The nursing shortage has hit Barriere.
The Interior Health Authority says due to unexpected limited staffing, the emergency department at the Barriere Health Centre is closed today.
“I think in rural B.C its really an issue. In urban centres, its not such a huge thing.”
Mayor Virginia Smith calls it a frustrating problem.
“When somebody falls ill at sort of the last minute its hard to find a replacement
The physician clinic at the health centre remains open today for scheduled physician appointments.