British Columbia

Groups want provinces to have consistent policies on limiting HIV prosecutions

By Canadian Press
February 4, 2019 - 2:39pm Updated: February 4, 2019 - 3:53pm

VANCOUVER — Advocacy groups are calling on provinces to follow the Justice Department's directive to stop unjustly prosecuting HIV-positive people for not disclosing their status if there is no chance they could transmit the virus to their sexual partners.

First responders gather in B.C. to call for end to stigma in jobs full of trauma

By Canadian Press
January 31, 2019 - 12:44pm Updated: February 1, 2019 - 10:04am

VANCOUVER — Eighteen years as a firefighter had exposed Greg Gauthier to endless trauma but a call involving a tour bus hitting a family triggered his descent into mental illness as intrusive thoughts and sleepless nights became his daily existence.