Fears that the Fraser Health Authority (FHA) would never let Chilliwack turn off its emergency chlorination system in the wake of a recent low-level E. coli test have been confirmed.
Remember when the City of Chilliwack's drinking water was unchlori-nated? We do.
The Fraser Health Authority humoured us with a meeting last week, and Dr. Paul Van Buynder was on hand to provide information and answer questions about the chlorination of the water in Chilliwack.
I know it is a short time into this water situation but I already am experiencing the effects of the chlorine. My shower stinks and my drinking water tastes and smells bad. So here we go.
The tests may be clear but chlorine continues to be added to Chilliwack's drinking water system "until further notice."
Less than 24 hours after hundreds of residents piled into Chilliwack Alliance Church to give Fraser Health Authority (FHA) bureaucrats a piece of their mind about a chlorination edict, E. coli was detected in the main water system.
The Fraser Health Authority's (FHA) chief medical health officer should expect a large, passionate group at the public meeting to discuss water chlorination Tuesday evening.
Chilliwack residents will have a chance to give the Fraser Health Authority (FHA) a piece of their mind about drinking water chlorination at a meeting scheduled for next week.
Opposition from Chilliwack residents to treatment of the city's drinking water system is ramping up despite the fact that the Fraser Health Authority (FHA) says chlorination is inevitable.
With flu season well underway, two Surrey schools have already been hit hard by the bug with both having classrooms with almost half of students staying home as a result.
The Fraser Health Authority took an extra step in an attempt to reduce the spread of influenza this week by declaring the virus a health hazard.
AFTER a few quiet years, influenza is rampant this season, with a significant spike in hospitalizations and deaths associated with influenza in some parts of the province.
Influenza is hammering the Lower Mainland, including some Langley health facilities, as one of the worst flu seasons in years has caused outbreaks at a number of health care facilities.
Fraser Health has issued an alert declaring this season's flu a health hazard, with an outbreak of the virus and flu-related fatalities the highest in years.
It's been one year since Ann Meraw won the YWCA Women of Distinction, for the health, wellness, and active living category. Now it is time to nominate new candidates. Individual nominees must live and work, and businesses and organizations must operate within the Metro Vancouver region. Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 8 at noon. The online nomination form and information can be obtained at: ywcawomenofdistinction.org or by calling 604-895-5768.
As flu season gets underway, Fraser Health's chief medical health officer is reminding residents the flu shot is provided free of charge to those at highest risk of severe flu illness, as well as those who are close contacts or caregivers.
Everyone knows seniors are particularly vulnerable to the flu, but every year otherwise healthy children also become seriously ill or even die because they didn't get a flu shot.
Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman and some members of council have made it clear they aren't interested in changing the city's anti-harm reduction bylaws unless Fraser Health provides more detox services to the community.
The Fraser Health Authority is again urging people in this area to get a whooping cough vaccine, as more cases of the highly infectious illness continue to crop up.