Terry Lake

B.C. Will Reward You With 'Healthy' Loyalty Points

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Hit the gym, earn points.

Three of the B.C. Government's Favourite Words: Out Of Scope

Dermod Travis | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

It just got messy. Independent public inquiry kind of messy.

B.C. Health Minister Asks For Probe Into Controversial Firings

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada British Columbia

One researcher Roderick MacIsaac committed suicide after he was fired in 2012.

Another B.C. Nurse Attacked By Psychiatric Patient

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia

This is the second serious assault in four months at the Hillside Centre.

5 New Year's Resolutions For B.C.'s Politicians

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

In the spirit of giving, here are five ideas for B.C.'s politicians to consider as they set their resolutions for 2015.

Old Riverview Hospital Will Host New Addiction Rehab Spaces

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia

COQUITLAM, B.C. - What was once the home for Metro Vancouver's mentally ill will soon be the location of a rehabilitation and recovery program for tho...

Riverview Hospital To Get 40 New Beds For Addiction Rehab

CBC | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Health Minister Terry Lake has announced the addition of 40 new beds at Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam, B.C. to assist in the addiction recovery of t...

B.C. Government And Pharma, Too Cozy For Comfort

Dermod Travis | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Make no mistake: drugs are big business, even the behind-the-counter kind.

B.C. Gov't Apologizes For Firing Worker Who Committed Suicide

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The allegations were serious, a stern-faced British Columbia health minister announcing that seven employees had been fired and the RCMP ha...

B.C. Addictions Research, Treatment Gets $3M Boost

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government is boosting funding for addictions research and treatment in the province, with money directed at testing ...

B.C. Wants Routine HIV Tests For Adults

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Once labelled absurd, the idea of mass testing of adults for HIV and AIDS is now part of the routine in British Columbia, proving the provi...

B.C. Town Has No Doctor

CP | Kamloops This Week, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

LOGAN LAKE, B.C. - When Dr. Uzair Sheik turns out the lights at his rural British Columbia family practice at the end of this week, the town will be w...

B.C.'s Million Dollar Mental Health Plan

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government is promising immediate action to help some of the province's most difficult patients, those with both ment...

Lake Requests Fraser Health Review

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's fastest-growing health authority has failed to manage its budget three years in a row, prompting the health minister to ...

Health Care Agreement Draws On Tradition

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - First Nations leaders celebrated a landmark health-care accord with the provincial and federal governments at a ceremony today in Vancouve...

Health Minister Defends Hospital Discharges

CBC | Posted 12.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Health Minister Terry Lake defended B.C.'s hospital discharge and patient care quality review systems, after CBC News highlighted cases of senior...

Secret Pay Raise Scandal Dogs New Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake says he is looking for answers around how a top level health bureaucrat was able to approve pay increases f...

We Didn't Approve Those Other Pay Raises

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's minister of health says the board of directors that oversees one of the province's six health authorities did not approv...

No Candidates Live In This Riding

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - It's totally within provincial election rules, but it's still a rare situation in the riding of Kamloops-North Thompson because none ...

B.C. Extends Clean Energy Incentive

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government has extended its clean energy vehicle incentive program for another year.Environment Minister Terry Lake m...

Minister Talks Oil Spills With Industry

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government is considering establishing an industry-backed fund to cover the clean-up costs of environmental spills on...

B.C. Steps Up To Protect Caribou

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The B.C. government is promising to protect 90 per cent of the winter habitat for the northern Caribou, which are considered threatened und...

B.C. Wants More

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2012 | Canada Business

British Columbia's demands for a greater share of revenue and better spill response from Enbridge Inc. (TSX: ENB) should the proposed Northern Gateway...

B.C. Demands Its 'Fair Share'

CBC | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada Business

The B.C. government wants to renegotiate a "fair share" of the benefits from Enbridge's Northern Gateway Project as one of five new requirements all n...

Pipeline Spill Report Raises Alarm Bells In B.C.

CBC | Posted 09.09.2012 | Canada Business

A U.S. government report indicating Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Inc. knew about cracks that led to a 2010 leak of more than three million litre...