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With rising extreme weather fatalities, communities can be left vulnerable, especially individuals with respiratory issues

April 17th, 2024
The devastating effects of climate change can be seen around the world, and with an increase in extreme weather events, 2023 saw tens of thousands of individual's lives taken too soon, including 9-year-old Carter Vigh...
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Climbing to success: Climb the Wall event raises almost $100,000 to support lung health

March 26th, 2024
On Sunday, March 24th, firefighters from across British Columbia gathered to show their support for lung health at BC Lung Foundation’s annual Climb the Wall fundraising event. Over 180 firefighters took on the stairs...
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Province takes action to prevent sale of nicotine products to youth

February 8th, 2024
A big win in BC! Yesterday, it was announced that the province will require nicotine pouches to be sold only by a pharmacist on a non-prescription basis. The BC Lung Foundation applauds the...
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Protecting Individuals with Lung Disease from RSV

December 4th, 2023
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a common respiratory virus that causes a mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) can pose a...
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Launching Carter's Project, a game-changing, heartfelt initiative

November 6th, 2023
The launch of Carter’s Project, the BC Lung Foundation’s newest, most heartfelt initiative. Here, Foundation President & CEO Christopher Lam, with brave parents Amber and James Vigh, who lost their son nearly...
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Don Davies, MP met with Foundation President & CEO Christopher Lam, and other partners in lung health

October 25th, 2023
Don Davies, MP for Vancouver Kingsway, is a good friend and supporter of the BC Lung Foundation -- and all things to do with healthy breathing.He recently met with Foundation President & CEO Christopher Lam, and...
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Air Quality Advisory for Fort Nelson and Fort St John

September 28th, 2023
Smoke conditions will be variable and localized in Fort Nelson and Fort St John. Precipitation may temporarily improve air quality conditions.For current information about your community – and what to do when wildfire...
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Carter Vigh, nine years old, died July 11, from a severe asthma attack due to wildfire smoke inhalation.

July 24th, 2023
CBC Radio airs What On Earth nationally: yesterday, Foundation President & CEO Chris Lam sat with host Michelle Eliot. Also on the show, Dr. Emily Brigham, assistant professor in the respiratory division at UBC;...
+ More Carter Vigh, nine years old, died July 11, from a severe asthma attack due to wildfire smoke inhalation.

Just in: Breathing Space Newsletter Summer 2023

July 10th, 2023
Thanks to the support of our donors and friends, we're happy to tell you where your precious funds go, and what they do to change the everyday lives of British Columbians. Click here to read the full newsletter....
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An alarming rise in Canadian teen vaping

May 18th, 2023
Teen vaping in Canada is highest in the world. BC Lung Foundation CEO Chris Lam discussed these findings from a recent study with CBC Vancouver's Anita Bathe.   
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