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Morning Press: Boy, 10, killed in crash; PeaceHealth layoffs; senior living woes

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In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week:

Boy, 10, on bicycle killed in crash in east Vancouver

A 10-year-old boy was killed Tuesday morning after being struck on his bicycle by a pickup in east Vancouver.

Law enforcement and firefighters responded around 8:30 a.m. to the crash at Northeast 167th Avenue and Ninth Street.

Battle Ground dentist charged with unprofessional conduct tied to patient death

The Washington State Department of Health’s Dental Quality Assurance Commission has charged a Clark County dentist with unprofessional conduct tied to the death of a patient in January 2018.

A statement of charges alleges that Ellis Burke Jardine, a prosthodontist who owns and operates Excel Dental in Battle Ground, didn’t report to the dental commission that a patient had suffered cardiac arrest, was admitted to a hospital and later died.

Marcell’s Pie House in Vancouver temporarily goes dark for restructuring

Marcell’s Pie House has abruptly closed for what the owner refers to as a restructuring.

The restaurant and coffee shop opened about nine months ago at 3100 Columbia St., in Vancouver’s Carter Park neighborhood. It is normally open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., except on Mondays. On Tuesday morning, however, customers arrived to find the doors locked and the blinds drawn, with most of the lights switched off and no people visible inside — although pies and pastries were seen in the front display counters.

PeaceHealth lays off another 50 employees

PeaceHealth has announced a round of support staff layoffs. It’s the second round of layoffs that the Washington-based health care company has announced in the past three months.

Approximately 50 positions have been eliminated and approximately 15 new positions created across multiple PeaceHealth locations, the company wrote in a statement.

Vancouver low on list of best cities for senior living

Is Vancouver a good place for older adults to live? According to caring.com, it’s not.

The website, which contains information about housing and support services for seniors, ranked Vancouver 258th out of 302 cities across the U.S.

Caring.com graded cities using 70 different metric across six categories: health care, senior housing, community involvement, transportation, quality of life and affordability.


Source: https://www.columbian.com

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