Cole Derry started his second round of dialysis April 4, 2022. (Cole's Kidney Journey Facebook photo)

North Okanagan man needing 2nd kidney gets behind Green Shirt Day

#LoganBouletEffect marked April 7 after Humboldt Bronco’s decision to be an organ donor saves 6 lives

Cole Derry started his second round of dialysis April 4, 2022. (Cole's Kidney Journey Facebook photo)
Registered nurse Stephanie Flores, who has been redeployed from the operating room to the intensive care unit, looks out the window in the ICU at the Humber River Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on April 13, 2021. Groups representing health-care workers say they want the federal budget to include a small amount of money to create a plan to address staffing issues. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Health workers have a small budget request to tackle the Canadian care crisis: a plan

Health workers have reduced their hours and left the industry in droves

Registered nurse Stephanie Flores, who has been redeployed from the operating room to the intensive care unit, looks out the window in the ICU at the Humber River Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on April 13, 2021. Groups representing health-care workers say they want the federal budget to include a small amount of money to create a plan to address staffing issues. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A woman pulls up her mask to get her throat swab at a coronavirus testing site near residential buildings, Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

WHO: COVID cases and deaths continue to fall globally

U.N. health agency said confirmed coronavirus infections were down in all regions of the world

A woman pulls up her mask to get her throat swab at a coronavirus testing site near residential buildings, Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
University of British Columbia sociology professor, Kimberly Huyser, has been studying the impact of social factors on Indigenous people’s health throughout the pandemic. (UBC website)

Social factors make Indigenous people more vulnerable to COVID, says B.C. professor

Poor access to health care, lack of clean drinking water, among factors

University of British Columbia sociology professor, Kimberly Huyser, has been studying the impact of social factors on Indigenous people’s health throughout the pandemic. (UBC website)
Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Future waves of COVID-19 likely as Canada undergoes “period of transition”: Tam

Progress will not be linear, bumps likely along the way, chief health officer says

Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A doctor wears a stethoscope around his neck as he tends to patients in his office in Illinois on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia says it has suspended a doctor from practising while it completes an investigation into allegations that he sidestepped COVID-19 public health orders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jeff Roberson

B.C. doctor alleged to have circumvented COVID-19 regulations suspended during probe

Interim order affects Dr. Stephen Malthouse, a family practitioner on Denman Island

A doctor wears a stethoscope around his neck as he tends to patients in his office in Illinois on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia says it has suspended a doctor from practising while it completes an investigation into allegations that he sidestepped COVID-19 public health orders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jeff Roberson
Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)

Stem cell match found for B.C. infant with rare blood disorder

Family of Arend Bothma to meet with transplant team in coming weeks

Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)
Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos rises during Question Period in Ottawa, Thursday, March 24, 2022. Duclos held a press conference Friday to announce new support for health care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Feds commit another $2B to provinces to address health backlogs caused by COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic hospitals across the country had to delay non-emergency procedures

Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos rises during Question Period in Ottawa, Thursday, March 24, 2022. Duclos held a press conference Friday to announce new support for health care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
(Photo submitted).

Health Canada recalls certain B.C. oysters due to norovirus contamination

Stellar Bay’s Kusshi oysters and Stellar Bay Gold have been recalled by Health Canada

(Photo submitted).
Larisa Bothma is hoping to find a matching donor who can provide stem cells to son Arend who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. family seeking stem cell match for baby with rare blood disorder

Transplant only cure for nine-month-old’s chronic Granulomatous disease

Larisa Bothma is hoping to find a matching donor who can provide stem cells to son Arend who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Bev Pausche poses for a photograph in West Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, March 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Can’t we have lives too?’: High-risk Canadians feel forgotten as COVID rules lift

Experts and disability activists say it’s a familiar disappointment after 2 years of the pandemic

Bev Pausche poses for a photograph in West Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, March 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An announcement of increased substance use and mental health supports for Vernon drew a large crowd of dignitaries at the Health Unit Monday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Substance-use services, mental health support increased in Okanagan

19 full-time positions added, youth support, counselling, expansion of other services

An announcement of increased substance use and mental health supports for Vernon drew a large crowd of dignitaries at the Health Unit Monday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A Kamloops woman has sued Interior Health claiming surgeons at Vernon Jubilee Hospital operated on the wrong ankle in March 2020. (File photo)

Kamloops woman sues after surgery done on wrong ankle at Vernon hospital

The woman is suing Interior Health, two surgeons for negligence, breach of contract

A Kamloops woman has sued Interior Health claiming surgeons at Vernon Jubilee Hospital operated on the wrong ankle in March 2020. (File photo)
Jazmin Paquette from Abbotsford is about to have both legs amputated due to compartment syndrome. She is hoping for some financial help to allow her father to be there for the surgery. (Jazmin Mowers photo)

Abbotsford woman preparing for life without legs, hoping for support

‘Please take this pain away, I’m done. Please take my legs.’

Jazmin Paquette from Abbotsford is about to have both legs amputated due to compartment syndrome. She is hoping for some financial help to allow her father to be there for the surgery. (Jazmin Mowers photo)
Cowichan Bulldogs and Saanich Wolverines clash in Vancouver Island peewee football semifinal at Duncan’s McAdam Park. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

B.C.-backed study finds smaller head impacts can accumulate over youth football season

15 American male youth football players monitored using neuro-technology developed in Surrey

Cowichan Bulldogs and Saanich Wolverines clash in Vancouver Island peewee football semifinal at Duncan’s McAdam Park. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A man waits to enter the Safeworks supervised consumption site at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta in talks to open overdose prevention sites

New operations in Clagary and Edmonton expected to replace Calgary’s only supervised consumption site

A man waits to enter the Safeworks supervised consumption site at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
New Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping takes his mask off to give a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta to spend $300M on new critical care beds

$100 million of that will be spent this year to create 50 permanent ICU beds

New Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping takes his mask off to give a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
North Okanagan resident Jen Kirkland (right) at a children’s hospital in Brasov, Romania, where she volunteered helping sick children in September 2021. (Submitted photo)

North Okanagan woman travelling to Romania to help children

Jen Kirkland is dedicated to caring for underprivileged children, no matter how far away they might be

North Okanagan resident Jen Kirkland (right) at a children’s hospital in Brasov, Romania, where she volunteered helping sick children in September 2021. (Submitted photo)
Alberta Lt.-Gov. Salma Lakhani is pictured in Edmonton on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Alberta’s United Conservative government is getting ready for a speech from the throne to open a legislative session. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta aiming to double private surgeries in public health-care system

Jason Kenney aims to boost number of private operations to 30 per cent over two years,

Alberta Lt.-Gov. Salma Lakhani is pictured in Edmonton on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Alberta’s United Conservative government is getting ready for a speech from the throne to open a legislative session. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Qualicum First Nations chief Michael Recalma is grateful for Qualicum Beach councillor Scott Harrison (inset) for donating his kidney to him. (Submitted photo)

B.C. town councillor to donate kidney to Qualicum First Nation Chief

‘I really can’t express the feeling, because it’s such a gift and a sacrifice’

Qualicum First Nations chief Michael Recalma is grateful for Qualicum Beach councillor Scott Harrison (inset) for donating his kidney to him. (Submitted photo)