B.C.-led lawsuit nets $150M proposed settlement with Purdue Pharma over opioid harms

A proposed $150-million settlement with Purdue Pharma Canada covering all provinces and territories has been reached for the recovery of health-care costs related to the sale and marketing of opioid-based pain medication.British Columbia Attorney General David Eby said Wednesday that...

Hundreds died because they couldn’t escape B.C.’s extreme heat. Alerts wouldn’t have saved them, advocates say

Our planet is changing. So is our journalism. This story is part of a CBC News initiative entitled "Our Changing Planet" to show and explain the effects of climate change. Keep up with the latest news on our Climate and Environment...

Coroner’s report on B.C. heat-dome deaths calls for greater support for populations at risk

A new B.C. Coroners Service report examining last year's heat dome calls for greater support for populations at risk during extreme heat emergencies.The report also highlighted a lag between the issuing of heat alerts by Environment Canada and the public response.Temperatures surpassed 40...

B.C. man among first Canadians approved for COVID-19 vaccine injury payout

In the year since he became partially paralyzed, Ross Wightman has kept his focus on small victories — from getting up the stairs unassisted, to going for a solo walk near his rural B.C. home.But the biggest win came in the...

Naturopaths, chiropractors least vaccinated of all B.C. health professionals, province says

Naturopathic physicians have by far the lowest rate of COVID-19 vaccination of all regulated health practitioners in British Columbia at just 69.2 per cent, followed by chiropractors at 78.1 per cent and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists at 79...

Historian’s research on coroners’ inquests in B.C. gives chilling glimpse into criminalization of abortion

In October 1921, a woman named Margaret Robertson lay dying in Vancouver General Hospital from a failed abortion induced by slippery elm bark.A police detective showed up — the second time he had come to grill her for the name...

Possible cases of childhood hepatitis remains in ‘single digits’ in Canada: B.C. provincial health officer

British Columbia's provincial health officer says all 17 pediatric hospitals across the country are looking out for an "unusual" childhood liver disease but the number of possible cases remains in the single digits.Dr. Bonnie Henry told reporters none of the...

I’m a radio journalist who is passionate about sound. Now I’m losing my hearing

This First Person article is from Jennifer Chrumka, a radio journalist based in Kamloops, B.C. For more information about CBC's First Person stories, please see the FAQ.It was a cool morning early last spring and I was interviewing a rancher about...

Horgan says B.C. at ‘good point’ in COVID-19 pandemic, but expert skeptical

B.C. Premier John Horgan said Sunday that the province is currently at a "good point" with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one expert says there is little data to back up his comment.Horgan was interviewed on CBC's Rosemary Barton Live, where...

An actor, a hockey reporter, a 12-year-old: These are some victims of B.C.’s toxic drug crisis

Six years ago, Dr. Perry Kendall — then B.C.'s chief public health officer — declared a public health emergency due to the escalating number of overdose deaths in the province.Talking recently about the announcement, Kendall said it was "meant to bring public and...
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