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Researchers study how to better treat mental health problems for seniors and youth (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:12

SFU education and gerontology researcher David Kaufman has found that playing video games is good for the mental health of the elderly.

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YES Project coming along (Foundry)

Providence Health News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:09

The Penticton YES Project has revealed the renovation plans for their new spot in the 500 block of Main street, which will house Penticton's own Foundry youth resource centre. 

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The Happenings: Three things to do in Vancouver on Friday, Nov. 16 (LOH, SPH)

Providence Health News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:00

As the Christmas season approaches, holiday lights are appearing all over Vancouver, and on Friday, one of the best lighting displays in the city comes to life: the Lights of Hope.

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27 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: November 16 to 18 (LOH, SPH)

Providence Health News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:56

Friday just feels so good! Start your weekend with these 27 events happening in Vancouver on Friday, November 16, Saturday, November 17, and Sunday, November 18. Lights of Hope, Hawkers Market, and more.

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Outpouring of support for Langford mom who needs a kidney transplant (SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:36

31-year-old Drielle Tousignant is about to start dialysis as she waits for a kidney. Her first transplant in the spring failed due to a blood clot. It was donated by an acquaintance who had seen a poster shared by Tousignant and her family online.

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Watch 10km of 100,000 twinkling lights get lit next week at this breathtaking display (LOH, SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:10

The Lights of Hope are set to twinkle for the first time this year at St.Paul’s Hospital on Friday, November 16.With the help of 150 hard-working volunteers and donated materials, the annual event takes an impressive six weeks to build. This year’s epic display will feature over 100,000 bulbs strung over 10km of lights.

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Ryan Beedie launches $50-million education initiative (SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:05

Real estate developer Ryan Beedie on November 13 announced his biggest philanthropic endeavour yet – Beedie Luminaries.

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The 10 best places in Vancouver for Christmas photoshoots (LOH, SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:43

If you’re like me, there’s a photoshoot opportunity everywhere you go. And with Christmas just around the corner, social media is about to flood with holiday-themed pictures far and wide.

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Opinion: Forcing Church out of medicine will worsen palliative care

Providence Health News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:38

“We are talking about a fundamental human right.” This is ethicist Arthur Schafer’s conclusion about Doreen Nowicki’s attempt to end her life with physician assistance at a facility operated by Covenant Health, Alberta’s Catholic health-care provider.

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At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Armistice of Compiègne's 100th anniversary solemnly observed (HF)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:36

Soldiers from Canada’s most recent war gathered with other veterans to remember the signing, 100 years ago, of the Armistice that ended the First World War on Sunday for the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Grandview Park cenotaph on Commercial Drive.

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‘It hits the heart’: Trio of female air force veterans honoured at Vancouver ceremony (HF)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:21

It was a special Remembrance Day weekend for three veterans in Vancouver on Friday.

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How a Canadian law meant to protect sex workers is making it harder for them to stay safe (CGSHE)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:11

Kerry Porth fondly remembers the day in 2013 when the Supreme Court of Canada made the landmark decision to strike down laws that criminalized doing sex work.

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Remembrance Day ceremony in Vancouver honours those who served (BH & HF)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:36

Remembrance Day ceremonies across B.C. fell silent at 11 a.m. Sunday as people honoured those who served.

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The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn (Crosstown)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:28

On The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn: NHL concussions, Trudeau, farm coach, plant based food, Ottawa Report, family doctor shortage, women in animation, opioid task force, India women's hockey, Fraser Street with Don Davies, California fires, Parental Guidance: spanking

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Construction workers a key group dying of opioid-related drug overdoses in B.C. (VCH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:20

Men in the construction trades are one of the key groups of people dying of drug overdoses in B.C., prompting a top health official in Vancouver to suggest policy makers may need to find different ways to tackle the opioid crisis.

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312 people have died this year in City of Vancouver from a suspected overdose (VCH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:10

City of Vancouver staff, in partnership with Dr. Patricia Daly, Chief Medical Health Officer at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), presented an update to Vancouver’s new City Council on Tuesday which highlighted current City priorities for 2019 in relation to the opioid crisis.

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Vancouver council wants $3.5 million from province to help tackle overdose crisis (VCH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:04

Mayor Kennedy Stewart and council unanimously approved a motion Tuesday to request the provincial government contribute at least $3.5 million to help the city tackle the overdose crisis as it stretches into its second year of more than 300 lives lost in Vancouver.

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Lights of Hope fundraiser begins this week with fireworks bright displays (LOH, SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:54

The holiday season is just around the corner and one of the city’s largest fundraising events is returning this week.

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For the record (LOH, SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:40

Hats Off: Business in Vancouver welcomes submissions from local small businesses and large corporations alike that demonstrate examples of corporate philanthropy and community involvement in the Vancouver area.

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31-year-old Langford mom looking for second kidney donor after first transplant failed (SPH)

Providence Health News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:26

Drielle Tousignant is a 31-year-old mother to 10-year-old Logan who will soon spend several hours every day on kidney dialysis.

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