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'You want to scream': Cost of organ transplant a worry for some B.C. patients (Dr. David Landsberg)

When Peggy Mahoney discovered she had a rare liver condition and required a transplant, it came as a shock.

The aging face of homelessness in North American cities (PHC)

In Vancouver last month, more than 400 volunteers walked around, carrying clipboards and wearing bright yellow buttons that read “Homeless Count.”

Donation saves Trans Am Totem but art installation still needs a long-term address (New SPH)

A donation by Chip and Shannon Wilson has saved a well-known art installation from an uncertain future.

After her first transplant failed, a Saanich mom with kidney failure gets a second chance at life (SPH)

Even simple tasks like making a cup of tea feel a little sweeter these days thanks to a life-saving surgery that has given Drielle Tousignant a second chance at life.

This man was clinically dead — but two life-saving machines kept his blood pumping until his heart could recover (ED, SPH)

Chris Dawkins, a 55-year-old Vancouver physician, was clinically dead. After a routine 20-minute session on his rowing machine in early February, Dawkins went into cardiac arrest.

Drug-policy advocates plan parade through downtown Vancouver as united call for "safe supply" (Crosstown)

Next Tuesday (April 16), a boisterous parade of drug users, friends, and family, will march from the Downtown Eastside to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Museum, hospital expansion to use mass timber, John Horgan says (New SPH)

The expansion of the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria and the replacement of St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver will showcase the province’s leading role in mass timber construction, Premier John Horgan says.

Horgan vows to put timber to work (New SPH)

Premier John Horgan promised that the province will build a major modernization of the Royal B.C. Museum using mass-timber components as a first step to kickstart demand for made-in-B.C., value added products.

Horgan pledges to build museum, hospital with mass timber (New SPH)

The B.C. government will use its procurement powers on large public works projects, like the new $1.9 billion St. Paul’s Hospital, to promote mass timber products, and tackle a shrinking timber supply, stumpage rates and other issues facing the B.C. forestry industry with a new renewal initiative.

Royal BC Museum upgrade will help B.C. forestry industry: Horgan (New SPH)

British Columbia is moving to help revive the provincial forest industry by requiring the use of engineered wood on the new St. Paul's Hospital and the upgrade to the Royal BC Museum.

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