Tears, shame, fear and, above all, heroism — what it’s like to work in long-term care during a pandemic

BY DR. CASSANDRA HOGGARD Cassandra Hoggard is a family doctor in Okotoks and works in multiple supportive living and long-term care sites in Calgary. Originally Published: Calgary Herald August 18 2020   The worst day of a COVID-19 outbreak in long-term care is the first day. There are tears. How did it get in? How […]

Daring to be

BY DR. CELIA SPRAGUE Dr. Sprague is a rural GP and mama of two littles, who loves to write about life in the backwoods of Northwestern Ontario.  Shared from the author’s blog, where you can find more of her beautiful work.  Standing at the kitchen sink, I stare blankly out the window into the blue-sky, […]

ADVOCACY: Discrimination in Medicine

BY: MICHELLE COHEN, CWIM Advocacy Committee On June 12, 2020, CWIM submitted a letter to the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the College of Family Physicians of Canada, voicing concern over the online conduct of resident physician Dr. Zachary Kuehner. The full text […]


BY DR. STEPHANIE HART, MD CCFP Moderator Introduction, by Dr. Sara Ahronheim Trigger warning: Infant loss.   October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, and in fact the whole month of October traditionally is the time to remember children who have died.  US President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness […]

Goodbye Daycare

By Sara Ahronheim You run to me, arms outstretched, as I drag my weary limbs to the garage door. You have been anticipating my arrival, and burst through the backyard gate upon hearing my car door close. Sunkissed and joyful, the two of you delicious little people want nothing more than to be scooped up […]