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1,500 youth have turned to Foundry Kelowna for help in the year since it opened (Foundry)

Providence Health News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 00:00

It’s been a busy and successful inaugural year for Foundry Kelowna.

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Could cannabis help keep people in B.C. on treatment for opioid addiction? (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 00:00

One month until marijuana becomes legal across the country, first-of-its-kind research is suggesting that daily use of cannabis could be a strong help in helping British Columbians stay on track with their addiction treatment.

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Police chief defends controversial marijuana seizure (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 00:00

Vancouver’s police chief says while the department is well-aware of how opioids are taking a toll on the city’s streets, officers will always step in when people are “blatantly breaking the law.”

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M-J Milloy: Can cannabis help with opioid addiction? Let the evidence—not police—decide (M-J Milloy, BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 00:00

Last Friday, Sarah Blyth, director of the Overdose Prevention Society (OPS) in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, posted a video to social media showing officers from the Vancouver Police Department taking a small quantity of cannabis from a table in a local street market.

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Letters to the editor, September 20 (SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 00:00

It was refreshing to see an academic, John Redekop, weigh in on proportional representation in his op-ed Saturday. 

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Vancouver co-op develops tech aimed at helping prevent overdoses (Dr. Keith Ahamad)

Providence Health News - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 00:00

A Vancouver technology co-operative is gaining recognition for developing a mobile app and three other digital monitoring tools aimed at preventing overdoses, especially among drug users who are dying alone.

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Show Segments (PHC)

Providence Health News - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 00:00

Ontario MP Leona Alleslev shook up Parliament Hill Monday when she left the Liberal government, crossing the floor to join the Conservative Party of Canada. National Post columnist John Ivison joins John now to discuss Alleslev’s defection and the fall session of Parliament.

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B.C. doctor rates new wearable heart technology (Dr. Zachary Laksman)

Providence Health News - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 00:00

A B.C. heart specialist says the new Apple watch, that acts like wearable heart monitor, could save lives. But as Linda Aylesworth reports, he wonders if our health care system is ready for it.

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Courier hosts Lifetime Talks and Tables event for Vancouver seniors (PHC)

Providence Health News - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 00:00

The Vancouver Courier, Providence Health Care and St. Paul’s Foundation have once again partnered to produce the annual Lifetime Seniors Talks + Tables event, which this year takes place Wednesday, Sept. 19 at VanDusen Botanical Garden — with the support of London Drugs.

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Vancouver police get an earful on Twitter over cannabis seizure at the DTES Market (M-J Milloy, BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 00:00

Social media has been crackling with reactions to a Friday (September 14) police raid in the Downtown Eastside.

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Have a heart! Register for organ donation (Heart Transplant, SPH)

Providence Health News - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 00:00

In 2016 Robin Lapointe’s heart was no longer responding to lifesaving medication.

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Doctor of Design (SPH Redevelopment)

Providence Health News - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 00:00

“Human centred design” means making sure that the things we’re designing are grounded in an understanding of the people who are going to be using them by involving those people in that design process.

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Pubs, daycares, theatres needed in senior care homes (Jo-Ann Tait)

Providence Health News - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 00:00

A group of healthcare leaders put their heads together in Kelowna, B.C. on Friday to create a new vision of long-term care homes in the province.

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Canada should learn from, but not copy, Portugal's drug policy (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 00:00

It’s irrefutable that Portugal’s radical departure from conventional wisdom on how to deal with drug addictions and an overdose crisis has been an overwhelming success.

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This is the design of the new $1.2-billion St. Paul's Hospital (Renderings)

Providence Health News - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 11:45

The plans for the new St. Paul’s Hospital in the False Creek Flats, on the easternmost edge of downtown Vancouver and immediately south of Chinatown, are immense to say the least.

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Probe begins into nursing shortage, low morale, at Vancouver's main downtown emergency room (St. Paul's Hospital)

Providence Health News - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 09:12

Union says it believes hospital executives are committed to fixing problems.

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Plans for new St. Paul’s Hospital in False Creek Flats revealed

Providence Health News - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 08:18

The formal rezoning application for the new St. Paul’s Hospital campus in the False Creek Flats has been filed, offering more detail on plans for the 18.4-acre site.

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Network with change makers at the St. Paul's Future Leaders reception (St. Paul's Foundation)

Providence Health News - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 14:49

The Future of BC Speaker Series will take place on September 19 at the McCarthy Tetrault private rooftop Patio. The event will give guests the opportunity to learn first-hand about St. Paul’s Hospital’s world-leading addiction and medicine program.

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420 Vancouver organizers report they've settled city bills for 2018, mostly (St. Paul's Hospital)

Providence Health News - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 14:41

A lead organizer of Vancouver's annual 420 festival and protest has said he's settled the event's bills for 2018.

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Extended: What you need to know about provinces covering costs for an HIV prevention drug (Dr. Julio Montaner, BC-CfE)

Providence Health News - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 09:15

Dr. Julio Montaner, head of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, speaks with Global National about why some provincial governments are picking up the costs—and who is eligible for the coverage.

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