VANCOUVER—Had Al Fowler known more about his rights before enrolling in B.C.'s methadone treatment program in 2010, he may have avoided what he describes as a two-year “horror show” while living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
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VANCOUVER—Lynn Cooper wanted to be an urban planner as a university student.
But her dream came to an abrupt end with a workplace accident—sentencing her to a life of curtailed ambitions and chronic pain.
Thirty years later, Cooper said it's hard for anyone who hasn't experienced long-lasting pain to understand what it's like.
VANCOUVER—A self-styled champion of privatized health care is bringing his fight to British Columbia Supreme Court on Tuesday for the start of a months-long trial he says is about patients’ access to affordable treatment.
His opponents, meanwhile, accuse him of trying to gut the core of Canada’s medical system.
VANCOUVER—Life-insurance providers have told the federal government its members are willing to lift the standard two-year exemption for suicides and pay out policies on people who end their lives through physician-assisted death, says the head of the industry’s professional association.
VANCOUVER—Reserve schools are failing Canada’s aboriginal students and there is no quick-and-easy fix, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.
A study released today by the research group found that only four-of-10 young adults living on reserves across the country have finished high school.
VANCOUVER—The eureka moment for a B.C. prostate cancer researcher came when she saw photos of drastically-shrunken tumours in mice she’d treated with a promising new drug.
“I remember running around the building and showing everyone those photographs in sheer delight,” Dr. Marianne Sadar said about that day in 2006.