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Help for the harvest

Farm work is essential to our food supply. Every year, hundreds of temporary agriculture workers from across the country travel to B.C. to help with harvest. This year was no different, with the big exception of COVID-19. Municipalities and regional districts in our region worked closely with the provincial government, Interior Health and many other…

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Health for your heart

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death on the planet. Smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and air pollution can increase your risk for CVD. But did you know at least 80 per cent of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke can be avoided? In B.C., we know that 1 in…

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Community planning with health in mind

Have you ever thought what would improve the quality of life for people living in your community? What would make your community a better place to live? What matters most to you? Sharing your ideas, visions, and views during an Official Community Plan (OCP) process is a perfect opportunity to engage in local government planning…

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Play safe this summer: bike safety tips

Cycling is an accessible, safe and healthy method of transportation and recreation. It is also an activity that can decrease your risk of chronic illnesses. Jenny Green, a team leader with Healthy Communities cautions there are risks to cycling. "Keeping cyclists safe starts with a safe environment. Reduce your speed while driving. In any situation…

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Play safe this summer: drowning prevention

Summer is in full swing and many people in B.C. are enjoying lakes, rivers and swimming pools. Water sports are a great way to stay active and have fun. “Water activities like swimming and boating can be a lot of fun and a great way to cool down, but drowning is a danger we all…

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Food security and your health

I’m already planning what I want to cook for the December holidays. I’m thinking of a dinner that’s a little less traditional this year and I'm looking at  lemon risotto and stuffed squash recipes. I get excited about the holidays every year. For some reason cooking for celebrations is a completely different experience for me…

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