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Cartoon: Staffing issues

Tax-scam phone calls on rise in B.C., poll finds

Tax-scam phone calls on rise in B.C., poll finds

Half of B.C.’s mobile phone users say they have received calls from an individual purporting to represent a government entity like the Canada Revenue Agency – a 15-point increase since 2019.
Viewpoint: Families are essential to residents in long-term care

Viewpoint: Families are essential to residents in long-term care

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Letter: Take a breather on building new fire hall

Letter: Take a breather on building new fire hall

There’s a limit to what our residents, the majority of whom are seniors, can afford, as our taxes, cost of fuel, heating (especially this winter) and food continue to rise. ~ Helen Evans
Should university instructors disclose mental health conditions? It's complicated

Should university instructors disclose mental health conditions? It's complicated

The pandemic has introduced a new context for university instructors navigating boundaries and responsibilities around their students’ and their own well-being and mental health
10 ways to help lonely loved ones in long-term care homes, according to an LTC worker

10 ways to help lonely loved ones in long-term care homes, according to an LTC worker

As people living in long-term care homes brave another lockdown, communication is key and the presence of family members (virtually or through the window) is needed
Artificial intelligence can discriminate on the basis of race and gender, and also age

Artificial intelligence can discriminate on the basis of race and gender, and also age

Algorithms have been shown to discriminate on the basis of race and gender. Studying age-related discrimination is essential to develop more equitable AI systems and technologies
Letter: Natural gas is not carbon free

Letter: Natural gas is not carbon free

Rather than face the hard task of significantly lowering greenhouse gas emissions, our governments have hidden behind half-truths and weak legislation, while investing in fossil fuels. ~ Cecil Michaels
Canada's pandemic recovery urgently needs a national school meal program

Canada's pandemic recovery urgently needs a national school meal program

The time is ripe to develop federal-provincial/territorial accords towards implementing a national school nutritious meal program
Conversations about consent need to start early, and parents need to get comfortable with it

Conversations about consent need to start early, and parents need to get comfortable with it

As a society, we must shift our collective culture away from a silent complacency around interpersonal trauma and towards intentionally working to prevent it