Thank you Cumberland

DSC00094 (Small)I would like to thank my patients, and the people of Cumberland, for your patronage through nearly 8 years. It has been a pleasure being part of the community and seeing the growth and changes around town.

As of April 30th, I will be working full time in our Courtenay office, and would like to invite you to come see myself and Dr. Ernie von Schilling, at 102‐307 5th Street, on the lower level by Linda’s Leather and Lavish Salon.

We have some exciting things in store and additional services to offer you at our larger Downtown Chiropractic office space.

Dr. Colin Wilson
Downtown Chiropractic
102-307 5th St
Courtenay, BC V9N 1J9

250-898-8683

Harper announces $30 million for spinal cord injuries network

Last Updated: Friday, February 2, 2007 | 12:48 PM ET

CBC News

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Friday his government will contribute $30 million over five years to a national network that will focus on spinal cord injury research and rehabilitation.

Harper made the announcement at the Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, where he was joined by spinal cord research advocate Rick Hansen.

Most of the government’s funding will go to the Hansen Foundation’s Spinal Cord Injury Translational Research Network — a group of Canadian researchers who help accelerate practical applications of research discoveries regarding spinal injuries.

“As the ultimate goal is to see people walking again, the majority of the funds I’m announcing today will be used to explore ways to reduce permanent paralysis,” Harper said.

Harper said more support will also go to those currently living with spinal cord injuries to help them with issues like mobility and independence.

He said that the new initiative will benefit all Canadians, not just those living in large centres.

Hansen, who was paralyzed from the waist down at the age of 15 following a car crash, is best known for his Man in Motion fundraising world tour. The trek spanned more than 40,000 kilometres, raising millions of dollars for those with spinal cord injuries.

In making the announcement, Harper was joined by Health Minister Tony Clement, and his parliamentary secretary Steven Fletcher.

Fletcher, the first quadriplegic to be elected to the House of Commons, was paralyzed after hitting a moose in a 1996 car accident.

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