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opinion

Baby Boxes: Too Good an Idea to Adopt?

They’re premised on the idea that all kids are equal. Is ‘families first’ BC ready?

By Crawford Kilian, Yesterday


news

Health Managers Interfering in Investigation into Botched Firings, Dix Says

Email told employees to consult ministry managers before providing evidence to Ombudsperson.

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Jan 2017


opinion

Costly, Ineffective Flu Shots Fail Again

It’s time to challenge the government and industry hype around flu vaccines.

By Bill Tieleman, 10 Jan 2017


news

Ministry Ordered to Release Records to Fired Health Workers in 60 Days

Records needed for workers to partake in review of 2012 firings, lawyers argued.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Dec 2016


news

MSP, PharmaCare Outsourcing Costs Soared 50 Per Cent Over ‘Fixed Fee’

Maximus billed $489 million on contract that was to cost $324 million.

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Dec 2016


news

Ottawa Clears Way For Supervised Injection Sites

Fentanyl overdose crisis brings action from Liberal government.

By Kyle Duggan, 13 Dec 2016


opinion

Opioids, Fentanyl and the Threat to First Responders

Daily flood of overdoses, deaths taking physical and emotional toll.

By Crawford Kilian, 7 Dec 2016


news

One in Five Kids in BC Is Poor, Report Finds

Despite small gains in reducing poverty, ‘a lot of people are just holding on.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 24 Nov 2016


opinion

With Trump in Power, Canada Has to Live by Its Wits

On health care and global health in particular, we need to move fast.

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Nov 2016


news

Materials Sent to RCMP on Health Firings Include Concert Footage, Film

‘I don’t know what their interest in the movies was,’ says Ramsay Hamdi, fired with six others.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Nov 2016


news

Fired Health Workers Blast Ombudsperson Investigation

Delays, lack of information criticized by lawyers for two workers, family.

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Nov 2016


news

Cost of Constitutional Challenges Too High, Says Brian Day’s Backer

Funder of lawsuit that could transform health care says most Canadians can’t afford such cases.

By Andrew MacLeod, 3 Nov 2016


news

Bill Granting Amnesty for Reporting Drug Overdoses Set to Clear Next Hurdle

MP says law would help stem ‘catastrophic’ loss of life.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 28 Oct 2016


opinion

Hurricane Matthew Deals Haiti Its Worst Blow

Time for Canada to come up with new, better ways to help devastated country.

By Crawford Kilian, 19 Oct 2016


culture

How Nazi Germany Fought a War on Drugs

‘Blitzed’ reveals how meth almost led to German victory — and doomed Hitler.

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Oct 2016


opinion

Stunting: The Silent Global Disaster

When 25 per cent of world’s children are malnourished, we are all affected.

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Oct 2016


opinion

Why Barack Obama Should Lead WHO, And Why He Won’t

World Health Organization needs a leader to battle for resources, make tough choices.

By Crawford Kilian, 27 Sep 2016


opinion

Hillary Hurt by Pneumonia? US Leaders Have Weathered Worse

Reflecting on age, health and politics.

By Crawford Kilian, 13 Sep 2016


news

A Tyee Series

Bringing a Love of Movement to Northwest BC’s Wilderness

In conversation with Forest Parkour BC founder Wyatt Chandler. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 12 Sep 2016


opinion

Carfentanil: The Drug War Goes Nuclear

Escalating drug risks for users, first responders mean it’s time to legalize cocaine, heroin.

By Crawford Kilian, 9 Sep 2016