Mom holding child with backpack
August 26, 2020

This year has been challenging for all of us, as COVID-19 has impacted our lives in ways we have never experienced before. But as Vancouver-based child psychiatrist Dr Ashley Miller reminds us, social isolation has been especially hard on some of our kids and teens. Miller cautions that social...

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...

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...

June 30, 2020

As British Columbians begin to plan their vacations close to home, many people will be excited to take to the water on the hot summer days to come. From tubing and water-skiing, to wakeboarding, windsurfing and boating, water sports are a fun and active way to spend your time. 

Before you...

Outdoor recreation
June 18, 2020

As the weather gets warmer here in BC, many of us will be making vacation plans closer to home this year. The limitations set by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic mean camping trips in provincial parks and private sites are a coveted vacation option for summer 2020.  

Spending time outdoors...