Killam News

Mobile Mammogram in Killam

2015-06-24 10:16:12

The AHS Screen Test Mobile Breast Cancer Screening Clinic will be at the Killam Health Centre next week from June 29 – July 6. There are still lots of mammogram appointments available, and clients can call 1-800-667-0604 (toll free) to book an appointment.

Here’s a bit more info about the clinic:

Why mammograms are important: Breast cancer will affect 1 out of every 8 Albertan women in her lifetime. The majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer (over 80%) will be between 50-74 years old. Screening mammograms can help find breast cancer 2-3 years before it can be felt, when treatment options are better. Early diagnosis is one of the reasons that most women are now surviving breast cancer, and why it’s so important for women 50 and over to have regular mammograms. For more information on breast cancer screening, visit www.screeningforlife.ca/breastcancer.

What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

Where: Killam Health Centre

5203 49 Ave

When: June 29 – July 6, 2015

How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

Cost: None

Who is eligible: Women 50 to 74 are recommended to be screened every 2 years, and do not need a referral. Women 40-49 can also be screened with a referral for their first mammogram.

 

We look forward to working with you to encourage breast cancer screening in your community!

Thank you,

Harmony

Harmony McRae, BScN, MSc

Community Coordinator - Screen Test

Tent Caterpillors are Here!

2015-06-02 08:33:27

Some Killam Residents have discovered these fuzzy visitors in their trees! The Forest Tent Caterpillar is common in our area, but sometimes they appear in greater numbers than what we normally see.  These caterpillars are active during April - June, when they start eating their way through some of our common trees.  In our area, they can be found on aspen and poplar, but will also eat leaves on apple, cherry, white ash, birch, mountain ash, maple, oak, elm and willow.  Forest Tent Caterpillar infrestations can cause branch diebacks and growth reduction over the coarse of the growing season. Typically, one season of infestation does not kill a tree under normal conditions. However, if the tree is unhealthy and stressed already, a caterpillar infestation may be fatal.

Once caterpillars are spotted, they can be treated in a number of ways.

 

 

 

5K Walk/Run

2015-06-01 09:31:22

Come out and help raise funds for the Killam Health Centre!  Registration is $25 per person, and pledge sheets are available at the front desk at the Killam Health Care Centre. Contact one of the Board members for more information:  Kimberley Bonnett, Laurie Leslie, Sharleen Chevraux or Sharon Moser.

Funds are being raised for the purchase of two new palliative care beds for the Killam Health Centre.

If you are not able to participate, donations will be accepted at the Fron Dest of the Killam Health Centre!

Try-It or Sprint Triathlon

2015-05-26 14:22:41

If you're a beginner and  wanted to give the Try-It Triathlon a try - you have the opportunity to do it on Saturday, May 30!  Join the Sprint Triathlon for a more advanced participant!  For either event, please call Char (780) 385-3977 or Marta (780) 384-3504.  You can also check out the details on the website, under the "Recreation" tab!

Memorial Tree Program

2015-05-26 14:22:17

The Town of Killam is very excited to announce our new Memorial Tree Program! Starting immediately, the Town is taking requests for memorial trees.

If you have a loved one you would like to remember by having a tree planted in their memory, please see below for how our program will work:

  1. Town of Killam Public Works will plant the trees along the walking trail at least 25 feet apart.
  1. The Town has a list of approved species available to choose from based on our weather and soil conditions.
  1. The cost of the purchase of the tree and the donor/memorial plaque will be at the donor’s expense - price ranges will be communicated   in advance and trees must be paid for up front.

             Click to view trees and cost options for 2015:     

                                                                                                

  1. Town of Killam PW will order trees from the nursery and pick them up and bring them back to town for planting.
  1. The Town reserves the right to limit the number of memorial trees planted on municipal lands.
  1. Memorial Trees will be maintained (including watering) by the Town staff, to ensure that they are properly maintained during the period of establishment.
  1. The Town does not guarantee the tree against acts of vandalism, damage or failure as a result of environmental stresses or conditions which may impact negatively on the health of a memorial tree.
  1. The Town will not be responsible for the cost to replace the tree should the tree not survive.

For more information or to order a tree, please contact the Town Office at (780) 385-3977.

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