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Wildfire evacuees: Air quality and returning home

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:00:00 -0700

To date, tens of thousands of people have had to evacuate from their homes as a result of the wildfires in British Columbia.

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Province to invest $4.5 million for new supportive housing in Penticton

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:30:00 -0700

The Province is providing $4.5 million to purchase the Super 8 motel, located at 1706 Main St., for supportive housing.

June illicit drug-death numbers

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:00:00 -0700

Illicit drug deaths in British Columbia continue to be a serious concern with the number of overdose deaths in the province up 88% compared with the same period in 2016, according to the latest statistics from the BC Coroners Service.

Help prevent wildfires on the B.C. Day long weekend

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 10:15:00 -0700

With B.C. Day around the corner, everyone has a role to play in helping to prevent wildfires and having a safe, healthy long weekend.

Statement on public health emergency anniversary

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall has issued the following statement: 

Funding enhances palliative and hospice supports

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:30:00 -0700

The Province is providing $1.746 million for palliative and hospice care in British Columbia to support patients and caregivers.

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Kelowna doctors aim to bring nurses onto staff roster with nurse-in-practice initiative

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:30:00 -0700

Several Kelowna-region family doctors are welcoming nurses to their practice teams, to expand access and support more patients with their health needs.

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Upgrades planned for University Hospital of Northern BC

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:10:00 -0700

The Province is moving forward with projects at University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) to improve patient care.

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Ceremonial key to Teck Acute Care Centre presented to young patient

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:05:00 -0700

Six-year-old Sammy Holmes was presented a ceremonial key to the new Teck Acute Care Centre by Vancouver-False Creek MLA Sam Sullivan, on behalf of Health Minister Terry Lake, commemorating the many milestones achieved by the BC Children’s and BC Women’s Redevelopment Project.

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Funding boost to support men’s health

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:45:00 -0700

The Province has provided $6 million to the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to support the Vancouver Prostate Centre in expanding its Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program throughout British Columbia.                                                      

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