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LOVE Burgers and Beer

February 10th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in uncategorized - (Comments Off on LOVE Burgers and Beer)

CapturePlease join us at the Wellington Pub this Saturday, February 13. There are incredible silent auction items up for bid, 50/50 draws and more!
The event is on between 4:30 and 7:30 – you can stay later for live music!
Tickets are 15.00 and can be purchased at the event or you can contact us at 250-756-9205 to arrange for pick up.
We’d love to see you there!

It doesn’t ‘get better’ for some bullied LGBT youths

February 13th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on It doesn’t ‘get better’ for some bullied LGBT youths)

Discrimination, harassment and assault of LGBT youths is often very severe, ongoing and leads to lasting mental health problems such as major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, new study says

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Extent of Nanaimo homelessness to become clearer after participation in nationwide survey

February 12th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Extent of Nanaimo homelessness to become clearer after participation in nationwide survey)

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“We want to know if the number of homeless individuals has gotten larger than it used to be. Has it gotten smaller or has it stayed the same and what does that mean?”
Image by Nicholas Pescod, Nanaimo News Bulletin

The extent of the homeless situation in the Harbour City will become clearer in the coming weeks thanks to a nationwide survey initiated by the federal government. Nanaimo was among a handful of communities across Canada that participated in the country’s first-ever co-ordinated Point-in-Time Homeless Count on Tuesday. Organized by the federal government, the count, referred to as a PiT Count, is designed to give communities and the nation as a whole a much better understanding of the homeless situation by surveying those who are living on streets, staying at shelters and in short-term housing.  Read the rest of this article at Nanaimo News Bulletin…

This week on our radio program

February 10th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on This week on our radio program)

“We need more men to stand with women and speak up about this issue”: JR LaRose

February 8th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on “We need more men to stand with women and speak up about this issue”: JR LaRose)

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banner pfrFormer BC Lions football player JR LaRose is a leader in the “Be More Than a Bystander” initiative aimed at increasing awareness and understanding about the impact of men’s violence against women

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Photo gallery: The faces of Victoria, B.C.’s “tent city”

February 7th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Photo gallery: The faces of Victoria, B.C.’s “tent city”)

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Times Colonist photographer Bruce Stotesbury visited the tent city near the Victoria courthouse and spoke with some of the campers about why they were there. Here is what he found.  See this at the Times Colonist…