‘I didn’t believe this could happen to my mom either, but it did’ Warning: This article contains content some readers will find triggering When Jacquie Bartlett heard her mother’s hushed whisper on the phone, she knew something was wrong. Her normally vivacious mother started calling only when her husband was out of the house they […]
Between the three clinics, over 600 people were vaccinated in early March ZOE DUCKLOW, LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER Mar. 10, 2021 5:30 a.m. Nurse Alexa Bisaillon waits with needle prepped for her next immunization patient at Wakas Community Hall on the Tsulquate Reserve. (Zoë Ducklow photo) Vaccines arrived on the North Island after a long […]
Island’s top doc Dr. Stanwick breaks down the Island’s rising numbers ZOE DUCKLOW, LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER Jan. 26, 2021, 4:00 p.m. Published in Vancouver Island Free Daily. Dr. Bonnie Henry is calling it a precipice, a plateau from which the novel coronavirus could spring upwards, or decline. New cases in B.C. have hovered around […]
Six negative and six positive results were linked to the wrong names on the North Island ZOE DUCKLOW, LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER Dec. 11, 2020 5:30 a.m. Amid a flurry of tests and publicized COVID-19 cases, 12 test results on the North Island were mixed up, causing six people to mistakenly be told they were […]
Forty years ago, one doctor noticed new moms weren’t getting help they needed. It led to a revolution in care. Shaila Misri was finishing her residency at Vancouver General Hospital in 1978, working long hours in the obstetrics ward, when she noticed something troubling. The women who came into the ward with physical problems were […]
It can take decades of research and more than billions of dollars to create a new antibiotic drug. Sometimes, the first step of the process starts underground, deep inside a mountain. I filmed this video with Emily McCarty, and Tim Chaffee and Nathan Griffiths did the editing.
‘For Indigenous people, birth is supposed to be a ceremony,’ says doula from Squamish Nation A woman from the Squamish Nation is leading a resurgence of mother-centred birth care in B.C. by helping start a new Indigenous doula collective which aims to support women in the powerful experience of giving birth. “For Indigenous people, birth […]