Monday, April 22, 2019

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Province expands mental healthcare support for nurses, healthcare assistants, and 911 operators

Workers in these fields regularly encounter traumatic situations.

UVic researcher awarded $1 million grant to fund his cancer research

He’s designing a diet-based immunotherapy.

Cat belonging to woman killed in Esquimalt fire found injured but alive (PHOTOS)

‘Blueberry’ was found with singed fur, bloody and burned paws, and whiskers “not even half an inch long”.

Island Health warning of possible measles exposure at several locations in Victoria (UPDATED)

Authorities have also asked unvaccinated students of Selkirk Montessori to stay home until May 3rd.

Lethal rabbit virus is officially back on Vancouver Island

Hundreds of wild and domestic rabbits died from the virus last year.

Island Health confirms sixth case of measles in Victoria within two weeks

People who were at the Royal Oak shopping complex at the given dates and times may have been exposed to the infection

Cougar sighting reported near Gordon Head Middle School this morning

The possible sighting happened at 6:15 a.m.

Victoria ranked the 2nd “rattiest” city in BC for the third year in a...

We're talking about the little furry creatures you DON'T want to see in your house 🤢
Royal Jubilee Hospital

These two Victoria hospitals are among the top 15 in Canada (REPORT)

Based on a survey of medical professionals, patients, and key performance indicators for each hospital

DFO to perform necropsy on dead grey whale discovered near North Saanich

The whale carcass was found on Thursday.

Third case of measles confirmed in Greater Victoria

People may have been exposed to the disease at two locations in Brentwood Bay

Everything you need to know about becoming a craft cannabis grower in BC

Thinking of entering the business of BC bud? 🤔

36,000 patients are currently in search of family doctor in Esquimalt (REPORT)

The municipality currently has just one walk-in clinic

This week’s Lotto Max jackpot is a whopping $55 million

May the odds be ever in your favour!

10-year-old West Shore patient Hannah Day diagnosed with cancer for the third time

Tests have revealed several tumours in her brain and spine
Royal Jubilee Hospital

Island Health confirms two cases of measles at Royal Jubilee Hospital

Individuals may have been exposed to the disease at the given dates and times

BREAKING: Police searching for cougar spotted in Gordon Head

BREAKING: Residents in the area are advised to bring their children and pets indoors

Langford driver fined for having nearly one ounce of cannabis within arms reach

“These laws are aimed to protect the public by preventing impaired driving.”

Provincial legislation moves to eliminate MSP premiums by 2020

The model shifted to the Employer Health Tax this year.

Spring marks baby goat season at Beacon Hill Children’s Farm

Victorians helped choose their names last month! 🐐

Case of whooping cough makes its way to Sidney Elementary School

Families are being reminded to check immunization records.

Island Health employee fired following Nanaimo hospital privacy breach

102 individuals had their records illicitly accessed.

5 things you absolutely need to know as first-time home buyer in Victoria

Are you in the market for a new pad? 🏡

Massive snake spotted several times near Mayfair Shopping Centre

Residents will want to keep an eye out 👀

BC is being hit with a second wave of Influenza A

There are 6 outbreaks on the island right now. 😷

VicPD canine units bring a swift end to three recent arrests

Yeah, I’d be scared of these boys too 🐕👮

Province approves Victoria’s first private cannabis dispensary

It’s been 5-months since cannabis has been legalized.

Island Health confirms second case of whooping cough in Greater Victoria

This time at a community centre in Sidney

Province doubling funding into low-cost dental care in BC this year

It’ll help nearly 54,000 people living in poverty.

Province announces measles immunization catch-up program in BC schools

The program will run from April through June of this year.

BC SPCA urges public to support bill that would help curb bestiality and dog...

Animal cruelty laws in Canada have not been substantially updated since 1892

Adulting 101: 5 things you need to know before tackling your taxes this season

It's the most wonderful time of the year! 🎵

Victoria woman finally charged after dog left in hot car died last summer

The incident took place during a heat wave last summer.

Shocking dog abuse trial sparks concerning racial threats in Duncan

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring said the community will not tolerate racism.

Island Health will take over all home-care services on Vancouver Island

Beacon Community Services has provided the service for the past 15 years
cannabis

Victoria staff seek Council approval for five cannabis dispensaries

More recreational cannabis retailers could be on the way for Victoria

Facebook launches measures to combat the spread of vaccine misinformation

The platform will no longer cater to anti-vaxxers

Most involuntarily admitted mental health patients in BC have not been informed of their...

“Involuntary detention and treatment is the most intrusive form of mental health care available.”

Whooping cough case confirmed at Mount Doug Secondary School

Island Health informed parents of the situation in a letter on Thursday

Footage of BC fishermen throwing explosive at sea lions sparks controversy (VIDEO)

The device is called a ‘bear banger’.

Stranded dog rescued from frigid waters by VicPD and Animal Control

The dog was stuck on a rock 150 feet offshore.

Vancouver Island cat has leg amputated after being shot with a pellet gun

Two-year-old Onyx has a long recovery ahead of him

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