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BC Humanist Association poised to sue the City of Parksville over prayer
  • You’re right, it is possible to reject someone’s belief while letting them pray in a public space.

    However, when you tangle the prayer into governance you send a signal that the religious practice will, on some level, inform how the people are governed. And that’s not okay in our society.

  • Ottawa's new paramedic dispatch system launches Wednesday
  • No no. Broken bones would probably be Orange. Some bone breaks are potentially life threatening by themselves (pelvis, femur, and skull/spine obviously), and then if they break through the skin that really changes things. Part of this that the call-taker and dispatcher make an informed assessment on the situation based on the information given over the phone.

    BC uses this exact system and has for some time. However, they haven't implemented Green calls yet so they get lumped into Yellow. An example of a Green call might be more like "I accidentally left my daily medication in my pocket when I was doing laundry and the only pharmacy in town isn't open until 2 days from now and I have no way to get to the hospital by myself".

    Everyone's got different life situations so scenarios like that one really do come up and they do need caring for, but any reasonable person would agree that they're in a different category than "I think I'm having a heart attack"

  • Going to hell? We're already here!

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/13799288

    > Going to hell? We're already here!

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    www.nanaimobulletin.com Body found along Nanaimo’s Millstone River

    Firefighters use rope operation to transport deceased person up embankment

    Body found along Nanaimo’s Millstone River
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    Canada to announce all new cars must be zero emissions by 2035
  • What’s the definition of a “car” here? Do pickups and vans count?

    I bet some set of those will be excluded and if that’s the case this will have a side effect of driving further adoption in those larger vehicles.

  • What podcasts did you listen to the most this year
  • EMS 20/20

    That’s pretty much it. For anyone curious they take user submitted EMS calls and review/critique them. I find it funny as hell but their humor certainly won’t be for everyone. And if you’re not even tangentially working near the EMS field it might not be interesting at all.

  • www.cheknews.ca Atmospheric river storm to bring heavy rain to southern B.C., Environment Canada says

    Elevated ocean water levels near Metro Vancouver, the southern Gulf Islands and Saanich Peninsula are expected to create high astronomical tides.

    Atmospheric river storm to bring heavy rain to southern B.C., Environment Canada says
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    B.C. changes up ambulance staffing for rural communities in bid to boost emergency care
  • This is the biggest staffing level change since the one announced in summer of 2021 that was a direct result of the heat dome fiasco. This one is (mostly) a result of the new contract that was negotiated.

    The shift pattern labels are cryptic and confusing but now many small towns and island communities will have full time at-the-station coverage instead of depending on people wearing a pager and earning $2/hr (and also hoping people are actually willing to work those conditions).

    This is a big win and improvement for these communities.

  • www.cheknews.ca Machete-wielding man arrested at gunpoint in Nanaimo

    RCMP in Nanaimo arrested a man who allegedly brandished a machete while kicking mailboxes on Wednesday afternoon.

    Machete-wielding man arrested at gunpoint in Nanaimo
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    Nanaimo overdose deaths expected to surpass last year's
    www.cheknews.ca 'Every single overdose death is a policy failure': Nanaimo overdose deaths expected to surpass last year's

    Staggering illicit drug death numbers from the B.C Coroners Office has been released just two days before International Overdose Awareness Day.

    'Every single overdose death is a policy failure': Nanaimo overdose deaths expected to surpass last year's
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    What's the Tooth Fairy's going rate these days?

    My little one isn't even teething yet, but my wife and I were talking the other day about what we used to get from the Tooth Fairy when we were kids.

    Has the Tooth Fairy kept up with inflation?

    What are your little ones finding under their pillows?

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