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Gangwon Province to Offer Meditation Programs for Firefighters

Gangwon Province to Offer Meditation Programs for Firefighters

CHUNCHEON, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Gangwon Province will offer programs of appreciation for firefighters who fought the catastrophic fire on the East Coast in April. Gangwon Agricultural Research and Extension Services (GWARES) will invite 7,000 firefighters across the country who fought the East Coast fire and 140 agricultural experts who helped out at damaged [...]

Gangwon Film Tour Program Boosts Access to Cinema

Gangwon Film Tour Program Boosts Access to Cinema

CHUNCHEON, Mar. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — On Sunday, the Gangwon Film Commission (GFC) announced that it will recruit participants for an upcoming film tour. The so-called ‘Visiting Film Tour’ is an event that offers various cultural experiences, including watching classic films and a movie talk program in areas where movie viewing facilities are unavailable. In [...]

Elementary Schools in Gangwon Province Hold Unique Entrance Ceremonies as Student Numbers Dwindle

Elementary Schools in Gangwon Province Hold Unique Entrance Ceremonies as Student Numbers Dwindle

CHUNCHEON, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — With the start to the school year just around the corner, elementary schools in Gangwon Province plan to hold unique entrance ceremonies. At Sodal Elementary School in Samcheok, an entrance ceremony will be held for a single student. Teachers, seniors and local residents will decorate a tree with various [...]

Expansion of Hospital Ward Without Guardians in Gangwon Province

Expansion of Hospital Ward Without Guardians in Gangwon Province

CHUNCHEON, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Gangwon Province’s ‘Hospital Ward without Guardian’ initiative is gaining a positive response from residents. The system was aimed at reducing the economic burden on the underprivileged. The province has been providing the service as a pilot project from August 2013, and had offered 6,422 patients 24-hour care for an [...]

22 People Saved by Gangwon Search and Rescue Dogs Over 4 Years

22 People Saved by Gangwon Search and Rescue Dogs Over 4 Years

CHUNCHEON, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — In July, a man in his 70s was reported missing on a small mountain in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province. Rescue workers were mobilized to help find the missing man, but the rugged terrain made the operation difficult. Gangwon Province’s fire department then deployed John, a 7-year-old search and rescue dog, [...]