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3 out-of-the-box ideas for a B.C. Liberal comeback

No doubt, former premier Christy Clark is working the backrooms of the B.C. Liberal party plotting to remain leader into the next election.

Editorial: The challenges facing the new cabinet

Premier John Horgan’s mostly fresh-faced gender-balanced cabinet begins it mandate under trial by fire. More than 40,000 British Columbians have been forced from their homes by 152 wildfires burning in B.C.’s interior. One of the incoming government’s first actions was to extend a provincial state of emergency and announce payments, drawn from a $100-million emergency wildfire fund, to evacuees of $600 a household for every 14 days they are unable to return home.  The social, environmental and economic costs of this year’s forest fire season will be enormous.

New Minister of Mental Health and Addictions challenged to visit injection site (Crosstown Clinic)

Advocates for drug users in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) are calling on the province’s new Minister of Mental Health and Addictions to come to the front lines herself.

Vancouver drug users’ group once considered militant has led prevention policy (Dr. Thomas Kerr)

A copy of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms graces a wall around the corner from where a woman lies on the floor as a needle full of heroin is injected into her neck.

Providence Health Care listed in BC Business' Top 100

Providence Health Care was listed as #50 in BC Business' Top 100.

“Every July, BCBusiness publishes lists of the biggest companies in B.C., ranked by revenue–proving size does matter.”

Click here to view the Top 100.

Drug Overdoses Kill Four a Day in BC, and Inaction and Apathy Are to Blame (Crosstown Clinic)

“People doing drugs now are dope-sick and it’s so painful, you’d rather die.” — Constance Barnes, Overdose Prevention Society

B.C. guidelines for injectable-opioid treatment put hydromorphone ahead of prescription heroin (Cheyenne Johnson)

Prescription heroin is a controversial treatment for long-time opioid addiction but one that has received support from both B.C.’s outgoing minister of health, Terry Lake, and his federal counterpart, Jane Philpott.

B.C. overdose warning system aims to alert users about potentially deadly drugs (Dr. Thomas Kerr)

Medical health officers in the Vancouver area are aiming to quickly warn drug users about clusters of overdoses and batches of contaminated drugs based on reports from people who use illegal substances.

Seeing Is Believing: Experts Predict an Expanded Role for Cardiac CT in Structural Interventions (Dr. Jonathon Leipsic)

Multiple roles for cardiac CT have become ingrained in the everyday practice of structural interventionalists, but still more are emerging as the field evolves, according to cardiac imaging specialists gathered here at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Dr. Stuart Kreisman comments on the Tobacco industry on CBC's Early Edition

Dr. Stuart Kreisman comments on the Tobacco industry on CBC's Early Edition

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