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Taking on The West Coast Trail

February 01, 2022
Audra Fediurek found herself in the middle of the summer's record-setting heat wave last July. She was hiking alongside the seashore with her husband, with no shade in sight and no nearby exits. Audra is HEABC's Vice-President, Human Resource Strategies and Services; her portfolio includes Health Match BC. She is also a weekend adventurer. Audra and her husband had decided to take on the West Coast Trail, a multi-day trip, as part of their summer vacation. 

Employment Opportunities in Nanaimo, BC

December 02, 2021

Nanaimo is a vibrant city on the East Coast of Vancouver Island. A place for fun outdoor adventures and a sense of community while also not being too far away from the big cities, both Victoria and Vancouver. If you have thought of moving to British Columbia for the breathtaking landscapes, the mild climate, and friendly, easygoing beat of life, consider settling in Nanaimo.

Rural Family Practice on Vancouver Island a Perfect Fit for Physician and Young Family

October 21, 2018

When Dr. Carrie Marshall and her family moved to Tofino they quickly learned that dressing for the rain was important. In Hawaii, where Dr. Marshall had lived since 2001, you stay inside until the rain stops. But on the western shores of Vancouver Island, you can’t wait that long. “It rains so much here you just have to embrace it,” she said. She and husband Matt Dyer now make a regular habit of putting the rain cover over the stroller to protect six-month-old Samuel, and decking two-year old Julian out in rain gear before heading off for a hike on the beach.

MLT Left Alberta for New Adventure in BC

October 14, 2018

Karen Hung was not really thinking about moving to BC when she attended a career fair in Calgary. After emigrating from Mauritius seven years ago, she had already lived in Montreal and was studying in Calgary. Even so, she decided to leave her resume with the consultants at the Health Match BC and Fraser Health booths.

When her graduation from the two-year Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) diploma program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary coincided with a hiring freeze, Karen and her husband Steve started looking at other options. “When Fraser Health called about a job, it seemed like a good opportunity to discover another Canadian province,” said Karen. “So, we set out on a new adventure.”

Tagged: adventure, MLT

Doctor and Family Find Home in BC

November 29, 2016

Dr. Bbandama Makwati took a very unique route to arrive at the medical clinic in Castlegar, British Columbia (BC): from Zambia, to China, the USA, and South Africa before settling in Castlegar. One might ask, of all the choices available to his family, why did Castlegar top the list?

"My family is the most important thing to me," said Dr. Makwati. "We love nature and we wanted a place that had lots of opportunities for the whole family. We looked at many places but when we thought about Castlegar, my wife and I both had the same feeling: Castlegar feels like home. And for my career, I was looking for a place where I could do both general practice and emergency medicine that had lots of continuing professional development opportunities – Castlegar has it all." 

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