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More support to beat childhood cancers

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:45:00 -0700

The Province announced $2 million to the Michael Cuccione Foundation to support new advances in research at Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research program at BC Children's Hospital.

Construction wraps up at Joseph & Rosalie Segal & Family Health Centre

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:15:00 -0700

Health Minister Terry Lake celebrated the substantial completion of the Joseph & Rosalie Segal & Family Health Centre, which will care for people with mental-health or substance-use challenges.

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Funding boost for addiction services in Richmond

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:15:00 -0700

The Province is providing Richmond Addiction Services Society and Turning Point Recovery Society a combined total of $465,000 to support programs and services for people with mental health and substance use issues.  

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Next step for Langley Memorial Hospital emergency department expansion

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:45:00 -0700

Health care in the Langley region is getting a boost with the Province approving the business plan for the expansion of Langley Memorial Hospital’s emergency department.

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Leading health research with Genome BC

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:14:00 -0700

Cutting-edge health research projects at Genome BC received a big boost with $20 million in new additional government funding, which was announced after recently wrapping up the second annual #BCTECH Summit.

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Government supports planning for redeveloped Cariboo Memorial Hospital

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:15:00 -0700

With Budget 2017, the provincial government is supporting planning for hospital redevelopment for Williams Lake and region.

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Government supports upgrades at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:15:00 -0700

With Budget 2017, the B.C. government is supporting plans for a proposed redevelopment at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital, and recognizing the history and archaeological significance of the site, the Province is committing to consult and work with First Nations in the area as a next step.

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Update on provincial response to overdose crisis in B.C.

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:50:00 -0700

Updated statistics released today from the BC Coroners Service show the number of illicit drug overdose deaths decreased slightly in February. Since the public-health emergency was declared in April 2016, government and its partners have enacted a wide range of measures to make an immediate difference and continue to build on longer-term strategies. 

2017 Age-friendly recipients announced

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:30:00 -0700

A housing study for First Nations Elders and developing social networks are among the projects benefiting seniors in the 18 B.C. communities receiving a total of $342,430 in age-friendly community planning and project grants this year.

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North Shore receives age-friendly grant

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:15:00 -0700

A $20,000 age-friendly grant has been provided to three North Shore municipalities to support the creation of a dementia-friendly action plan.