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Would you drink water contaminated with copper?

Since August 4th this year, the residents of Likely, BC have had a very unique problem. People lost their jobs, tourists stopped visiting the area, they can peel the skin off of their salmon by simply touching it and they have lost access to some…

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#Healthcare4All – By the Numbers: Why 2 Tiers Divide Without Conquering

What if we cut our number of doctors and surgeons in half? When people propose a dual private-public healthcare system, they’re proposing that we divide up our healthcare professionals – doctors, nurses, specialists – between two systems.

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10 Things We Learned at Changing Gears

This summer, Check Your Head partnered with Kickstand, an East Vancouver cycling resource centre, to host a youth-friendly bike skills event. Missed the event? Here are 10 tips to help you become a more confident and capable cyclist.

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#Healthcare4All – Court case delayed

Simply put, this means we’ve got more time to get ourselves heard! Whether the issue is resolved out of court, or in trial in March, we want to ensure our voices are heard and we end up with a result that benefits us all.

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Why I Love Frozen

There’s still work to be done… but overall, Frozen has done something noteworthy and is a remarkable movie of the Disney princess genre that deals with the traditional constricting stereotypes and assumptions of women.

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#Healthcare4All – Canadian Healthcare Q & A

We all use the Canadian healthcare system, but do we really know how it works? This video isn’t perfect (health care systems are complex), but it does a good job of outlining the system in a short period of time. There are a few points worth highlighting and clarifying, however.

Changing Gears event poster: August 19, 2014 - 6:00PM-9:00PM

Free event: Changing Gears

Learn bike repair & maintenance skills and service your bike at this free, youth-only event. Join us at Kickstand (1739 Venables) on August 19 from 6:00-9:00PM!

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#Healthcare4All – Letter to the Editor

This week, the BC Health Coalition launched a Letter to the Editor campaign. Vik, a member of our #Healthcare4All team, wrote a sample letter for you to draw on for inspiration!

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Big Media and Oil Interests: Polluting Democracy

Good journalism is key to a healthy democracy. In Canada, it’s becoming apparent that the conversation around the environment is being tightly controlled… Such a system means that the voices of corporations, fossil-fuel interests, and climate change contributors are heard over those of our communities.

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#Healthcare4All – Letter to the Editor

As a young person, for-profit healthcare terrifies me. The future of our country and economy is based on having healthy citizens.