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A massage can help systems in the body

Massage can lead to decreased chronic pain due to the increased release of endorphins in your body. Massage has specific effects on the different organ systems of the body. It helps by keeping the organ tissues healthy and enhances healing to improve the function of the system as a whole. There are 11 major organ ... Read More »

Editorial Opinion

Ranking high on health can help keep the pressure down With the days growing longer, warm air blowing in and the Easter weekend upon us, it’s amazing to think of all the outdoor activities readily available to us. Meanwhile, our friends and relatives across the country are still shovelling out from Old Man Winter’s wrath. ... Read More »

St. Mary’s grows

‘Outstanding’ and ‘innovative’ were some of the words that came to mind for those St. Mary’s Hospital/Health Care Auxiliary members who were lucky enough to have a tour of the new hospital expansion last weekend, led by Debbie Tucker, Project Co-ordinator. The outside design of the building was made to resemble Salish cedar weaving. Each ... Read More »

Two workshops to get you growing

With signs of spring popping up like weeds, the time is ripe for planning a vegetable garden and starting or renovating your compost. The Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden will offer two workshops in March, ‘Composting with Catherine Dale on Sunday, March 10 at 1 pm, and ‘How We Grow so Many Vegetables’ on Sunday, March ... Read More »

Redevelopment of BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals move ahead with plans

The next phase of the BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals redevelopment project is moving ahead with the evaluation of proponents who responded to the Request for Qualifications to build a new Acute Care Centre. “The new Acute Care Centre will have an expanded neonatal intensive care unit, additional inpatient beds and a larger emergency ... Read More »

Acquiring better job seeking skills helps to tighten wage inequalities

Progress has been made, but there are still challenges and barriers that remain International Women’s Day acknowledges women’s rights and our efforts toward international peace through ending violence against each other. It is also a day to celebrate the progress toward equality for women and their full participation in all aspects of life. Progress has ... Read More »

Linwood House offers a place for those who need to heal

The goal is to help save young girls Linwood House is an amazing home in upper Roberts Creek that has transformed into a retreat centre for the tired, the broken and the lonely. Many are women from the lower East side of Vancouver who are looking to change and need a place to rest and ... Read More »

‘Home is Best’ program for seniors

Regional health authorities will receive up to $50 million annually over the next three years for targeted primary and community care programs to better support patients and their families. The community-based programs will be tailored to local needs, with a focus on enhancing supports available for patients with complex chronic conditions, those with mental-health and ... Read More »

Gibsons Recycling awarded Best Green Business

Gibsons Recycling Depot was nominated for Small Business BC’s Best Green Business award. There was an online voting component for about 170 businesses that were nominated. Once selected in the top ten, Gibsons Recycling Depot had to create a presentation on why they should win, which included past accomplishments and demonstrated how they manage their ... Read More »

Editorial Opinion

Feel like getting dirty? After seeing March come in like a lion, with those torrential downpours and extremely high winds, it was amazing how quickly things calmed down once the sun popped out. Immediately folks could be seen strolling about town, sitting on park benches, and the local garden store had a big line-up for ... Read More »

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