Minister’s statement on Public Health Week

  • Page Views 529
  • Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, has released the following statement on Public Health Week from April 3-7:

    “This year, and for the first time, B.C. is proclaiming April 3 to 7 Public Health Week. In observance of this week, I recognize and acknowledge the dedication and contribution of all public-health professionals in B.C. who have worked tirelessly to support people and communities in achieving their best health and well-being through what have been some of the most challenging years in our province’s history.

    “I also recognize Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, her team and the BC Centre for Disease Control for their continued leadership and guidance.

    “The recent years have brought multiple public-health crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, toxic drugs and climate emergencies.

    “From the beginning, we have taken preventative, proactive action to better protect people in B.C., and though the emerging health needs of people in our province have rapidly shifted in response to the multiple emergencies, our public-health system is continuing to adapt to meet the needs of people in B.C.

    “Through actions like health promotion, health protection, prevention of disease and injury, population health assessment and surveillance, and public-health emergency management, our public-health professionals have been there for people, working selflessly on the front lines of many public-health emergencies.

    “On behalf of the provincial government, I thank each and every public-health professional in British Columbia for their contribution to helping keep people in our province safe. Thank you.” (

    By Rey Fortaleza


    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 04 April 2024
      2 weeks ago No comment

      Filipinos report racism in Canadian community sports

      Filipinos are likely to experience or witness racism during community sports in Canada. This finding was part of the data released by Statistics Canada following its latest survey of participation and experiences in community sports. The national statistical agency defines “community sports” as “organized sports, including those played in ...

    • 21 March 2024
      1 month ago No comment

      Canada eyes space cooperation with Philippines

      The Philippines held its first space cooperation conference on March 19, 2024 as the country seeks to explore opportunities presented by the heavens. The conference was organized by the Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute for Strategic and International Studies, a Metro Manila-based think-tank; the fledgling Philippine Space Agency; and ...

    • 14 March 2024
      1 month ago No comment

      Mable endorses campaign for Benson Flores marker

      Mable Elmore is supporting the campaign to raise funds for a memorial marker for pioneer immigrant Benson Flores. Elmore is the Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for Vancouver-Kensington, which is also home to Mountain View Cemetery where Flores is buried in an unmarked grave. MLA Elmore ...

    • 07 March 2024
      2 months ago No comment

      Quiboloy church linked to fake marriages in Canada

      Some 100 allegedly fraudulent marriages in Canada are connected to the religious group led by the spiritual adviser of now former Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. This stunning allegation was made on March 5, 2024 by Dindo Maquiling, a former follower of Apollo Quiboloy. Maquiling is a former executive director ...

    • 07 March 2024
      2 months ago No comment

      MP Valdez Visits Vancouver

      Liberal MP Rechie Valdez visited Vancouver to meet with BC Business owners at the Dubai National Air Travel Agency (DNATA) Catering in Richmond recently. The meet and greet was an opportunity for local businesses to dialogue directly with Valdez whose portfolio includes small businesses. The roundtable discussion was led ...

    %d bloggers like this: