Coquitlam psychiatric hospital fined $600K after nurses attacked

A Coquitlam psychiatric hospital has been fined over $600,000 for failing to maintain a safe workplace after two nurses were attacked by patients last spring. The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital — a 190-bed facility that... Read more »

Coquitlam psychiatric hospital fined almost $650K after nurses attacked

A Coquitlam psychiatric hospital has been fined almost $650,000 for failing to maintain a safe workplace after two nurses were attacked by patients last spring. The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital — a 190-bed facility that... Read more »

Many pregnant women don’t think cannabis is harmful, UBC study finds

A new report by researchers at the University of British Columbia has found that up to one-third of pregnant women believe it is safe to ingest cannabis during pregnancy. The study, published in the... Read more »

27 B.C. naturopaths under investigation as college cracks down on misleading ads

In the eight months since B.C.’s naturopathic college began cracking down on dubious advertising, 27 practitioners have been placed under investigation, according to the college registrar. Earlier this month, all naturopaths in... Read more »

‘Dr. Lipjob’ nets suspended sentence for illegally injecting botox

The B.C. woman known as “Dr. Lipjob” who continued to inject people with botox and dermal fillers despite being prohibited by court order has narrowly avoided going to jail. Rajdeep Kaur Khakh of Abbotsford, B.C.,... Read more »

Only juvenile arthritis specialist in B.C. Interior retires with no replacement

The only doctor in B.C.’s Interior that cares for children with juvenile arthritis has just retired, with no replacement, leaving families like the Ennis’s concerned with how their children will get proper... Read more »

A daily dose (or 2): Curious minds turn to CBD to treat range of ailments

With cannabis now legal in Canada, curious minds are seeking out marijuana-based treatments, like CBD — a compound of cannabis — for treating ongoing medical conditions, with some people even using it to wean... Read more »

Mother of 3-year-old killed by flu shares story, advocates for vaccine

When Caylee Donovan took her three-year-old daughter Gracie to the hospital, worried her fever had lasted for five days, she was sent home. “They just said keep her hydrated, keep trying to... Read more »

20-year-old paralyzed by falling tree during B.C. storm ‘can’t wait to get home’

Alex Higden had a bad feeling. He was working in Pitt Meadows, B.C., on Dec. 20, and the storm was picking up. The weather forecast looked anything but good and wind was blasting... Read more »

Naturopaths still making ‘unacceptable’ number of dubious claims face minimum $500 fines

B.C.’s naturopathic college is promising immediate action against practitioners who make false claims and spread anti-vaccination disinformation after finding an “unacceptable” number of violations of its policies. The regulator says it’s giving... Read more »