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TELUS Tour for the Cure arrives in Prince George

July 12, 2006
HSA members are invited to attend the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure in Prince George on Saturday, July 15 at 11 a.m. at the Pine Centre Mall. The TELUS Tour for the Cure is an informative and interactive exhibit that will travel to communities across British Columbia over the next eight months to promote the value and importance of breast health and mammography screening.  The Tour is part of a campaign by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to help women detect smaller tumors earlier.

Agreement reached for transferred Cardiology Technologists

July 11, 2006
TheHealth Science Professional Bargaining Association (HSPBA) has reachedagreement with the Health Employers Association of British Columbia concerningthe terms of transfer for Cardiology Technologists. Theagreement is effective February 22, 2006 ... the date the Labour Relations Boarddetermined that Cardiology Technologists, including ElectrodiagnosticTechnologists, are in the Health Science Professional bargaining unit and arerepresented by HSA.

HSA Runs for the Cure: Join the team today!

June 28, 2006
HSA has formed a provincial team to participate in the Run for the Cure, to be held Sunday, October 1 across Canada and in ten communities across B.C.: Abbotford/Fraser Valley, Castlegar, Golden, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Port McNeill, Prince George, Vancouver, and Victoria.Family, friends and colleagues are welcome to join the Health Sciences Association team.

BC ministry of health faces challenge

June 27, 2006
On the day that Gordon Campbell visited Surrey with an announcement of a new -outpatient centre\" to augment health care services in that city ... widely speculated to be the most bold introduction of private health care into our system ... the government\s strongest and most effective advocate for thoughtful, managed and successful public health care reform threw in the towel.

HSA President Cindy Stewart to open TELUS Tour for the Cure in Kelowna

June 20, 2006
"Please note date and time change" HSA members are invited to join HSA President Cindy Stewart at the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure at Kelownas Orchard Park Shopping Centre Wednesday, June 21 at 12 noon.

Join the Walk for Peace, Justice and Sustainability, Saturday, June 24, 2006

June 20, 2006
The HSA Committee for Equality and Social Action (CESA) is urging all HSA members in the Lower Mainland to participate in this years Walk for Peace, Justice and Sustainability on Saturday, June 24 in Vancouver.  The walk is being held in conjunction with the World Peace Forum which was enthusiastically endorsed by delegates to HSAs 2006 annual convention in April. HSA members will gather at 12:00 noon at Canada Place, in front of the Convention Centre (-the sails") on the Stanley Park side.  Look for the HSA flags!

Town Hall meeting tonight

June 7, 2006
Important meeting tonight on the future of health care in Comox and Courtenay. Download PDF poster here.  

Telus Tour for the Cure arrives in Penticton

June 7, 2006
HSA members are invited to attend the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure in Penticton on Wednesday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre. The TELUS Tour for the Cure is an informative and interactive exhibit that will travel to communities across British Columbia over the next eight months to promote the value and importance of breast health and mammography screening.  The Tour is part of a campaign by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to help women detect smaller tumors earlier.

New health centre for the North Shore: better care for patients or bigger bucks for developers?

June 6, 2006
Wednesday, June 14 7:30-9:30 PM Royal Canadian Legion123 West 15th (at Lonsdale), North Vancouver Come hear whats right and whats wrong about the planned -Primary Access Health Care Centre" to be built and owned by private developers on the grounds of Lions Gate Hospital. Speakers ... Richard Neal and Mary-Ann Abbs, BC Health Coalition Come out and give your views Sponsored by North Shore Health CoalitionFor more information contact: Becy Seet 604-828-0155

Labour Peace Forum to feature international speakers

June 1, 2006
The Labour Peace Forum, taking place at the University of B.C. June 25 and 26, will feature discussion about trade unions' experiences in the peace movement around the world.