Archive for the category "medical"

Vancouver History: St Paul’s Hospital

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The first time I heard of St Paul’s Hospital was when I was talking to my friend (and neighbour) about where we were born. We were about 9 or 10 years old and she told me she was born at St. Paul’s in Vancouver, which seemed strange to me since my brother, sister and I […]

Tulips for Tomorrow 2008

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was a year ago that I first wrote about the Surrey Memorial Hospital‘s Tulips for Tomorrow campaign. Now, 12 months, 100,000 bulbs and $420,000 in donations later, they are initiating the campaign for another season. Your donation will put Surrey in bloom when spring rolls around, and will fund new medical equipment for our […]

Top Story: Check Your Meat, The Listeria Scare

Comments 12 by Rebecca Bollwitt

John and I are huge fans of dinners that consist of sliced meats, cheeses, and gourmet multigrain and rosemary-infused crackers. When we first heard of the tainted meat/listeriosis outbreak (and subsequent recalls) we were slightly concerned. Officially there are 21 confirmed cases [of listeriosis] across Canada, three in BC. Four deaths including one on Vancouver […]

Social Media for Change: Thank Your Donor

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Often when people think of donating to a noble cause they think of dollar signs, however we all have much more to offer our fellow man than cash. Canadian Blood Services has launched a campaign to encourage those who have received blood to share their story and thank their donor through the power of the […]

Vancouver Restaurant Health Standards

Comments 10 by Rebecca Bollwitt

On Saturday night before taking in the Von Bondies show at Richards on Richards, we walked down into Yaletown for a quick pint. Milestones looked packed so we walked about 200 yards past it and stopped it at another restaurant. As the waitress was pouring John’s Guinness into his glass I noticed something and couldn’t […]

How the Smoking Ban is Affecting Vancouverites

Comments 26 by Rebecca Bollwitt

As a follow up to my follow up post about the new smoking regulations in BC, I thought I would focus on the direct impact this is having on Vancouverites. A new province-wide regulation, effective March 31, bans smoking within three metres of those doorways, open windows and air intakes, so people who work in […]