Wildfire in BC
July 6, 2021

Dry and hot conditions from BC’s recent record-breaking heat wave have left the province vulnerable to extreme wildfire danger. With more than 200 active fires, a higher than normal number for this early in the season, several communities are currently engulfed in wildfire smoke with many more...

Family hiking
July 5, 2021

With the summer weather upon us and recreational travel around the province once again allowed, many British Columbians will soon be enjoying more outdoor activities such as hiking and camping. But with the warmer weather comes an increase in the number of ticks and tick-borne illnesses,...

Drinking water on an afternoon hike
June 25, 2021

Much of BC is under a heat warning as Environment Canada warns of dangerously high temperatures during this record-breaking heat wave. And while many of us will be looking to spend time outside enjoying the sunshine and warm weather, it’s important to remember that with high temperatures comes...

Doctor speaking to female patient
June 7, 2021

There are an estimated 50,000 strokes every year in Canada – or one every 10 minutes – and more than 400,000 Canadians are living with long-term disability from the effects of experiencing a stroke. In British Columbia, nearly 5,000 strokes occur every year making them a major cause of death and...

Asian woman receiving COVID-19 vaccine
May 18, 2021

We all want to return to a normal way of life where we can get together with family and friends, travel, attend social events, and put COVID-19 behind us. And we’ve been told by scientific and medical experts that the way to do this is by reaching herd immunity – where 60-70% of the population...