Health




April BC OD Numbers – Yet Another Record

Victoria – The number of illicit drug deaths in B.C. continues to be a major cause of concern, with April 2017 showing the second-highest recorded numbers in a single month in the province, according to the latest statistics from the…




2016 Illicit OD Deaths Pass 2015 Numbers

Vancouver/Fraser Valley – The number of illicit drug deaths in British Columbia surpassed last year’s death toll after just nine months. The Ministry of Public Safety says in the first nine months of this year there were 555 deaths because…


Wellness Tips For The Holidays

Vancouver –  Traditionally, December 1st kicks off the official beginning of the Holiday Season. This is a wonderful time of the year filled with family gatherings, parties, special events and wonderful food and drink. However, there can be stress associated…


International Overdose Awareness Day

Victoria – BC Health Minister Terry Lake has released the following statement in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. “As a parent, it’s incredibly saddening to hear about the recent tragedies in B.C. involving fentanyl-related deaths…


Free HPV Immunization Program Expanded

Victoria – Beginning this September, boys and young men up to age 26 who are at a higher risk of contracting human papillomavirus virus (HPV) can receive the HPV vaccine at no charge. B.C.’s publicly funded HPV vaccination program, which…