Anna Burns

About 17 per cent of British Columbians are currently experiencing a mental illness or substance use issue, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (File photo)

COLUMN: Breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness and PTSD

I always thought only those who were in a war had PTSD. I was wrong.

About 17 per cent of British Columbians are currently experiencing a mental illness or substance use issue, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (File photo)
Members of the Surrey Beavers rugby association participate in the Cloverdale Terry Fox run in 2019. This year the run was held Sept. 18. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

B.C. man ‘will do everything’ to keep Terry Fox’s legacy alive

Bill Vigars, who was Fox’s publicist during historic Marathon of Hope, spoke at SFU Surrey

Members of the Surrey Beavers rugby association participate in the Cloverdale Terry Fox run in 2019. This year the run was held Sept. 18. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Doctor Olumuyiwa Bamgbade has been charged with one count of sexual assault. (Submitted photo: Surrey RCMP)

B.C. anesthesiologist charged with sexual assault

Surrey RCMP released his photo in hopes of helping with the ongoing investigation

Doctor Olumuyiwa Bamgbade has been charged with one count of sexual assault. (Submitted photo: Surrey RCMP)
Const. Britteny George, Ridge Meadows RCMP, with Porter at the BC RCMP headquarters in Surrey on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Newest deployment of B.C. police dogs already sniffing out crime

7 teams from police dog school in Alberta helped Mounties nab suspects last week

Const. Britteny George, Ridge Meadows RCMP, with Porter at the BC RCMP headquarters in Surrey on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Parker Maclellan, left, Arianna Mills and Al Maclellan with their bloodhounds, Hunter, left, Cricket and Tracker. ( Anna Burns photo)

B.C. business uses team of bloodhounds to search for lost pets

Pet Searchers Canada boss started the enterprise when his own dog was lost

Parker Maclellan, left, Arianna Mills and Al Maclellan with their bloodhounds, Hunter, left, Cricket and Tracker. ( Anna Burns photo)
A national school food program is needed, B.C. advocates are urging. (Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion file)

Urgent need for a national school food program in classrooms: B.C. group

The Coalition for Healthy School Food wants the federal government to create a national program.

A national school food program is needed, B.C. advocates are urging. (Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion file)
A new study estimates that 6.3 million Canadians will be diagnosed and living with dementia in the next 30 years (Photo: Alzheimer Society)

Canada could see tripling of people living with dementia in next 30 years: Landmark study

The Alzheimer Society of Canada released a study that predicts triple the number of diagnoses

A new study estimates that 6.3 million Canadians will be diagnosed and living with dementia in the next 30 years (Photo: Alzheimer Society)
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Affordable housing a top priority for voters in municipal election in Metro Vancouver

A survey of Metro Vancouver residents, businesses and politicians show what issues matter most

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A child poses for a photo with a Backpack Buddies bag of food. (Submitted by Backpackbuddies.ca)

B.C. food-aid programs seeing spike in hungry students amid high inflation, grocery costs

The school year began on Sept. 6, after a summer of inflation rates reaching as high as 8 per cent .

A child poses for a photo with a Backpack Buddies bag of food. (Submitted by Backpackbuddies.ca)
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