Monthly Archives: November 2018

‘It Took 16 Years’: Health Workers Celebrate Repeal of Devastating BC Liberal Laws

November 21, 2018

From giving up hopes of home ownership to declaring bankruptcy, two bills changed lives. Now, ‘there is a hope.’

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By Andrew MacLeod 19 Nov 2018 | TheTyee.ca
For Catalina Samson, a provincial government decision 16 years ago led to a big pay cut and the death of her dream of owning her own home.
At the time she was working two food services jobs, both unionized, one at a nursing home and one at Vancouver General Hospital.
“I was happy at the time,” Samson said. “I was working well. Everything was in place as a worker. I was really setting my goal toward retirement too.” Read more »

Peter McKenna on Community Health Centers

November 7, 2018

One of the BC Rural Health Network’s community members, Salt Spring Island released two videos, interviewing Peter McKenna, Executive Director of the Rideau Community Health Services in Ontario, Canada.

With many thanks to the Salt Spring Island Community Health Society, and Peter McKenna.

https://youtu.be/jrnPyGPwdHw

https://youtu.be/JiTObivvgTI

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Developing an Improved and Sustainable Health Care Model for Princeton, B.C
Support Our Health Care has released a discussion paper in order to get feedback from the community, politicians and professionals about the state of local healthcare and what the long term solutions should be.
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