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The fight against the Campbell Liberals’ plans to close hospitals takes to Kimberley tonight, where local residents will be holding a candlelight vigil to protest the proposed closure of the Kimberley and District Hospital. A large turnout is expected at this HEU-organized community event. After gathering at the hospital for the candlelight vigil, the participants will walk to Centennial Hall for a community meeting to map out a fightback campaign to fight the closure.

There, local health care leaders, the mayor and Joy MacPhail, the leader of the opposition will address the assembly.

  • WHAT Candlelight vigil, community meeting
  • WHERE Meet at Kimberley and District Hospital, walk to Centennial Hall (down the hill)
  • TIME Vigil at 6:00 p.m.
    Community meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.
    JOY MacPHAIL, NDP Leader of the Opposition
    JIM OGILVIE, Mayor of Kimberley
    TAMI OAKLAND, Kimberley Hospital health care worker, Chair of the HEU Kimberley local


For Lower Mainland media call Dale Fuller, communications officer,
604-456-7036, to set up interviews with local contacts