May 27, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, BC – Kamloops Blazers Vice President and General Manager Craig Bonner announced today the return of Doris and Kerry Rubel as the club’s Billet Coordinators.  "We are very excited to have them back looking after our billeting," says Bonner. "They had been a big part of our success over almost 30 years with the Blazers and Junior Oilers and before that as well, so it means a lot to have them back with the organization."  Doris Rubel has been recognized …


Province Invests In Drug Education Program

 May 27, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VICTORIA – Additional school students will learn more about the dangers of crystal meth use thanks to a $50,000 grant to the Crystal Meth Society of British Columbia, Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong announced today. “This government is dedicated to preventing drug use among our students,” said Chong. “That’s why we are proud to partner with the Crystal Meth Society of British Columbia in this project.”  The money will be used to expand the Crystal Meth Show school program, which travels t …


Province To Double Training Seats For Physiotherapists

 May 27, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VANCOUVER – The number of physiotherapists educated in British Columbia will double as a result of new provincial funding for the University of British Columbia’s physical therapy training program, Advanced Education Minister Murray Coell announced today.             “With our province’s population both growing and aging, this government is focusing on expanding post-secondary programs to educate the health-care experts our province needs to …


BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation Declares June “Child Passenger Safety Month” in Preparation for New Government Regulations

 May 26, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Burnaby, BC) – Starting July 1, 2008, new child passenger safety regulations will take effect. All drivers will be responsible for transporting all children in age and weight-appropriate child car seats until their 9th birthday.     With the new regulations taking effect in just over a month, the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation is stepping up its child passenger safety awareness campaign and declaring this June “Child Passenger Safety Month.”     “We want to help parents and c …


Super Fan Wins World's First Olympic Figure Skating Tickets!

 May 26, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

 British Columbia Lottery Corporation will announce the first winner of the SportsFunder Gold Medal Figure Skating ticket. The winner, an Aldergrove woman, becomes the very first person in the world to secure tickets to a gold medal figure skating event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.What: Media are invited to interview the first winner of tickets to a gold medal figure skating event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.When: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27, 2008Where: Burna …


Kamloops Communities In Bloom

 May 26, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The Kamloops Communities in Bloom Committee, Kamloops City Council, the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association (KCBIA), and the North Shore Business Improvement Association (NSBIA) have partnered together and are delighted to announce another year of its “bloomin’ friendly” competition to help beautify this city: The 2008 Planter Pots Competition.     For this annual competition, where Mayor and Council members compete for the most creatively planted pots, business owners ar …


Be Safe Around Rivers And Streams Again This Weekend

 May 23, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VICTORIA – Environment Minister Barry Penner is reminding people that many of the high streamflow advisories, flood watches and flood warnings issued by the Ministry of Environment over the past week remain in place today. If you are planning to be on or near a river this weekend, the Ministry of Environment advises caution because water levels and velocities are high, water temperatures are cold and rivers may contain debris. In addition, banks around rivers, creeks and streams can erode, causi …



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