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After her first transplant failed, a Saanich mom with kidney failure gets a second chance at life (SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 15:09

Even simple tasks like making a cup of tea feel a little sweeter these days thanks to a life-saving surgery that has given Drielle Tousignant a second chance at life.

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This man was clinically dead — but two life-saving machines kept his blood pumping until his heart could recover (ED, SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 15:04

Chris Dawkins, a 55-year-old Vancouver physician, was clinically dead. After a routine 20-minute session on his rowing machine in early February, Dawkins went into cardiac arrest.

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Drug-policy advocates plan parade through downtown Vancouver as united call for "safe supply" (Crosstown)

Providence Health News - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 13:36

Next Tuesday (April 16), a boisterous parade of drug users, friends, and family, will march from the Downtown Eastside to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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Horgan vows to put timber to work (New SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 17:13

Premier John Horgan promised that the province will build a major modernization of the Royal B.C. Museum using mass-timber components as a first step to kickstart demand for made-in-B.C., value added products.

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Horgan pledges to build museum, hospital with mass timber (New SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 17:02

The B.C. government will use its procurement powers on large public works projects, like the new $1.9 billion St. Paul’s Hospital, to promote mass timber products, and tackle a shrinking timber supply, stumpage rates and other issues facing the B.C. forestry industry with a new renewal initiative.

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Royal BC Museum upgrade will help B.C. forestry industry: Horgan (New SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 16:32

British Columbia is moving to help revive the provincial forest industry by requiring the use of engineered wood on the new St. Paul's Hospital and the upgrade to the Royal BC Museum.

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Premier John Horgan says wood to be used in two B.C. megaprojects (New SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 16:26

The use of engineered wood will now be required for the new St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver and renovation of the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria.

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Premier Horgan pledges province's capital plan to help boost value-added timber manufacturing (New SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 16:23

Premier John Horgan promised that the province will build a major modernization of the Royal B.C. Museum using mass-timber components as a first step to kickstart demand for made-in-B.C., value added products.

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Heart-attack victim reunites with paramedics, emergency team who saved his life (Dr. Jamil Bashir, SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 16:04

Nine weeks ago, Dr. Chris Dawkins’ heart stopped stone cold at 6:04 p.m.

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White House picks up on debunked Vancouver Police claim of fentanyl-laced pot (Dr. M-J Milloy, BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 16:01

In a digital version of broken telephone, the debunked claim that illicit cannabis is now being laced with deadly fentanyl has travelled to the White House from a Vancouver police press release put out four years ago.

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Cardiac arrest patient thanks paramedics, doctors for saving his life (ED, SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 15:56

Monday was a special day for 55-year-old physician Chris Dawkins. For the first time, he met the people who saved his life.

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Man saved by a heart-and-lung bypass procedure rarely meets paramedics who answered the call (ED, SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 15:50

Chris Dawkins, a Vancouver 55-year-old, was clinically dead. After a typical 20 minute session on his rowing machine in early February, Dawkins went to cardiac arrest.

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Community panel recommends new east-west arterial route through False Creek Flats (New SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 15:30

After eight days of learning and discussion, a site tour, workshops, and stakeholder presentations, a community panel has made its recommendation regarding False Creek Flats.

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B.C. government commits to use homegrown lumber on major projects, including St. Paul’s Hospital (New SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 14:01

Premier John Horgan is calling for B.C. lumber only in the building of several major projects in the province as it looks to revitalize forestry.

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National-Charles option selected as preferred False Creek Flats arterial road (new SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 11:35

A city-led community panel is recommending the National-Charles option for the new False Creek Flats arterial road.

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Organ donation week particularly personal for Comox Valley nurse (SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 11:29

In 2003, Grace Dowker had a nagging cold that lasted a long time – about two months.

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Global News Hour at 6 (Interview with Dr. Dan Kalla)

Providence Health News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 12:38

Watch Global News Hour at 6 with Chris Gailus and Sophie Lui for Thursday, April 4, 2019.

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Fasting Before Certain Blood Tests Not Always Necessary (Dr. Gordon Francis)

Providence Health News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 12:07

Fasting before certain blood tests not always necessary.

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Vancouver’s iconic St. Paul’s hospital hits the real estate market (New SPH)

Providence Health News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:55

It can be described as a fixer-upper that is full of potential.

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Doctors, health care workers call for stronger gun laws in National Day of Action (SPH)

Providence Health News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:46

A day after a woman was shot in North Vancouver and placed on life support, doctors across the country are taking part in a day of action, calling for stronger gun laws.

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