Saturday, April 20, 2019

‘You’re the voice in a very dark night’: Training helps RCMP’s 911 staff stay...

The calls come in at every hour of the day or night, dialed by someone who needs help or support and answered by someone who...

‘He was so broken’: B.C. mother loses son to opioids after years of sobriety

Trinity Diaz wasn't surprised when she saw two police officers walking toward the front door of her Coquitlam home. It was a sight that usually meant...

Group wants to set up Halifax overdose prevention site ‘one way or another’

A group hoping to establish an overdose prevention site in Halifax's north end says it can't be up and running soon enough, but there...

UNAIDS grapples with previously undisclosed allegations of financial and sexual misconduct

A year after claims of sexual assault and harassment rocked the U.N. agency that fights HIV, UNAIDS looked like it might be on the...

Possible measles outbreak at Victoria Montessori school

Island Health is in the process of contacting parents of approximately 300 students who may have been exposed to measles at Selkirk Montessori School...

Possible measles exposure at Victoria Montessori school

Island Health is investigating a likely case of measles, and is still in the process of contacting the parents of approximately 300 students who may have been exposed...

Measles warning rescinded for Victoria Montessori school after tests come back negative

Island Health has confirmed that lab reports from a suspected measles case in Victoria have come back negative. Medical Health Officer, Dr. Dee Hoyano, has...

UN, U.S. report sizable increase in measles cases compared to this time last year

The number of measles cases worldwide nearly quadrupled in the first quarter of 2019 to 112,163 compared to the same period last year, the...

How this teacher’s note helped steer her student away from suicide

It was a simple, handwritten note. Vanessa Lam, a Ph. D candidate at the University of Waterloo, wrote about 70 notes for students in her classes. They...

‘Is red meat good or bad?’ Researchers say that’s the wrong question

Swapping out red meat for plant-based sources of protein reduced heart disease risks in a review of research. For the meta-analysis on meat consumption, researchers...