Category Archives: Health

Systemic barriers keeping foreign nurses from filling shortages

By Alec Regino, New Canadian Media, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

While the majority of foreign nurses in Canada hail from the Philippines, a significant number of them work as caregivers due to systemic barriers within Canada’s immigration policy. 

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A fully staffed Mental Health team enhances RCMP effectiveness

By Norman Galimski,  Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The complete staffing of the Mental Health and Substance Use Program over the summer, in Prince Rupert, has allowed the team to provide more effective services to the community and the RCMP.

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Ambulance service changes coming to Haida Gwaii

By Norman Galimski,  Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Lack of paramedics in Sandspit is causing community concern after being left without the emergency service for three days from Oct. 15 to 17. This is not the first time the community has been left without their own ambulance service, Evan Putterill, North Coast Regional District director of Moresby Island, said.

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Support for Rural Paramedics improved but SRD wants to meet with BCEHS

The outlook for rural ambulance services within the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) has greatly improved, several directors agreed. Others require more information. 

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High number of Breast Cancer cases, especially among Indigenous women

By Abby Francis, qathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Asurprising number of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous women in this region have had breast cancer.  

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