On Thursday, January 26, Interior Health CEO Susan Brown and Board Chair Doug Cochrane were finally able to visit the Nicola Valley Hospital.
by Marius Auer | Feb 3, 2023
With the global COVID-19 pandemic dragging on, the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is expanding its program that monitors wastewater in several B.C. communities to test for the COVID-19 virus.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jan 24, 2023
On Thursday, January 12, BCEHS hosted an open house at the Merritt Ambulance Station. Local residents were invited to drop in for a tour at the station, see the ambulances, get a blood pressure reading, and learn more about the BCEHS career pathway.
by Marius Auer | Jan 23, 2023
The provincial government is looking to reassure British Columbians of their decision to apply for an exemption from Health Canada’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Act amid some public backlash.
by Marius Auer | Jan 18, 2023
Emmanuelle Dugas has always had a passion for helping others achieve their health and wellness goals, with the local entrepreneur and massage therapist making her return to downtown Merritt by opening The Point Holistic Healing.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jan 17, 2023
The Province of B.C. announced that it will cover assessment fees, which costs more than $3,700, to remove financial barriers for internationally educated nurses (IENs) who want to work in B.C.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jan 16, 2023
B.C. announced that effective Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, drug coverage for two medications will be expanded from limited coverage to regular benefit.
by Marius Auer | Jan 5, 2023
Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is asking those eligible to consider donating plasma or blood, as national inventories of the red stuff dwindle amongst treacherous winter conditions.
by Marius Auer | Dec 20, 2022
As emergency room closures and staff shortages plague hospitals throughout the province, including this week’s nine hour closure of the Nicola Valley Hospital’s ER, Interior Health is looking to recruit new staff and raise awareness of the cause behind the service disruptions.
by Marius Auer | Dec 13, 2022
As the winter season and its colder temperatures arrive, cold and flu season sneaks up right alongside it. Public health officials are encouraging families to get themselves vaccinated against influenza.
The Men’s support group, or Men’s Warrior Circle, is a program by Conayt that was started up in March of this year. Its aim is to provide a safe environment for men to discuss their life struggles and the challenges they face in finding their way back in society.
by Izaiah Reyes | Nov 1, 2022
Preliminary reporting from the BC Coroners Service shows in 2021, 93% of all accidental deaths among people experiencing homelessness were identified as being caused by the illicit drug supply.
by Marius Auer | Oct 31, 2022
The provincial Ministry of Health looks to address this crisis through its new health workforce strategy, in addition to an increase in incentives for family doctors starting practice in B.C.
by KTWDigital | Oct 24, 2022
Teck contributed $2.5 million toward Royal Inland Hospital’s new emergency room, which will feature antimicrobial copper surfaces and equipment to help protect patients and health-care workers
by Marius Auer | Sep 14, 2022
A new charity walk initiative came to Merritt this past weekend, raising both awareness and funds to support the fight against a type of cancer affecting 3,100 Canadian women each year.