Health

"You've got mail -- and a sex infection." Now you can say it with an ecard

Provincial health officials aims to make bad news to a former partner a little easier to deliver.

Amy Winehouse: "No, no, no," to rehab

I’ve seen Amy Winehouse perform on TV several times over the past few years – and I was always amazed at how much her voice reminded me of Janis Joplin’s.  I was a big Janis fan back in the...

Food processing and manufacturing CEOs gather in Vancouver over health and safety

The CEOs and senior executives of the food processing and manufacturing industries in BC will be getting together in Vancouver Oct. 27 to discuss health and safety and chart a way forward towards a...

Give a kidney?

Your kidneys are awesome, share the love and give one away. I have been fortunate to have had some time this summer to volunteer for the Vancouver Observer as well as the BC Kidney Foundation, and...

It was 24 years ago today

…and if Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play my tune today, it would be a victory march. But it could have been a funeral march.

Canada is no longer at the forefront of cigarette package regulation

The United States government has just announced that cigarette packages will soon have to display graphic warning labels that cover 50% of the box. The media are abuzz about the “scary” and “gory”...

Creating the Wall of Hope

Today I received an extraordinary email from Canucks fan Ward Grant. In case you missed seeing him interviewed on TV, Ward is the man who started Vancouver’s “Wall of Hope” – after feeling so angry...

Ask a quack

The best thing about calling yourself a quack is that it takes the pressure off.  If everyone's expecting Tor from Seinfeld, they're pleasantly surprised when you're not.  It also affords...

After Vancouver riots, signs of gratitude shown to Vancouver Police

In the wake of the  heartbreaking riots here in  Vancouver after the Stanley Cup hockey finals, citizens gathered in an impromptu fashion to thank police officers -– the men and women who,...

Wireless devices could raise risk of brain cancer: World Health Organization

OTTAWA -- The cancer agency of the World Health Organization says using cell phones and other wireless devices may put people at greater risk of brain cancer, but more study is needed to be certain....