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.
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By Fran Yanor, The Rocky Mountain Goat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Flanked by First Nations and Metis Nation leadership, the independent investigator appointed by the province to examine racism in the health care system promised a ‘truth-telling’ process and encouraged Indigenous people and health care professionals to confidentially share their experiences with her team.
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National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
It’s early morning and there’s still a hush in downtown Campbell River.
Stores are just starting to open in the small Vancouver Island town, which is experiencing a typical “Juneuary” West Coast day — mild temperatures paired with a grey and drizzly sky.
But lodged in the middle of the city’s core is a massive, snazzy, brightly coloured RV accompanied by a woman hanging out its entry door and greeting anyone and everyone who passes.
Folks walking by stop to ask what the splashed-out vehicle is all about or to chat with Leanne McIntee, who already knows a lot of the passersby by name.
McIntee is co-ordinator of the Mobile Outreach Unit for Health and Support Services (MOUHSS), which tends to go by its moniker, the Moose.
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Originally published on Cortes Radio.ca
Most of us intuitive understand that being in nature is good for us. On Friday May 22 Helen Hall joined Manda Aufochs Gillespie on Folk University’s Friday Folk U Talk Show on CKTZ 89.5 FM to explain just how true this is according to the research.
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Campbell River, BC – Because older adults, and people with medical conditions are at greater risk of serious illness from COVID-19, the Strathcona Regional District and City of Campbell River are sharing important information to help keep community members healthy.
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