• Health care society to be established

    A newly established community group aims to lobby for more health services in Merritt after a stakeholder meeting held back in June identified a list of priorities from the public. At a follow-up meeting held last Thursday...

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  • Complimentary consultations offered by local kinesiologist

      Katrina Bennett knows people in the Nicola Valley are hurting. The owner of Nicola Valley Kinesiology said whether it’s their pocketbooks, or their lower backs, Merrittonians are feeling the pinch. Which is why Bennett will be...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Merritt back to seven doctors with arrival of new family physician

    The newest addition at The Medical Clinic brings Merritt’s complement of doctors back up to seven — the number the town had before two longtime family physicians retired in 2016. Dr. Patrick Goetz is accepting patients as...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • O’Fee out as Interior Health board chair

    By: Chirstopher Foulds (Kamloops This Week) John O’Fee says he has no hard feelings after being replaced as chair of the Interior Health board. The new NDP government removed O’Fee as chair on Friday, replacing him with...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Changes coming to parking, access at Nicola Valley Hospital as construction set to begin

    Starting next Wednesday (Aug. 30) there will be temporary changes to accessing the Nicola Valley Hospital as the planned expansion of the building’s emergency room gets underway. The expansion has been in the works for a couple...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Nicola Valley Hospital project costs increase; expansion to begin this summer

      Expanding the Nicola Valley Hospital’s emergency room will begin this summer, but with a higher than anticipated cost now that the Interior Health Authority (IHA) has hired a contractor. True Construction Ltd. has been named the...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • B.C. WILDFIRE: Smoky skies back in Merritt

      Merrittonians started the work week with a not-so-healthy dose of smoke blanketing the Nicola Valley, as crews continue to battle more than 100 wildfires across the province. A smoky skies advisory was issued for a number...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Stem-cell treatment arrives in Kamloops

    By: Jessica Wallace (Kamloops This Week) Gail Walsh didn’t want to spend the rest of her days waiting. The 72-year-old retired Peachland woman said she needed surgical procedures on both knees, hip, neck and back, but didn’t...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • RANDALL-YOUNG: Just don’t get it  

    Is there someone in your life who drives you crazy because they “just don’t get it?” Perhaps it is a partner, parent, child, friend or co-worker. They simply are not on the same wavelength, and no matter...

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  • $150,000 to find better ways to move patients

    By: Dale Bass (Kamloops This Week) When a patient not quite ready to go home has to be moved out of Kelowna General Hospital, there are two options — the hospitals in Vernon and Penticton. In Kamloops,...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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