B.C. woman cycling across Canada to raise awareness around ovarian cancer

A British Columbian woman has spent the last two months riding across the country to raise awareness around ovarian cancer in honour of her sister, Sheila Rae, who died from the disease in November. It was exactly two months ago…

Manitoba Liberals unveil health-care plan

The Manitoba Liberal party has announced its plan to improve health-care access around the province. At a press conference outside Seven Oaks Hospital on Sunday morning, Liberal leader Dougald Lamont said the new system will merge all regional health authorities…

Montreal woman upset over treatment of brother at long-term care facility

Alma Gibbs frequently visits her older brother at the long-term care residence in the LaSalle hospital. Last week, Gibbs says she witnessed a “deplorable sight,” as her 72-year-old brother’s hands were tied to the hospital gurney. According to medical malpractice…

ONERUN organizers unveil record $208K tally for 2019 campaign

It’s a record-setting achievement for the ONERUN fundraising campaign, aimed at raising money for local cancer patient care programs. ONERUN officials announced Thursday that the 2019 edition of the campaign raised a total of $208,792, a record for the organization.…

‘There is a problem here’: advocates sound alarm over abortion access in Canada

It’s been a few years since a woman — whom we’ll call Joanna — made a 450 km journey across Canada for an abortion.  Joanna asked to remain anonymous because she doesn’t feel safe speaking publicly about her abortion, but…

Physicians launch initiative to recruit more doctors in Antigonish, N.S.

Doctors at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish, N.S., have organized a local initiative to tackle physician recruitment and retention challenges. The initiative also includes community members and stakeholders to help in the effort. “We as a physician group have…

Halifax residents rally against Nova Scotia’s health care ‘crisis’

More than 50 people marched to Province House in downtown Halifax demanding action and change amid what many are calling a health care crisis. “It’s kind of like, if you saw someone on the side of the road that was…

Ontario health minister announces hospital, EMS funding for transport of sick newborns

The Progressive Conservative government announced funding on Thursday to support ambulance transport for Ontario newborns in need of specialized care. During a stop in London, Health Minister Christine Elliott announced the government has earmarked a total of $6.8 million for…