Dec. 7 Community: cozy Christmas storytime in the library

....as of Dec. 1, all are asked to enter clinic with mask or vaccine; public input on rural education

Cozy Christmas storytime

On Dec. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Vanderhoof Public Library will be hosting Cozy Christmas Storytime for kids aged five and under.

 

Enter clinic with mask or vaccine

As of Dec. 1, people visiting provincial health-care facilities are asked to be vaccinated against the flu or to wear a mask while visiting to help protect those at-risk of influenza.

Provincial health-care facilities include hospitals, long-term care homes, public health units and outpatient clinics.

This year’s flu strain is particularly dangerous to seniors. Hospitalized patients and seniors in residential care and assisted living are more vulnerable to influenza than healthy adults. People infected with the flu are highly contagious and can spread the virus for 24 hours before they even realize they are sick.

 

Public input on rural education

The Province is seeking public input on rural education as part of a strategy to better understand the needs of students, parents, schools and communities in rural B.C.

Until Jan. 9, 2017, British Columbians can join in the online discussion to share stories on rural education and thoughts around community development at: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/ruraleducation

A draft discussion paper will then be developed and posted online for further public comment, followed by several regional meetings that will be hosted by Larson.

 

 

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