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Kamloops MP questions retirement-home chain sale to Chinese firm

Cathy McLeod wants an answer from the government on why it approved a Chinese company’s purchase of a retirement-home chain — and if that...

B.C. in line for $10M from Ottawa to help with opioid crisis

British Columbia will receive $10 million from the federal government to help deal with the opioid crisis in the province. The money is in addition...

Kamloops tallies five OD deaths in January, coroner says

Five people died of an illicit drug overdose in Kamloops last month. Across the province, there were 116 deaths, a 36.5 per cent increase over...

City in line for another OD prevention site

A third overdose-prevention site is coming to Kamloops. In a report to Interior Health Authority’s board of directors, a report on overdoses and deaths notes...

Auto lotto to support pediatrics at RIH

Rob Zimmer is hosting a luxury ‘auto lotto’ in hopes of tripling his $50,000 pledge to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation. Four-thousand tickets will be...

Nurses’ union warns of dangerous conditions at Royal Inland Hospital

Nurses at Royal Inland Hospital are working in dangerous conditions, said Gayle Duteil, president of the B.C. Nurses Union (BCNU). On Jan. 31, she said,...

Province greenlights $417-million tower at Royal Inland Hospital; largest-ever construction project in Kamloops

Calling it a huge day for him personally, Health Minister Terry Lake announced on Monday that the much-anticipated patient-care tower at Royal Inland Hospital has...

IHA offers tour as North Shore clinic prepares to open

The Interior Health Authority (IHA) wants to see its new primary-care clinic model used in other areas — but first, “we’re looking and learning,”...

Clinic on North Shore of Kamloops set to open on Monday

Politicians will gather on the North Shore today to celebrate the pending opening of the first phase of new medical clinics. MLAs Terry Lake and...

Summit elementary water sample yields higher lead level, but there is little cause for...

Test results are expected next week on a water sample at Summit elementary that showed an elevated amount of lead. Michelle Marginet, manager of health...

Raging flu leads to some surgeries being cancelled in Kamloops

The prevalence of flu in the region has pushed Royal Inland Hospital staff to capacity, leading to some surgeries being cancelled this week. The Interior...

IHA doesn’t foresee drug-use sites in Kamloops becoming gathering places for addicts

The Interior Health Authority doesn’t believe its roving supervised drug-use clinics will become gathering places for addicts, according to an administrator working to bring...

Business association leery of proposed supervised drug-use site

The head of Kamloops North Shore Business Improvement Association said the Interior Health Authority has proposed parking its supervised drug-use clinic next to the...

Lake, McLeod call on Ottawa to do more on overdose crisis

Cathy McLeod looks back in time as she explains why she wants the federal government to take stronger action on the opioid crisis in...

Palliative-care rooms coming to Overlander facility in Kamloops

The two Kamloops MLAs spoke on Friday about a subject that is close to them as they announced funding for a quartet of palliative-care...

December a record month for OD deaths in B.C.; Kamloops had 40 such deaths...

Despite Victoria spending about $65 million to fight the overdose epidemic, December set a new monthly record in B.C., with 142 deaths recorded, eight...

Getting ready for the 2017/2018 influenza

This month, the Interior Health Authority has to place its order for the flu vaccine that will be used next fall and winter. It’s always...

IHA moving forward with mobile supervised drug-use sites

The Interior Health Authority is moving forward with its application for mobile supervised drug-use services in Kamloops and Kelowna. The authority announced Friday it will...

‘Incredible benefit’ to overdose-prevention sites, ASK Wellness says

There’s been an “incredible benefit” to last month’s creation of overdose-prevention sites in Kamloops, said Bob Hughes, something that goes beyond ensuring drug users...

Plan for safe-consumption sites set to take next step this month

Safe-consumption drug sites will move a step closer to creation in Kamloops this month as agencies and other organizations prepare to meet with Interior...