Health

Victoria now has a ‘clinic on wheels’ to provide healthcare for the homeless

It's equipped with everything you would find in a doctor's clinic

BC Centre of Disease Control issues alert due to threat of measles

A passenger carrying the virus travelled from New Delhi to Vancouver on Wednesday

Learn about Medical Assistance in Dying at this forum tomorrow

Since it became legal, BC has had the highest rate of medically assisted deaths in the country

Comprehensive youth mental health centre opens doors in downtown Victoria

A one-stop-shop for all your health care needs!

CFIA issues recall for pre-packaged greens sold in BC

A possible Listeria contamination is to blame

Protection services officer awarded after an incredible act of bravery on the job

Charles Kraeling was able to wrestle and disarm a knife-wielding man at Cowichan District Hospital

5 Victorians who gave the gift of life through organ donation

Here's how you can sign up to become an organ/tissue donor too

Patent for potential syphilis vaccine given to University of Victoria professor

College campuses are rather infamous when it comes to STDs, but the University of Victoria might be on the cusp of changing that.
Kids health

$4.7 million invested to support kids health on Vancouver Island

Child and youth mental health ☑️ Rural and remote access to healthcare ☑️ Early childhood development ☑️
Hospitals Wi-Fi

Petition started for free Wi-Fi in Canadian hospitals

Let's get patients and families some much-needed internet!

Rare cholera outbreak on Vancouver Island prompts advisory

Stay away from herring eggs

Province invests $11 million for 37,000 more MRI scans in 2019

It is expected to significantly reduce wait times in BC
Woodwynn Farms

Town hall to discuss saving rehab programs such as Woodwynn Farms

Woodwyn Farms, a therapeutic rehab program in Central Saanich, was slated for closure in January.
cannabis

Statistics Canada launches anonymous survey to find out how much Canadians pay for weed...

Find out if you're paying too much for your weed
cannabis

Statistics Canada reveals 4.9 million Canadians purchased cannabis in 2017 (REPORT)

And most of it was for non-medicinal purposes

Here’s how to get a free acupuncture treatment in January or February

"We take what we do seriously, but we don't take ourselves seriously."
cannabis

Langford residents address concerns over marijuana smell from local cannabis producer

It all started with a post on a Facebook group...

There is a rally happening today in Langford in support of Landen

It begins at 1 p.m. today outside Premier John Horgan's office.

Health Canada warns consumers about “unidentified capsules” in Flintstones Plus Iron multivitamins for children

Make sure to check your pack of Flintstones chewable tablets before giving them to your kids!
Mifegymiso Abortion Pill

Abortion pills will be available for free in BC starting Monday

The provincial government will soon be providing universal, no-cost coverage for the drug Mifegymiso.

Multiple dogs succumb to parvovirus infection in Sooke

Gentle reminder to make sure your dog is fully vaccinated!

7 places in Victoria that will help you achieve your fitness goals in 2018

Time to get off that couch and shed those extra holiday pounds! 💪

App charging patients to save a spot at walk-in clinic lines is under government...

The Ministry of Health is concerned the fee may be violating the extra billing ban

6-year-old Sooke child with rare and potentially fatal disease seeks funding for his treatment

The drug that could cure Landen costs about $19,000 a month, which comes to over $225,000 a year
Flu Season Island Health

Everything you need to know about avoiding the flu this year

Have you gotten your flu shot yet? It's not too late.

Langford clinic set to provide opioid addiction treatment to patients

Opiate addiction therapy is now much more accessible to West Shore residents.

Manufacturing defect in B.C. Cancer Agency leads to colon cancer screening test suspension

The problem was spotted by labs that handle the samples.
smoke mask

Wearing a mask to keep out wildfire smoke could make things worse

As the smoke around Victoria continues to persist, you might be looking at options to protect your lungs. Construction or surgical masks could seem a quick...

6 Things You Should Know Before Buying Grass-Fed Beef (CONTEST)

Grass-Fed beef is becoming increasingly popular
Smoke Haze Ferry

BC Wildfire smoke drifting over to Vancouver Island today

Smoke has started to creep over the Georgia Strait.
sperm count

North American men have lost over 50% of their sperm count over the last...

Just under 43,000 men took part in the research.
Oaklands Elementary

Parents warned of whooping cough case at local elementary school

The severity of symptoms depends on whether vaccinations are up to date. Whooping cough is especially dangerous in young children and infants.

Canadian Veteran begins walk from Prince George to Victoria for PTSD Awareness

Robert Gagnon is on an inspiring journey: an 876 kilometre walk across British Columbia, raising awareness and funds for sufferers of PTSD. On Wednesday, 44-year-old Gagnon...

The Sooke Hills Wilderness Trail is now open for hiking!

Looking for new hiking route this summer? The Capital Regional District (CRD) has got your back. The Sooke Hills Wilderness Trail is now open for...

We got a pre-opening sneak peek into the brand new Lush on Government St!...

The new location is unlike any Lush you've ever seen!

A mobile app for youth dealing with mental health challenges gets a boost

BoosterBuddy has been installed over 130,000 times since 2014.
Violet Christians Fundraise Rocking Chair

Newborn baby with heart defects fights for her life and family are thankful for...

A Victoria police officer and his family are very thankful for the community support.

Release some stress and sweat with a goat yoga class at this North Saanich...

Yoga has become a popular pastime, but not many yoga classes also feature baby goats.

A community of Victoria moms rally for child in need of breast milk

A community of Victoria mums has come together to donate breast milk for 6-month-old Hanna, whose is severely allergic to anything other than breast milk. Hanna's mum who lives...

District of Saanich offers free classes this week at all four recreation centres

It’s January, and that means time for New Year’s resolutions. If "getting in shape" was one of your resolutions, chances are you've already located your...

Island Health seeking those who became sick after attending the Oyster Festival

If you participated in the Clayoquot Oyster Festival in Tofino last weekend and now have gastrointestinal illness, Island Health is asking that you contact...

Victoria youth hardly “carefree” struggling to find balance new study finds

Millennials are often derided, criticized for their lifestyles, lack of responsibility and too much time spent on mobile devices. Yet, a 10-year study by...

Free Refurbished Hearing Aids and Services to Low Income Residents

Sound of Change is a new initiative, with the goal of providing free hearing assessments, treatment services and free refurbished hearing aids to low-income seniors and...
flu shot

This year’s flu stronger – flu shots available by early November

Each year, about 3,500 Canadians die from influenza and its complications across Canada. In 2015, around 35% of adults got the flu shot. The B.C. Centre for...

A song of praise for Mt. Tolmie Hospital care team

"This is a profession that must be one of the highest on the planet… You experience humanity at one of its deepest levels.” That’s just...
Yoga Victoria

7 steps to take for a happier you right NOW

We all know the feeling, drag yourself up in the morning, after hitting the snooze button a few times, stare at your acquaintance's Best...

The power to change the way you think and change your life.

You know that your brain controls your body, but did you know that your body also controls your brain? The activity in your brain...

E-cigarettes now banned from public spaces in BC

Beginning today, e-cigarettes will be treated the same as tobacco in B.C. New regulations mean vaping in no longer permitted in workplaces, or public spaces...

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