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Vancouver Island has the longest wait in B.C. for hips & knees

March 31, 2017

Less than half the patients needing hip-replacement, and less than a third waiting for knee-replacements get surgery within the recommended time period. According to numbers released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, only 45 per cent of patients got hip-replacement surgery and 29 per cent got knee-replacement surgery within the recommended 26-week period. In the province, 61 percent received hip-repacement surgery within the recommended 26-week period in 2016 and 47 per cent got knee-replacement in that same period.

That is much lower than the national average of 79 per cent for hip-replacement surgery and 73 per cent for knee-replacement surgery over the same period.  To see a full video on this report click the button.

ThrowBack Thursday Video

March 30, 2017

This week we present a unique video from 2011. 

It was produced by a Comox Valley resident who loves the bike ride to Gold River

 

 

 

 

 

 

Know of an interesting video we should feature on ThrowBack Thursday? Please email us a link.

Scammers Targeting Gold River With Revenue Canada Scam

March 29, 2017

There are 3 things you can count on in life, death, taxes and scammers trying to get at your hard earned money.  Crooks have been contacting local residents via phone or letter posing as Revenue Canada agents.  We have prepared a Consumer Update show to tell you all about it.  Click the play button and turn up your speakers.  We post a new Consumer Update show every week so check back often

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Classic Rock Bingo Returns To The Ridge This Friday

March 28, 2017

Most people are surprised the first time they play Classic Rock Bingo, most guys roll their eyes at the thought of playing bingo in a bar.  BUT, we give them a card anyway and in  a few short minutes there's a smile on their face and they're enjoying the game...big time!  What's not to like? We play great music, it's free to play and you get to win prizes.  

Here's how we play, you receive a bingo card with names of songs on the card, when you hear the song played, you mark it off, get a couple of lines and you win a prize, easy peezee.  If you don't recognize a song, no worries, just put up your hand and the host will tell you what it is.  Unlike Music Trivia where a few know it alls win every week, everyone has an equal chance at Classic Rock Bingo.  You don't have to be a music genius to play.  It's fun for the whole family too, many people have brought their kids for an evening out.

So, come on up this Friday and take in a few games, we guarantee you will have fun!  Games start at 7 p.m. precisely.

ICBC announces free windshield chip repairs for those with optional comprehensive insurance

March 27, 2017

This spring, motorists who buy optional comprehensive insurance from the Insurance Corp. of B.C. will be able to get windshield chips repaired for free.

“This is something customers have wanted — the ability to repair rock chips in their windshields,” ICBC president and CEO Mark Blucher said on Wednesday during a media event at a Kamloops body shop.

More than 2.5 million B.C. residents buy their optional comprehensive insurance from ICBC. Comprehensive insurance covers non-collision loss or damage to a vehicle from theft, vandalism, falling or flying objects, hitting an animal, weather, fire, earthquake or explosion.

After the initiative has been implemented in the spring, there will be no deductible to have a rock chip repaired and the repair will not affect a driver’s claim history or deductible amount going forward.

In 2016, the average cost to replace a windshield was $820. It costs about $70 to repair a rock chip. The new initiative is expected to save ICBC $8 million per year. Last year, windshield claims in B.C. cost ICBC about $90 million.

It’s expected the program will prevent about 8,000 windshields from going to the landfill each year.

Girl Guide Leaders Needed

March 27, 2017

Are you interested in providing great experiences for girls?  We need leaders to work with Sparks (K-1), Guides (Gr.4-6) and Pathfinders (Gr. 7-9) Guiding will provide training and opportunities to make a difference.  For more information call Ann Henkelman 285-7289 or stop by the library.

The Council Minutes From March 20th Meeting

March 25, 2017

Click on the pdf file to read the minutes from the last meeting.  We will post the minutes for every council meeting here on The Daily Gold.

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