July 20, 2017

Richmond father wants schools, public health officials, to immediately notify parents about serious infections in classmates

A young boy in Richmond has endured 18 operations after contracting flesh-eating disease from a classmate. His father wants public health officials to notify parents immediately when potentially deadly infections have been diagnosed in classrooms.

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July 20, 2017

Letter #1 – Silverstone not a solution and Letter #2 – Doctor ignores angst

Members of the public express their opposition to the VCH-Trellis deal.

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Sechelt’s loss, Gibsons’ gain?

Trellis’ development project for a long-term care facility in Sechelt has stalled, and the town of Gibsons has offered to sell Trellis a property. The writer argues that the move means that Sechelt will lose and Gibsons will gain tax revenue, jobs, economic spin-offs, and social benefits.

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Trellis abandoning Sechelt for new location in Gibsons

After expressing frustration with the way its development application has been handled by the District of Sechelt, Trellis Seniors Services has struck a deal to buy land for a new long-term care facility from the Town of Gibsons. VCH awarded Trellis a contract to build a facility in 2016.

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July 16, 2017

Vancouver activists remember Tracey Morrison as a woman who refused to accept the status quo

The Downtown Eastside is in mourning after Tracey Morrison passed away on July 15. For more than a decade, housing and drug-policy activist Tracey Morrison fought for equality and improved rights for low-income people living in the Downtown Eastside.

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July 18, 2017

A $5 Billion Mess: BC’s School Maintenance Bills Pile Up

BC schools have $5 billion worth of deferred maintenance issues. In one case, parents at Henry Hudson elementary school in Vancouver complained for eight years about the school’s unsanitary bathrooms. An order from VCH prompted the school district to repair the bathrooms.

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July 18, 2017

Avoid trampoline tragedy

Article cites VCH’s new release on trampoline safety for kids, and gives tips to parents on how to prevent injuries on trampolines.

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July 19, 2017

NDP for long-term ruling the first stable public opinion

The NDP party forms a new government in BC. Seismic capabilities of Richmond Hospital are questioned.

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July 18, 2017

Review of former B.C. radiologist s work expanded in N.W.T.

The Northwest Territories has expanded a quality assurance review of Dr. Claude Vezina, a former Yellowknife hospital radiologist whose past work in B.C. is the subject of investigation by medical regulators.

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July 19, 2017

B.C. overdose warning system aims to alert users about potentially deadly drugs

VCH’s pilot project RADAR aims to send and receive information to drug users and health professionals about overdoses and batches of contaminated drugs.

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