• Merritt athletes take on Crossfit Open

      It’s been a gruelling five weeks for members of the Persistence Personal Training group. About 20 members of the gym have been taking part in the Crossfit Open — an international competition in which participants are...

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  • BENNETT: How can resistance training improve your life?

      Would a drug-free way to boost your metabolism, increase your strength and endurance, improve your mood, memory and energy level, strengthen your bones interest you? Resistance training is an excellent way to do this.  The Canadian...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • B.C. funds more overdose prevention in Indigenous communities

    Judy Darcy announces $20 million for opioid intervention, treatment. The B.C. government is providing $20 million over the next three years to address the unique needs of Indigenous communities dealing with drug addiction. Mental Health and Addictions...

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  • Interior Health issues overdose alert following nine suspected OD deaths this week

      UPDATE: Interior Health has confirmed an additional two more suspected overdose deaths took place in the Interior between Jan. 23 and 26. That brings the total up to nine over the last week. The story has...

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  • New provincial health officer takes over in B.C.

    Dr. Bonnie Henry replaces retiring Dr. Perry Kendall to head public health efforts. Having battled ebola virus out of Africa and polio in Pakistan, Dr. Bonnie Henry has been named B.C.’s new provincial health officer. Henry moves...

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  • Hospitals, care homes in B.C. Interior struggle with influenza

    Call your doctor or 8-1-1 for nurse advice before going to emergency. B.C. health care facilities are struggling with peak influenza season, with outbreaks at residential care homes across the province and an influx of emergency room...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • DYER: Only the poor die screaming

    If you had a million dollars to spend (but not on yourself), where would it do the most good? Well, the cost to cover morphine or a morphine-equivalent pain relief treatment for all the sick children younger...

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  • BENNETT: How to create and keep your New Year’s resolution

      by Katrina Bennett Do you wish you were more fit and healthy? Have you set goals in the past that just didn’t work out? According to Stats Canada 62 per cent of men and 46 per cent...

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  • Flu vaccine effectiveness pegged at 50 to 70 per cent

      by Dale Bass Kamloops This Week This year’s flu vaccine was designed to protect against a strain of influenza that has been reported in the Interior. But that strain — A/H3N2 — is one that in...

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  • BENNETT: Six snow shovelling tips to prevent low back injury

      by Katrina Bennett According to a seventeen year study conducted by the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, the lower back was the most common musculoskeletal injury sustained when shoveling snow. We have a responsibility to keep...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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