‘I got accepted for 2024’: B.C. nurse outraged with 4-year wait to upgrade credentials

Karishma Sekhon wants to upgrade and become a registered nurse after six years of working as a licensed practical nurse. (Christian Amundson/CBC) The good news is licensed practical nurse Karishma Sekhon, 34, has... Read more »

Twice, he went to the ER with stomach pain. Both times, doctors missed Stage 4 cancer and sent him home

Karel Pekarek died on Oct. 12 after being diagnosed with Stage 4 gall bladder cancer. His family said his terminal illness was missed on two visits to separate emergency rooms in the... Read more »

Drug deaths are down, but thousands are still overdosing in B.C, coroner says

The rapidly increased distribution of take-home naloxone kits — the drug that reverses the effects of opioids like heroin and fentanyl — is one initiative researchers are crediting with the prevention of... Read more »

Health risk warnings ignored as B.C. moves to permanent daylight time, researchers say

Researchers estimate that if B.C. switches to permanent daylight time, children will leave for classes in the dark for about a third of the school year. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC) If B.C. goes ahead... Read more »

Injured B.C. woman told to call 911 to get from hospital parking lot to emergency door

The entrance to the tunnel leading to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital emergency entrance. (Kat Enns) When Britany Spavin hurt her foot after falling down a flight of stairs, she drove to a... Read more »

Half of homeless people have experienced traumatic brain injuries, new UBC study suggests

The UBC study is an overview of dozens of other studies, which includes data about people who are homeless over the decades. (Christopher Katsarov/Canadian Press) One in every two people who are... Read more »

Meet 3 British Columbians shattering stereotypes about their disabilities

Eileen Davidson, who has rheumatoid arthritis, holds a skeleton hand inside the Mary Pack Arthritis Centre in Vancouver. (Maggie MacPherson/CBC) A blind artist, a motivational speaker who can’t speak and a young... Read more »

Major shakeup in regulation of health professionals proposed in B.C.

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix announced a plan Wednesday to ‘modernize’ regulation of health professionals in the province. (Shutterstock) Patients in British Columbia could soon know about every single action taken by professional... Read more »

Major shakeup in regulation of health professionals proposed in B.C. to improve patient safety

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix announced a plan Wednesday to ‘modernize’ regulation of health professionals in the province. (Shutterstock) Patients in British Columbia could soon know about every single action taken by professional... Read more »

Private health-care is all about doctor profits, federal lawyer tells B.C. court

Sterile instruments are laid out as a male patient is prepped to have a cyst removed from his right knee at the Cambie Surgery Centre, in Vancouver on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.... Read more »