By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
An Indigenous woman wakes up in a hospital far from her rural community in 2018 and again in 2019, dry heaving after both of her surgeries.
She thinks she could be allergic to the sedative, but the nurse assumes she is going through withdrawal, despite the fact she hadn’t been drinking before either surgery. “You people drink too much,” the nurse says, and moves the woman to a bed where she doesn’t get further care for three days.
Continue reading In Plain Sight: widespread racism in Health Care system
By Bayleigh Marelj, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The executive director of a study investigating racism in health care says she and her colleagues have been on the receiving end of racist and degrading emails.
Continue reading Team investigating racism in health care receive wave of degrading emails
This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.
“ … The challenge is the economics that is going to come home fairly quickly. We’ve had too many people off business; off work. The bills are building and we must address that,” said BC Liberal candidate Norm Facey, in the only interview he granted Cortes Currents.
Continue reading Election 2020: BC’s economic challenge
the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Friends, family and allies are calling for significant reform to B.C.’s healthcare system. Connor Sutton, a 23-year-old Indigenous man from T’Sou-ke Nation, received what they say was racist treatment and inappropriate care at two Vancouver Island hospitals.
Continue reading anti-Indigenous racism in BC’s healthcare system
By Marc Fawcett-Atkinson, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Every summer, thousands of migrant farm workers flock to B.C. bearing painkillers and antibiotics. These personal pharmacies reflect workers’ concerns they won’t have access to adequate health care in the province, despite working in one of B.C.’s most dangerous — and essential — industries. It’s a situation advocates say puts farm workers at risk despite government assurances the system is working.
Continue reading Temporary Farm Workers Don’t Have Access To Adequate Health Care