BC Paramedics – Underpaid and Overworked

BC Paramedics are underpaid for the services they provide to the public. A paramedic's average hourly wage in British Columbia is $34. For that money, there's quite a few alternative options. Things like operating heavy machinery, for example, have the potential to be far less frightening, and stressful. Often overlooked is the use of the... Continue Reading →

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B.C.’s rural and remote residents encouraged to take internet speed test

Don't like how fast your internet is? According to one regional district in B.C.'s Interior, you're not alone. Many B.C. towns have expressed worry that federal data on broadband Internet speeds may not accurately reflect the speeds observed in homes, businesses, and other sites, according to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. And, as the CSRD... Continue Reading →

“Hygiene theatre” – COVID-19 cleaning methods that don’t lessen the danger of transmission.

Individuals and institutions across Canada are following the same deep-cleaning and product quarantining practices that were expected at the outbreak's inception. Increased sanitation efforts for all shared surfaces. However, researchers say it's time to go beyond "hygiene theatre," or cleaning practices that give people a false sense of security and safety but are unlikely to... Continue Reading →

Two Pfizer shots effective against variant first identified in India: U.K. study

Covid-19 Vaccine Bottle Mockup by Daniel Schludi According to English health officials, a double dose of COVID-19 vaccinations is virtually as effective against the fast-spreading version of the coronavirus initially detected in India as it is against the prevalent strain in the UK. The data was remarkable, according to Britain's health minister, who expressed increasing optimism... Continue Reading →

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