#Savelives
April 8, 2021

BC is feeling the force of two COVID-19 variants of concern, B117 first detected in Britain and P1 first detected in Brazil. These two variants are more contagious than the initial COVID-19 virus identified at the start of the pandemic. One year ago, mostly seniors were being adversely affected...

#KeepGoingBC
March 8, 2021

After months of eager anticipation, members of the general public are finally starting to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as BC’s immunization plan moves into our communities. This makes the light at the end of the tunnel seem closer than ever and instills a sense of hope that a return to...

Woman wearing a mask
February 25, 2021

Wearing masks – or the requirement to wear masks – has been a burning issue throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We wear masks as a barrier to stop our own particles from being dispersed when we talk, laugh, or even breathe. We wear them to protect others. While their effectiveness has been a topic...

Patient receiving vaccine
February 1, 2021

With phase one of the province’s vaccine rollout well underway for high priority groups, many have been eagerly awaiting news on when it will be their turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Health officials have now released their early immunization schedule for the general public, including all...

Listening to and consoling a friend
January 25, 2021

In any normal year, one in every five Canadians is affected by a mental health issue or illness. But the last 11 months have been anything but normal. The stress, anxiety, fear, and loss brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on the mental health and well-being for most...