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

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

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

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. 

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

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.

New palliative care hub opens in North Vancouver (VCH)

People experiencing a life-threatening illness shouldn’t have to contend with their quality of life being threatened as well.

VIU researchers develop method for detecting lethal fentanyl levels (BCCSU)

A team of researchers from Vancouver Island University have made a breakthrough that could save lives amid B.C.’s opioid epidemic.

London Drugs owner donates $6.5 million to new St. Paul's Hospital (SPH)

British Columbia’s Louie Family has made a contribution of $6.5 million to help support the construction of the provincial Heart Centre within the new St. Paul’s Hospital in the False Creek Flats, near SkyTrain’s Main Street-Science World Station.

Castlegar man finds kidney donor in co-worker (SPH)

A Castlegar man has a new lease on life thanks to a co-worker he barely knew.

Children at higher risk of being hurt or killed on Halloween, study finds (Dr. John Staples, SPH )

Parents have long worried about the risks of sending their children out trick-or-treating on Halloween.

Study finds kids 10 times more likely to be killed by vehicles on Halloween (Dr. John Staples, SPH)

Halloween is a fun and spooky time of year but what’s scarier than ghosts and goblins at your door? Not taking road safety seriously.

Halloween the deadliest day for young kids, UBC pedestrian safety study says (Dr. John Staples, SPH)

Young children are more likely to be struck and killed by a car on Halloween than on any other night of the year, according to a new study.

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