Starla Szarek celebrated her fourth birthday at B.C. Children’s Hospital on Feb. 12 as she prepares for chemotherapy treatments to begin this week. (Contributed)

Birthday girl needs a miracle: Kelowna child prepares for chemo

Starla celebrated her fourth birthday at B.C. Children’s Hopsital

  • Feb 12, 2023


A real wedding in the desert rather than in their living room has given Ashley and Alexander Meyer a new lease on life after his cancer has gone into remission. (Photo by Sheila Drakeley)

Concern for others the primary focus now after cancer-free designation

Alexander Meyer’s dedication leads to paramedic course in Port Alberni


Mona Strelaeff, a Metchosin resident, is the first non-terminally ill person in Canada to be allowed to use psilocybin assisted therapy. (Provided by Spencer Hawkswell)

Island woman’s magic mushroom trauma treatment could be trendsetting

Experts say this could signal the broadening of who can access psilocybin therapy

  • Dec 3, 2020