• 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...

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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...

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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 2 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...

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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...

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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,...

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  • Investigation into death of retired doctor in RIH ER finds staff followed all protocols

    By: Dale Bass (Kamloops This Week) An internal investigation of the circumstances that saw retired doctor Rajindar Joneja die in the emergency department waiting room at Royal Inland Hospital last month found all protocols were followed. However,...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Cardiac clinic coming to Royal Inland Hospital

    By: Dale Bass (Kamloops This Week) A new clinic designed to serve people with cardiac issues will open later this year in Royal Inland Hospital. Heather Cook, executive director for acute services for the western area of...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Death of retired doctor in ER spurs calls for cardiac clinic at RIH in Kamloops

    By: Dale Bass (Kamloops This Week) Janice Joneja was holding husband Rajindar when he died. She had taken her husband, a retired neurologist and psychiatrist, to the emergency room at Royal Inland Hospital on March 12. He was...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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