This is completely accurate.
One time I was at a bus stop downtown and someone had spraypainted “I love my mother” onto the wall.
Beneath it, in tiny letters, was “she loves you too” in sharpie.
oh my god
God bless Canada
Don’t miss your chance. Get vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer…for FREE!
Starting in April 2012, BC is offering a ONE TIME ONLY opportunity for women born in 1991, 1992, or 1993 to get the HPV vaccine, Cervarix®, at no cost. Cervarix® protects against 2 types of human papillomaviruses (HPV), types 16 and 18, which cause most cervical cancers. The vaccine does not protect against HPV types that cause genital warts. Cervarix® has been approved in Canada for females 10 through 25 years of age (inclusive).
The HPV vaccine is given in a series of 3 shots and may be obtained through doctors, pharmacists, youth and sexual health clinics, student health centres and public health units. For complete protection, all 3 doses of the vaccine should be received. If free HPV vaccine is no longer available when you present for your next dose, it will be necessary for you to purchase the vaccine privately at a cost of about $90/dose. Some drug insurance plans may cover the cost. Women who want to receive the HPV vaccine but do not fall into the eligible age range have the option of consulting with their physician or pharmacist about purchasing the vaccine.
It is best to get the HPV vaccine before becoming sexually active and coming in contact with HPV, however, the vaccine is recommended for women who are already sexually active because they may not be infected with HPV and they are unlikely to be infected with both of the types of HPV (16 & 18) contained in the vaccine.
All women, even those who have received the HPV vaccine are encouraged to continue to get regular Pap tests, as the HPV vaccine protects against most but not all cancers of the cervix.
Why get vaccinated?
- Cervical cancer is caused by the HPV virus.
- Cervical cancer can affect young women in their 20s and 30s.
- Every day, 1 Canadian woman dies of cervical cancer.Every year in BC:
- 150 women will get cervical cancer
- 50 women will die from the disease
- 6,000 women will develop high risk changes to the cervix which are precancerous
- 12,000 invasive procedures will be done to stop cancer of the cervix from developingRead a fact sheet about the vaccine and have your HPV Cervarix® vaccine doses recorded by downloading the HealthFile/Immunization Record.For more information on the one-time HPV program for women born in 1991, 1992, or 1993, go to the April 10, 2012 announcement from the BC Centre for Disease Control.For answers to frequently asked questions about the one-time free HPV program for women born 1991-1993, please visit the HPV section of the interactive Q&A.Health care providers, please see the Health Professionals page for more information.
More information on HPV
- MSP HPV Vaccine Codes for Physicians
- Response to Vancouver Sun article about 19-21 program
- HPV Cervarix® PosterPlease reblog this so more people can see!
Research finds that personal experience with mental illness is fairly prevalent [in Canada]. For example, 15 percent of Canadians report that they have been diagnosed by a doctor as being clinically depressed, while significant numbers report experience with many issues associated with mental illness, such as stress (36%) and feelings of helplessness or worthlessness (23%).
It would be reasonable to assume that attitudes in the US are similar.
“I’m a Canadian.
We’re a quiet bunch; prone to enjoying hockey, drinking stronger beer than our friends south of the border, and lovers of fries smothered in cheese curds and gravy.
We also, apparently, have an inferiority complex when it comes to being evil dirt bags, because we’ve decided to pass our very own version of SOPA up here.
Meet Bill-C11. Formerly Bill C-32. (I think they thought if they made the number lower people would care less about it?)
But, as innocuous as it sounds, C-11 does a whole lot that SOPA did with a few extra twists you might not find in the Wikipedia write-up.
Like your PVR? You can’t keep it under C-11.
Like ripping CDs to your iPod? Say bye-bye.
Hey, do you want to be able to unlock your $500 smartphone and take it to a provider less dedicated to violating your wallet? That won’t be allowed either.
Did you get accused of internet piracy but no evidence has been presented and a trial date hasn’t even been set? Under C-11 your ISP will now be forced to terminate your internet access.
And people say that governments can’t be bought.
There are only 14 days left people. Get active.”
Send a letter to your Member of Parliament now. The letters are prewritten, you just need to click send.
Come on non-Canadian people, please signal boost this for your Canadian friends.
help us polite canucks please :)
“So if the past five years seem a peculiarly ugly, depressing episode in our nation’s political history, it is not because Stephen Harper is unusually unencumbered by principle. Rather, it is the absence of compensating achievement that distinguishes his tenure—if by achievement you mean something more than simply holding onto power. Scoundrels our past prime ministers may have been, but scoundrels with a purpose. Harper’s record, by contrast, is rare in its combination of longevity and vapidity. Seldom has a government lasted so long that did so little.”
the worst part is, it doesn’t seem like it’s going to change anytime soon. unless something drastic happens in the next few months, we’re still looking at another minority government i hate everyone
Vapid and depressing is right. We have a severe lack of electable people in power.
Personally I can’t get over the fact that if Harper had been in power in 2003, we might have taken part in the Iraq war. Which would have turned out excellently, of course.
An alarmingly accurate depiction that echoes my own relationship with Canadian history.