British Columbia

June 9, 2014
Is it in the public interest to ensure that prisoners have access to life saving medication? That was the situation faced by the Community Legal Assistance Society's client. He was denied his HIV...
Keywords: Article , Health, Prisoners' Rights, British Columbia
June 6, 2014
The B.C. auditor general’s recent report, "Disability Assistance: An Audit of Program Access, Integrity and Results", indicates that B.C. adults who have developmental disabilities — such as Down...
Keywords: Article , Disability, Health, British Columbia
May 28, 2014
Several dozen Vancouver lawyers plan to withdraw their services this summer to protest a lack of legal aid funding. At least 100 Vancouver lawyers plan not to take any legal aid clients for five...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Legal Aid, British Columbia
May 27, 2014
B.C. Premier Christy Clark has announced “Ward 10C” at St. Paul’s Hospital will no longer be dedicated to AIDS due to a steady reduction in cases. There’s been a 90% drop in AIDS cases in B.C. since...
Keywords: Article , Health, British Columbia
May 14, 2014
Homelessness is an issue Abbotsford has grappled with for years. But the problem gained a national audience last summer after city workers dumped chicken manure at a homeless camp. Today, figures...
Keywords: Article , British Columbia
May 12, 2014
All British Columbians will be offered a blood test for HIV/AIDS every five years as part of new testing guidelines that are the first of their kind in Canada. Until now, only pregnant women have...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Health, British Columbia
May 9, 2014
Social workers unable to access the government’s child-welfare computer system are being told to check with police to see whether there are prior safety concerns about a family, documents show. A...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Government Policy, Welfare, British Columbia
May 7, 2014
The Opposition Critic for Social Development says a major glitch in the provincial computer system is putting vulnerable children and adults at serious risk. The province’s Integrated Case Management...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Government Policy, Welfare, British Columbia
May 7, 2014
Activist and poet Bud Osborn has passed away. Bud was a founding member of Vancouver Area Network of Drugs Users (VANDU), a group of users and former users who work to improve the lives of people who...
Keywords: Article , Art and Culture, Organizing, British Columbia
May 7, 2014
NDP social development critic Michelle Mungall introduced in the legislature on Tuesday a private members bill that she said aims to fight poverty and improve economic realities for needy people. The...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Welfare, British Columbia
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