Board of Directors

Edward Staples – PresidentColin Moss – Vice PresidentPeggy Skelton – Secretary/TreasurerBill Day – DirectorDave Smith – DirectorJohanna Trimble – DirectorLeonard Casley – DirectorPegasis McGauley- DirectorStuart Johnston – liaison with the Rural Coordination Centre of B.C.Jude Kornelsen – liaison with the Centre for Rural Health ResearchTeresa Murphy  – liaison with the BC Health Coalition Staff:Paul Adams […]

The year of the pandemic has busted the myth that Canada values its seniors

Decades of promises to improve the quality of life of elderly Canadians have gone unfulfilled. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the ugly truth. By Christina FrangouNovember 17, 2020 This has been a year of realizing that what we thought was solid ground beneath our collective feet was in fact a cliff that would crumble away […]

Canada’s public health data meltdown

When needed the most, the systems that track health and vaccines were a scattered mess. How Canada went from a world leader in public health technology to laggard. By Justin Ling April 7, 2021 [Excerpt] For weeks, Canadians have been casting their envious eyes to Israel, where more than half the country has been inoculated against […]

The pandemic has exposed Canada’s internet problem

As the crisis drags on, many of us live with web connections too weak for work and study at home By Claire Brownell April 8, 2021 [Excerpt] When Ontario was thrown into its first lockdown in March 2020, the Workshop Dance Studio owner Nancy Morgan moved her classes online. But with a clientele mostly made up […]

Is it OK to mix and match different vaccines?

U.K. trial explores scientific potential of more flexible vaccine rollouts CBC News · Posted: Mar 26, 2021  Does your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine have to be the same brand as your first? Health officials don’t recommend having different types of COVID-19 vaccines for your two shots, but doctors say a unique clinical trial in the United Kingdom could […]

Some family doctors in B.C. now accepting new patients

Some family doctors in B.C. now accepting new patientsPenny Daflos Multi-media journalist, CTV News VancouverJune 27, 2020  VANCOUVER — For the first time in years, if you ask a family doctor in Metro Vancouver if they can take you on as a patient you actually have a good chance of hearing “yes.” Several general practitioners […]