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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:00 am 
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Please see http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolo ... 048001a528
for an article by Gwen Smith, editor of the magazine Allergic Living. She talks about the need for Bill M 210. It is in the Victoria Times Colonist on Monday, April 16th. Here is one part of the article:

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There is a need -- now -- for province-wide preparation for anaphylactic emergencies. To be able to think fast in an anaphylactic crisis, an educator needs to be confident about when and how to use the EpiPen with its sheathed needle.


I plan to write a letter to the editor in support of Gwen's article, and I encourage all BC parents - particularly those on Vancouver Island -- to do the same, to keep the need for legislation at the top of the news cycle.

Thank you, Gwen, for writing such an awesome article!! I know you have spent so much time helping us and we thank you -- and our kids thank you as well. :D

Caroline

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:55 pm 
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Wow - that's an excellent article.

Well done, Gwen!

Caroline & Pam - do you think it would be worthwhile to send all the Liberal MLAs a copy of this article? I would volunteer to do it but most of them won't accept attachments by email, so it has to be done the old-fashioned way - by paper...

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:49 pm 
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Great article Gwen!! Thank you for all you do for the allergic community!! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:04 pm 
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I just noticed this article in the paper :)
I'm taking the paper home with me today and could photocopy it here at work to snail mail out to anyone.

Thanks for writting it Gwen :D
Janaya


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:23 pm 
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Thanks a lot for the nice comments, you guys.

Hope it helps the cause.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:36 am 
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Great article, Gwen! This is going up on our message board at the office (44 people in our group).

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:10 am 
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If MLA's won't accept attachments, can we copy and paste into the email comment section?

Although, Janaya, how far have you gotten with the old fashioned way?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:18 am 
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Sorry for the delay - I guess you could, but the problem is that it runs all the text together (no paragraph breaks) so it looks a bit like the world's longest run-on sentence... But you could try. Just make sure you credit the newspaper (and Gwen)!

I personally think a paper copy would be more effective, although I realize that is a LOT more work.

K.

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- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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That is a great Idea - if anyone wants a mass mailout to the MLA's in paper form, private message me and I can copy it and then take it to Shane Simpson's office and they will deliver it for me at no charge. I will send it on your behlaf. :D


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I will send them copies of all the stuff that is related from BC to them all, creditting whoever wrote it. And I will send it on different colored papers :lol: , and I'll stagger the dates I drop it to Shane. I can do this on Friday. I will send them this article of Gwen's - unless someone else has done it - let me know by Thursday, April 26.


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Help! For some reason, I can't get the full story from the link, just the headline - does anyone have a copy.


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I tried to email it. Let me know if you get it.

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Some people mentioned that they didn't get to read the op-ed piece.

So I posted it here: http://www.allergicliving.com/columns.asp?copy_id=107

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