Category: Health

“The Eternal Problem of Evil – Jung’s ‘Answer to Job’ Revisited” by Dr. Corrinne Allyson

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Room 203, Tyee Building at NIC The CV Jung Society presents “The Eternal Problem of Evil – Jung’s ‘Answer to Job’ Revisited” by Dr. Corrinne Allyson. The lecture is $20 for the public, and $15 for members. Dr. Allyson will use material from Jung’s great work “Answer to Job” and personal clinical work with a survivor of evil, to explore the eternal question, “How do we confront evil, and how do we engage with it?” The Comox Valley Jung Society will present a lecture “The Eternal Problem of Evil – Jung’s...

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NIC Students Host “Food For Thought” for National ACP Day – April 16

We all know that none of us is immortal. Why, then, are so many of us reluctant to talk about the inevitable? Nursing students at North Island College helped get the conversations started this year for April 16th, National Advance Care Planning Day, by hosting “Food For Thought” for their classmates and instructors. The innovative approach offered a chance for intergenerational participants to consider thought provoking questions with others about the care they would want if they were ever unable to speak for themselves. And, doing this over food in a casual setting was the perfect way to decrease...

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Comox Valley Hospice Society’s Ultimate Fifty/50 Raffle Kicks Off!

For more information visit www.UltimateFifty/50.com Tickets will also be available at upcoming events including this weekend at the Spring 2017 Home Expo and Canadian Tire, Courtenay on April 22 and 23. The Comox Valley Hospice Society is asking you to make our community a better place to live and a more compassionate place to die. You can be the lucky winner of up to $25,000 cash just by purchasing a $10 ticket giving you a 1 in 5,000 chance of winning! All the while, you will be supporting hospice care for people right here at home. Ken Long, last...

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Public Health Care: Solutions for Change – WED. MARCH 15

On May 9, British Columbians head to the polls to elect a government that reflects their values. Now is the time, with the election approaching, to make local candidates and their political parties aware of the issues that matter to you, their constituents. The Comox Valley Council of Canadians invites you to an informative Town Hall on Wednesday, March 15, 7pm, at the Evergreen Seniors Lounge, where a panel of guest speakers will discuss health care issues and changes that could improve our system. Topics will range from the highly criticized MSP premium being paid by British Columbians to...

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Wood smoke increases heart attack risk in BC seniors

A new health study of three communities in British Columbia found that rising concentrations of fine particulate air pollution caused by wood burning can significantly increase the risk of heart attacks in people 65 and older. During the cold season, when pollution from wood stoves is at its highest, the risk of heart attacks among subjects of 65 years and older increased by 19%. The Health Canada funded study looked at air quality measurements and data from hospital admissions in Courtenay/Comox, Prince George and Kamloops. In the winter heating months, Courtenay/Comox had the highest level of fine particulates and...

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Boil Water Notice lifted for users of the Comox Valley water system

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and Island Health have lifted the boil water notice for all users of the Comox Valley water system, effective immediately. Following daily sampling and regular monitoring of the system since the notice was put in place on Saturday, February 18, 2017, the CVRD and Island Health have confirmed that water quality in the system is now safely within provincial drinking water guidelines. The water that supplies the Comox Valley water system originates in Comox Lake and is taken from the Puntledge River and delivered to approximately 45,000 residents. Those areas affected by the boil water notice were the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, and the Comox Valley, Arden, Marsden/Camco, Greaves Crescent, and England Road water local service areas. The CVRD recommends that Comox Valley water system users run all cold-water faucets and drinking fountains for one minute before consuming the water after a boil water notice has been lifted. For more information about what to do after a boil water notice has been lifted visit: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/boil and www.viha.ca/mho/water/boil_water. To register for text message or voice mail notifications about future boil water notices and other emergency notifications visit: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/getnotified. Remember to choose both the community in which you live and the Comox Valley Water Supply System (boil water) notification lists. No access to a computer? You can also register by calling 250-334-6057....

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Boil Water Notice for all users of the Comox Valley water system

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), in conjunction with Island Health, has issued a boil water notice effective immediately. Due to the intense rainfall experienced last week, turbidity levels have risen in both Comox Lake and the Puntledge River. High turbidity can interfere with the chlorination process used to disinfect the drinking water for the 45,000 residents served by the Comox Valley water system. All users of the Comox Valley water system are instructed to boil their drinking water for one minute at a rolling boil. Those areas affected by this boil water notice are the City of Courtenay,...

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MP Rachel Blaney takes on critic role for seniors issues

Effective immediately North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney assumes responsibility for seniors’ issues as the NDP’s new Seniors’ Critic. Ms. Blaney will continue in her role as Deputy Critic for Infrastructure and Communities and adds the important new portfolio for seniors to her parliamentary and national work. Talking about her new role, Ms. Blaney said, “I’m very glad to take on this responsibility, working on seniors’ issues, not just in my part of British Columbia but across Canada. We face many challenges as a country and none of them is more important than ensuring that every one of our...

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$1,000 in rebates for replacing wood stoves

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) wood stove exchange program is continuing for 2017 with rebates being offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Available rebates include $250 for the purchase of new wood stoves, pellet stoves, energy efficient gas stoves or fireplaces. Five $1,000 rebates are available for those residents who upgrade their wood stoves to an electric air-source heat pump. Compared to old, inefficient stoves, new wood stoves burn one-third less wood, reduce the risk of chimney fires and reduce smoke emissions, including particulate matter, by up to 90 per cent. Electric air-source heat pumps completely eliminate local particulate matter emissions, and cost about the same to operate as a new wood stove (where the wood is purchased for $200 per cord). The rebates are available to registered owners of legal dwelling units throughout the Comox Valley who use wood for their primary heat source and who replace their old non-CSA/EPA certified wood stove for a new qualifying appliance. Two ways to apply for a wood stove rebate: The CVRD has partnered with Bennett Sheet Metal and Heating, Comox Fireplace and Patio, and Rainforest Outdoor Living. These local heating appliance retailers will confirm your eligibility, provide a tracking number for your application, complete the installation, remove and decommission your old stove, and help complete your rebate application. Residents who want to purchase their new appliance from another retailer,...

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Boil Water Notice lifted

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and Island Health have lifted the boil water notice for all users of the Comox Valley water system, effective immediately. Following daily sampling and regular monitoring of the system since the notice was put in place on January 20, 2017, the CVRD and Island Health have confirmed that water quality in the system is now safely within provincial drinking water guidelines. The water that supplies the Comox Valley water system originates in Comox Lake and is taken from the Puntledge River and delivered to approximately 45,000 residents. Those areas affected by the boil...

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