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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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BCNU says nursing vacancies in emergency department gradually being filled (SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 16:21

A nursing crisis in the emergency department at St. Paul’s Hospital caused by resignations and personnel turnover is gradually being resolved after the B.C. Nurses’ Union forced a formal review.

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Open house date set for new St. Paul’s hospital rezoning application (SPH)

Providence Health News - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 16:15

A rezoning application dealing with the plan to build the new St. Paul’s Hospital and health care campus on an 18.4-acre site in False Creek Flats goes to an open house November 20.

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SFU’s 2018 Vanier Scholar explores impact of Vancouver’s housing and overdose crises on women (BC-CfE & BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:56

Does single room accommodation housing shape women’s drug- and health-related outcomes, including their risk of overdose?

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B.C. pharmacists to undergo specialized opioid training (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:51

B.C. pharmacists will soon be required to undergo special training designed to reduce the stigma and increase knowledge to combat the province’s staggering opioid overdose crisis.

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On-demand HIV tests now available throughout Interior Health region (Dr. Julio Montaner, BC-CfE)

Providence Health News - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 00:00

Getting tested for HIV just got easier for residents across the Interior Health region, now that on-demand testing is available at all IH laboratories.

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Saskatoon Sanctum's angel's cradle idea put on hold (Dr. Geoffrey Cundiff)

Providence Health News - Sat, 11/03/2018 - 00:00

The organizers of a proposed Saskatoon program which would allow mothers to remain anonymous when turning over their newborns for care have pressed pause on their plans. 

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Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians, traffic study says (Dr. John Staples, SPH)

Providence Health News - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 13:19

Trick-or-treaters beware: Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians and children face the greatest danger.

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Trick-or-treating kids at higher risk of traffic deaths, study shows (Dr. John Staples, SPH )

Providence Health News - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 13:17

Traffic deaths spike among children who are trick-or-treating on Halloween, particularly among kids ages four to eight, according to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics. 

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Portland Hotel Society boss resigns as payroll chaos dogs employees (VCH)

Providence Health News - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 12:42

The executive director of the Portland Hotel Society is resigning after less than two years on the job, as struggles continue with a new payroll system that has consistently delivered inaccurate payments.

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