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St. Paul’s Hospital Burrard Street site for sale (New SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:22

The St. Paul’s Hospital 6.6-acre site on Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver is up for sale now that plans are moving forward for the replacement health care facility on False Creek Flats.

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Prescription against gun violence (SPH)

Providence Health News - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 13:48

Doctors for Protection from Guns want to make sure their voices are heard in the Canadian debate over revamping firearms legislation, producer PerlitaStroh writes.

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Location, location, location: Downtown site of St. Paul's Hospital up for sale (New SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:43

If you’re in need of 6.6 acres in the heart of downtown Vancouver, you’re in luck, and could be the next owner of the land underneath St. Paul’s Hospital.

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St. Paul's Hospital site in Downtown Vancouver up for sale (New SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:40

The St. Paul’s Hospital site in Downtown Vancouver has quietly been put up for sale. But details are hard to come by.

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47-storey tower proposed for downtown Vancouver (SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 09:08

A 47-storey mixed-use tower is proposed for the corner of Burrard and Davie streets — a site that’s served various uses over the decades, including housing a Safeway at one point, a Shell station at another, and currently a community garden.

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Ford defends decision to defund some supervised consumption sites (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 10:38

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is defending his government’s decision to stop funding several supervised drug-use sites in the province, suggesting some are closing because they are too close together.

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Public asked to help design Foundry Ridge Meadows (Foundry)

Providence Health News - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 08:35

The community is being invited to an upcoming event to help shape Foundry Ridge Meadows.

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Study says B.C.'s housing policies mean drug users can be targeted for eviction (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 13:01

British Columbia’s housing policies are allowing landlords to evict drug users in Vancouver’s rooming houses and there’s little or no recourse for people to defend themselves against a practice that is often illegal and creates a risk of overdose, a new study says.

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Is legalization a desperate measure or a solution to the opioid overdose crisis (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 12:58

It’s too early to say whether the 31-per-cent decrease in B.C.’s number of overdose deaths in January due to fentanyl in illicit drugs means that there may be an end in sight to the public health emergency.

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Study suggests drug users in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside targeted for eviction (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 12:44

People who use drugs and live in rental housing in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside are at risk of being unlawfully evicted and often end up homeless as a result, says a new study by B.C. researchers.

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B.C.'s housing policies mean drug users can be targeted for eviction, study says (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 11:59

British Columbia’s housing policies are allowing landlords to evict drug users in Vancouver’s rooming houses, and there’s little or no recourse for people to defend themselves against a practice that is often illegal and creates a risk of overdose, a new study says.

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Vancouver’s bike champion injured in hit-and-run crash (SPH)

Providence Health News - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 09:40

Dale Bracewell, the city’s manager of transportation planning, was in St. Paul’s Hospital getting x-rays Thursday.

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Study says B.C.’s housing policies mean drug users can be targeted for eviction (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 09:08

British Columbia’s housing policies are allowing landlords to evict drug users in Vancouver’s rooming houses and there’s little or no recourse for people to defend themselves against a practice that is often illegal and creates a risk of overdose, a new study says.

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Want more family doctors? Change how they work and get paid (Dr. Rita McCracken)

Providence Health News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 14:04

A Vancouver doctor says the tentative agreement British Columbia recently reached with the province's 14,000 doctors doesn't do enough to change family medicine and address what she describes as a crisis in primary care. 

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New Vancouver detox centre serves as a reflection of how attitudes around substance abuse have evolved (Dr. Keith Ahamad, BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 10:52

For all the chaos he experienced in some 30 years of drug addiction, Todd Kenneth’s lowest moment came when it was quiet, and he was alone.

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Going hungry before some blood tests no longer required in B.C. (PHC)

Providence Health News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:21

A new way of checking blood cholesterol levels is now in effect in British Columbia but a health-care provider says public awareness remains low about the change, even though it provides better results for doctors and is much easier on the patient.

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Providence celebrates 125 years

Providence Health News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:22

Reflecting on the past 125 years to inspire our next 125 years. 

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Law-enforcement seizures reveal fentanyl's creep into heroin and now cocaine (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:04

On March 19, Vancouver Coastal Health used its drug-contamination-alerts system to issue a rare warning about cocaine.

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B.C. study uncovers deaths caused by medical device coatings coming loose (SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:02

The deaths of at least three people who had hospital procedures in Vancouver were caused by coatings that sloughed off medical devices like catheters and scattered through blood vessels to major organs, a major study has found.

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Hockey coach waiting for kidney donor trying to stay positive, despite hurdles (Dr. David Landsberg)

Providence Health News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:46

Stephen Gillis’ smile is infectious.

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