• Man dies in B.C. town waiting for health care near ambulance station
    For the second time in less than a month, a resident of Ashcroft, B.C., died while waiting for health care. Mayor Barbara Roden told reporters a man was walking his dog Sunday morning when he had a heart attack. The man was within sight of the local ambulance station, but the closest paramedics were about
  • Vancouver emergency room cutting hours to relieve pressure on staff
    Due to mounting pressures on staff, the emergency department at Vancouver’s UBC Hospital will be scaling back its hours starting Tuesday. The doors will close at 8 p.m. instead of 10 p.m. every night, the health authority announced in a statement issued Monday. “Increasing patient arrival volumes, especially at the end of the day, has meant
  • Anne Heche legally dead, remains on life support for donor evaluation
    Anne Heche remains on life support and under evaluation for organ donation after a car crash that led to her brain death, a representative for the actor said Friday. Under current California law, death can be determined by the loss of all brain function and in accordance with accepted medical standards. While Heche is legally
  • Excitement in B.C. Indigenous communities as salmon get past Fraser River slide zone
    Thousands of migrating sockeye and chinook salmon appear to be making it through a massive slide area on the Fraser River on their way to spawn in central British Columbia. Fisheries and Oceans Canada says 280,000 salmon have already been counted above the slide site north of Lillooet, contrasting greatly from three years ago when
  • Route closed in both directions due to mudslides
    A stretch of B.C. highway was closed overnight in both directions due to mudslides in the area. The province’s Transportation Ministry said Highway 1 was closed between Highway 12 and Highway 8, between Spences Bridge and Lytton, with no detour available. The first notice was shared at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Thursday morning, the alert