Health

Wonderful one-hoss Shay

Solo Flexion: Kuebler obsesses on Firehall Stage.

Laughter Yoga helps restore psychological and physical health around the world

The first time Amy Kiara Ruth took a Laughter Yoga class she found it, "awkward and bizarre to be laughing with total strangers." Then she gave in, laughing harder than ever...

Judge grants B.C. woman permission for physician-assisted death

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia woman living with multiple sclerosis has become the first in the province to be granted a court exemption to have a doctor help her die. B.C. Supreme Court Chief...

B.C. considers paying donors for blood products despite Ontario, Quebec bans

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Health Minister Terry Lake is open to allowing a pay-for-plasma clinic in British Columbia, saying the province already gets about 85 per cent of its supply from the United States,...
Dr. Ellen Wiebe

Vancouver doctor who helped woman with ALS die an advocate for choice

VANCOUVER — For 40 years, Dr. Ellen Wiebe has been fighting for choice. At a time when providing abortions meant death threats and violent attacks on her peers, she spearheaded clinical trials of a...
Dr. Ellen Wiebe

Vancouver health authority changes assisted-dying guidelines for staff

VANCOUVER — A major British Columbia health authority has updated its guidelines for medical staff on how to respond to requests for assisted death, allowing doctors and nurses to refer patients to a...

Vancouver and Victoria consider supervised injection in health centres

Laura Kane, The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — British Columbia health officials are considering offering supervised-injection services in community health clinics, triggered by a new federal government...

Getting over past fears and sparking transformation

We were all surprised when she cowered behind me trembling, frozen in fear at the sight of the two girls. I gently encouraged her, while the girls stood quietly by…

AA Agnostica: alternative steps for recovery from addiction

Is it possible to have an effective addiction recovery plan that isn't faith-based?

The Portland Hotel Society gets a stick for extravagant spending

I just couldn’t let this story go by without writing about it again. The long and short of it is that the higher (no pun intended) authorities of the Portland Hotel Society (PHS) and several of their...