Monthly Archives: January 2018

Meds to cost much less – The Canadian Press – Jan 29, 2018

CASTANET Jan 30, 2018 A new agreement will see the prices of nearly 70 commonly prescribed generic drugs discounted by up to 90 per cent of their brand name equivalents.The price discounts are to start on April 1 and will more … Continue reading

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January is . . . Alzheimer Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in Canada. It is a progressive and irreversible disease. Sadly, there is no cure – and just as troubling, the number of Canadians who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related … Continue reading

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Addictions Programs and Overdose Rates

A recent article in the Vancouver Sun reported that drug overdoses in BC have more than doubled in 2017. The report states that most victims worked in trades, with a disproportionate number in the construction industry. Report findings show most of … Continue reading

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Top Wellness Trends for 2018

Benefits Canada highlights the top Canadian wellness trends we’ll see in workplaces in 2018.   Read the full article here Mindfulness  Research shows that practicing mindfulness can improve stress management and promote self-care, enabling employees to make better choices both … Continue reading

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Big White Ski Resort Contest – WInner Announcement

On Thursday, December 21st we were able to make this Christmas season very special for one remarkable student – David Hartley!   This year, one special way that we wanted to give back to our great community is to offer, … Continue reading

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BC Finance Minister Carole James announces that MSP rates will be halved in 2018

Medical Service Plan premiums are being cut in half on January 1, 2018 as originally announced by the previous BC Liberal government. On top of the 50 per cent rate cut, the income threshold for full exemption from MSP premiums … Continue reading

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