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Survey probes B.C.’s seniors care homes

Privacy, dignity, food quality among questions of Seniors Advocate (with VIDEO)

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What was your best car?

    Senior home survey seeks volunteers

    Volunteers to ask seniors about staff, food, privacy, medications and other conditions in residential care

    • Aug 26th, 2016

    Collector program expanding to ‘muscle cars’

    Collector plates will be available next year for modified as well as stock cars made between 1958 and 1974

    B.C. DAY TRIVIA QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

    B.C. Day, on Monday, Aug. 1, is an opportunity to celebrate this spectacular province. See how well you know British Columbia.

    Provincial campsite rush mostly B.C. residents

    Few BC Parks bookings going to commercial operators, solution is more campsite spaces, Environment Minister Mary Polak says

    Video links grow as rural health care shrinks

    Small communities have more than 400 doctor vacancies, with 'telehealth' and visiting specialists filling gaps

    CANADA DAY QUIZ: How well do you know Canadian trivia?

    In honour of Canada's 149th birthday, we have compiled some Canadian trivia questions. How many can you answer?

    Where’s the beef. You’d be surprised

    Former Sooke resident pens book on fraudulent food practices

    • Jun 5th, 2016

    Child care spaces funded for 30 BC communities

    1,800 new spaces in 30 communities to start construction this fall, minister Stephanie Cadieux says

    Free fishing lessons for kids [with video]

    Learn to Fish program offers instruction and loaner equipment to help children aged 5 to 15 catch a trout

    • Jun 1st, 2016

    Cross-Canada ride to encourage organ donation

    Gift From Within aims to register 1,000 more registered donors and raise money for the Canadian Transplant Association

    Outdoors rooms: blending purpose and self expression

    Sooke Garden clubs discuss outdoors room at its May 25 meeting

    • May 16th, 2016

    Talking stick tradition comes to B.C. legislature [with video]

    Totem symbolizes Coast Salish tradition of respectful listening, with little effect on ill-tempered debate in Victoria

    B.C. hunting licences go online

    Online option now available for licences, paper version of limited entry hunting applications phased out for 2017

    • Apr 28th, 2016

    ‘Bear jams’ on B.C. highways bad for people, animals [with video]

    Conservation officers have 300 bear conflict calls so far this month, with roadside bear viewing, feeding among problems

    Seniors may miss out at tax time

    Guaranteed Income Supplement, rental assistance and discount bus pass depend on Canada Revenue Agency filing

    Single parent employment growing

    Up to 100 income assistance clients a week signing up for job training, child care and transportation, minister Michelle Stilwell says

    Directory compares B.C. seniors’ homes

    Health and recreation services compiled for 292 publicly funded facilities, as well as 'serious adverse events'

    • Mar 30th, 2016