e-know.ca: Cranbrook medical clinics are looking to hire at least eight family physicians in the next two to 12 months. The EK Division of Family Practice, a non-profit society that supports family physicians in meeting community health care needs, recently received funding support from the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK), once again, for physician recruitment work throughout the East Kootenay. While very grateful for this foundational funding, those funds only begin to meet the need in attracting new GPs to practice here. There’s a bigger problem.
Coast Reporter: Since the Dear Coastal Neighbour one-way letter-writing campaign launched in May, more than 50 creative and thoughtful letters have been submitted for community distribution to health-care workers, grocery store staff, seniors, and coastal neighbours in general. Letter writing is slow, thoughtful and personal, and each letter represents an opportunity to spark joy and strengthen social connectedness by providing a small, personal, non-digital message.
Burnaby to look at training warming centre staff in overdose response
Powell River Peak: Burnaby city staff will be studying potential naloxone and overdose prevention training at the city’s warming centres after a request by an overdose crisis working group that the training and resources be put in place at the centres. The Burnaby Community Action Team (BCAT) on the Overdose Crisis penned a letter to council in late May with two calls to action for the city, including providing overdose response training and supplies to warming centre staff.