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Newell: Ageing population creates opportunity

BC’s ageing population may be an opportunity and not a crisis according to one local politician.

Rural Nelson Regional Director Tom Newell notes BC’s over 65 population is expected to reach 24% by 2031.

But he says that benchmark has already been reached in Germany, Japan, and Denmark.

Newell was speaking following the recent Ageing In The Kootenays Conference.

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