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Comox Valley Nurses for Health & the Environment

Comox Valley Nurses for Health
and the Environment

In our trusted position within the healthcare profession and the public, the CVNHE are actively engaging in our community. We seek to raise Awareness, implement Action and undertake Advocacy efforts on issues of sustainability that threaten the health and well-being of the citizens of the Comox Valley and our planet as a whole

British Columbia Representative

Helen Boyd, RN, BScN, MA Counselling

In the News

BC Doctors and Nurses Raise the Alarm—and Billboards—About Natural Gas

Nurses and Doctors Take Aim
at BC’s LNG Ambitions

CANE BC Rep joins CAPE in their Campaign that cites health and climate risks, and challenges claims LNG is a greener ‘transition fuel.’ 

 Michelle Gamage, The Tyee, Aug 18 2021   

Photo by Dr Melissa Lem

August 31, ’21 Health problems with LNG podcast feature

Registered Nurse Helen Boyd from Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment talks about the UnnaturalGas.org campaign to highlight the health dangers of LNG fracking in BC.
The EcoCentric Environmental Radio

Doctors, nurses post billboards near B.C. ferry terminal

Doctors, nurses post billboards near B.C. ferry terminal

A group of B.C. doctors and nurses, who are concerned about the impacts of natural gas and fracking, have purchased billboard space to spread their message.

Tessa Vikander, CTV News Aug. 15, 2021

Upcoming Conference

Special Invitation for Nurses to attend and contribute

The BC Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) invites you to attend this virtual conference on October 30. A special rate for nurses is available. You are also invited to submit work to the Showcase (deadline: September 30). Find out more at the link below.

Campaigns

Unnatural Gas

Unnatural Gas, a public awareness campaign by the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
and Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment about the climate and health damage from natural gas