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B.C. BUDGET: Top 10 things to know

B.C. BUDGET: Top 10 things to know

The 2017/18 B.C. budget bring cuts to MSP premiums, a proposed PST break for business, and increases in public education funding.
B.C. unveils three-year mental health plan

B.C. unveils three-year mental health plan

Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux says rise of young people with mental illness 'a troubling phenomenon'
Equipment fund latest top-up for schools

Equipment fund latest top-up for schools

Latest one-time fund is $29.4 million "student learning grant" for textbooks, equipment and supplies
B.C. transplant specialist says drug overdose organ donors on the rise

B.C. transplant specialist says drug overdose organ donors on the rise

The Canadian Transplant Society said it makes no difference to transplant recipients if an organ comes from someone killed by drug overdose.
B.C. to get $10-million boost to fight opioid crisis

B.C. to get $10-million boost to fight opioid crisis

The federal government announces $65 million across Canada in response to the opioid overdose crisis.
B.C. and Ottawa reach $1.4-billion mental health and home care deal

B.C. and Ottawa reach $1.4-billion mental health and home care deal

The province is the sixth to sign a separate deal after failed attempts to secure a multilateral accord.
UPDATE: Overdose deaths down in January, but risk still ‘extreme’: coroner

UPDATE: Overdose deaths down in January, but risk still ‘extreme’: coroner

An average of seven people died every two days last month, according to the latest numbers.
B.C. government investigates PharmaNet data breach

B.C. government investigates PharmaNet data breach

Prescription drug information of 7,500 people exposed in breaches at four doctors' offices, Health Minister Terry Lake says
B.C. public elementary schools show improvement: Fraser Institute

B.C. public elementary schools show improvement: Fraser Institute

Schools in Mission, Vancouver and Terrace showed marked improvement since 2011/2012
Costly Parkinson’s treatment to be covered for ‘small group’ of British Columbians

Costly Parkinson’s treatment to be covered for ‘small group’ of British Columbians

Health Minister Terry Lake said ‘suitable patients’ will be identified as part of a pilot project.