BC’s surgery wait times are still rising, while a Victoria company says private facilities have a part to play

Private care has been touted as a solution to surgery wait times. But some say it could be at the cost of public health care


Metchosin’s fire department doesn’t hear about all emergency calls within their area anymore. Here’s why

by Aaron Guillen
Apr 27, 2021

Residents and fire chief urging the Ministry of Health and BCEHS to reconsider the current dispatching system


Five years into the overdose crisis, Victoria's street drugs are stronger than ever

By Nina Grossman
Apr 26, 2021

In the absence of widespread safe supply, drug checking is saving lives


Many BC midwives had already reached their breaking point—then came COVID

The pandemic is only the latest pressure on the people who deliver a quarter of BC babies. Many are looking at the door.


Two bucks an hour: pay for many BC paramedics stuck in a previous era

Many BC paramedics are paid on a system that only pays if they get a call—and they say it's driving people away


The Vancouver Island doctor shortage, explained

By Sol Dolor
Oct 23, 2020

Thousands of Islanders have virtually no prospect of finding a primary physician, but the solution may not be more doctors


Why Canada Doesn't Allow Private Healthcare

By Tristin Hopper
Nov 21, 2019

As a B.C. lawsuit to legalize private healthcare wraps up this week, we review how it got this way