COVID-19

Woman holding medication
August 13, 2020

August is Drug Free Kids (DFK) Canada’s ‘Drug Drop Off Month’, and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are being asked to ensure that medications are stored securely in the home, and expired medications are safely returned to pharmacies. As we continue to live with COVID-19 in our...

Gardening and growing tomatoes
July 27, 2020

Earlier this year, for the first time in our lives, my husband and I decided to grow tomato plants from seed. We set up our small indoor green house in late February, and researched all the necessary materials to optimally launch our fledgling nursery. After planting the seeds, it was fun to...

Man wearing mask at airport
July 22, 2020

With the lifting of some COVID-19 restrictions, British Columbians are starting to travel again. Many are taking advantage of the summer weather to explore our own province as non-essential air travel continues to be discouraged by experts and authorities. Air travel is particularly concerning...

Loneliness
July 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed our lives, and how physicians deliver healthcare. This pandemic is an unprecedented event, but it’s important to remember that BC has other healthcare crises that are far more established.

The May 2020 report from the Coroner’s office on Illicit Drug...

Facility Engagement
June 25, 2020

Doctors and health authorities in BC faced many challenges with the arrival of COVID-19. At the start of the pandemic, one significant challenge was the need to have a source of truth and standardized approaches that are so essential to coordinated and efficient medical care. And it needed to...