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Funding boost for overdose crisis

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:50:00 -0700

To bolster the efforts underway to prevent illicit drug overdoses and related deaths, Premier Christy Clark announced that the Province is providing $10 million to support a British Columbia addiction treatment research and training centre and to fund strategies identified under the Joint Task Force on Overdose Prevention.

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Supporting healthy and engaged seniors

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0700

$500,000 in Age-friendly Community Planning and Project grants are now available for local governments to help make their communities more inclusive for older adults.

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Fighting the overdose crisis in B.C.

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:30:00 -0700

British Columbia continues to take action to reduce overdose deaths.

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More support for a child's brighter future

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:45:00 -0700

The Province has provided $60,000 to train a group of clinicians working with high-risk children on northern Vancouver Island.

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Celebrating the Clinical Services Building official opening

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:15:00 -0700

The creation of three dedicated telehealth consultation rooms is among many new features in the new Clinical Services Building  that have provided patients with more seamless access to their outpatient appointments at Royal Inland Hospital.

Two new ambulances to benefit Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Tri-Cities residents

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:22:00 -0700

A third ambulance will be added in Maple Ridge to improve the ability of paramedics to respond to local patients and those in surrounding communities. An additional ambulance will also be added in the Tri-Cities.

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Joint task force statement on RCMP deploying naloxone to its membership

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:55:00 -0700

Provincial Health officer Dr. Perry Kendall and director of police services Clayton Pecknold, co-chairs of the Joint Task Force on Overdose Response, have released the following statement.

'Connect, communicate, care’ on World Suicide Prevention Day

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0700

Everyone deserves the opportunity to live long, healthy and rewarding lives. Sept. 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, an opportunity to learn about the supports available for those facing mental-health or substance-use issues in B.C.

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Celebrating people in substance-use recovery

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:15:00 -0700

To raise awareness and help share the stories of people in recovery from substance-use disorder, the Province proclaims Sept. 10 as Recovery Day.

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Province supports Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder awareness, prevention

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:45:00 -0700

September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Prevention and Support month, an opportunity for communities throughout the province and the world to work together to raise awareness about the risks of alcohol use during pregnancy and to support those who live with FASD every day.

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