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Thursday, December 7, 2023


Victoria General Hospital’s maternity team will now have in-house registered midwives

Great news for birthing parents and care providers!

BC doctors and nurses blame expanding LNG industry for rampant wildfires and disease

They want a prohibition on new fracking developments.

Nearly 250K BC healthcare workers’ private information hacked in data breach

Three websites hosted on one server were impacted.

There’s a yoga festival happening at Bilston Creek Lavender Farm in Metchosin this weekend

If you’ve been searching for inner peace, this might be for you🧘‍♀️

BC set to launch a new provincial pharmaceutical online booking system

Book at your convenience!

BC becomes first province with universal coverage for those with opioid addiction

Over 1,600 paid out of pocket for this treatment in 2021.

Lake Cowichan to get free sunscreen dispensers as part of pilot program

Better to apply sunscreen than aloe vera.

BC pharmacists can now prescribe treatments for minor ailments and contraceptives

Cut out the middle-man to get your ointments and pills!

‘Sustainable cancer care’: New cancer center coming to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

The business plan should be approved by fall 2023.

Brand new health-conscious café opening in Esquimalt’s West Bay this weekend (PHOTOS)

For the health-conscious who don’t want to sacrifice flavour!

Greater Victoria Public Library branches offering free period products

The initiative is designed to break down period poverty barriers.

Province takes action amidst diabetes drug shortage across Canada and USA

People have been taking it to lose weight.

Backyard chickens and bees allow Victoria city-slickers to dip their toes into urban farming

If you want chickens and bees, you can have them! 🐔🐝

‘We made it’: HAVN Harbour Saunas docked permanently at Victoria’s Inner Harbour (PHOTOS)

They will be open to the public beginning June 1st!
bike lane

Here’s how you can get your bike ready to rip for spring in Victoria

Get your butt on the seat already!

These Greater Victoria clinics offer mental health services free for Indigenous folks

They have a Fernwood location and a new clinic in Langford.

Seniors rejoice: Over 300 long-term care beds coming to Colwood for aging population

The new care home will be near the corner of Metchosin Road and Latoria Boulevard.

Several Vancouver Island ‘crisis pregnancy centres’ mislead women with anti-abortion agendas

They all have ties to national anti-abortion organizations.

Community rallies around dying Nanaimo woman after being evicted from home

The landlord shut off the heat and power

Nurse practitioners in BC can now order involuntary admission for psychiatric patients

VicPD says this will benefit them too.
Crystal Pool

Crystal Pool’s ‘crumbling facility’ may finally get long-awaited replacement

The facility was built in 1971.

Indigenous people in BC correctional facilities failed by PHSA: Auditor General

Less than half of Indigenous inmates received proper care.

There will be a rally in support of people with eating disorders at the...

Marking the last day of Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

Canadians should be drinking less than 7 alcoholic beverages per week according to recent...

Maybe ‘Dry January’ isn’t such a bad idea after all.

‘It’s a waterpark for adults’: Floating sauna barge approved for Victoria’s Inner Harbour (PHOTOS)

It will feature two-levels of hot tubs, saunas, cold pools and more! 🧖

BC offering incentives to internationally educated nurses to work in province

More than $3,700 in fees will be free.

Influx of respiratory illnesses forces RJH and VGH to reopen emergency operation centres

Hospitalizations typically increase during the month of January.

Here’s why so many Victorians fail to stick with their New Year’s resolutions

68.6% of Canadians were unable to keep them 😳

10 places to polar bear swim in Greater Victoria to start the new year...

Seize the day with a cold water plunge 🏊‍♀️🥶

The art of doing nothing: A new style of tourism is coming to the...

Rest, relax and repeat 🧘🏻‍♀️

Here’s how Victorians can avoid the impostor phenomenon impacting most Canadians

It impacts nearly 70% of North Americans.

Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks out on influenza-related deaths in BC children

Six have died of influenza-related causes this flu season.

Victoria charity event raises $215,000 to purchase a new health monitor system

Funds will be used to replace a 17-year-old bedside monitors

BC urges families to vaccinate children against influenza amid pressure on health-care system

A surge in flu cases is impacting hospitals.

BC government hires 54 newly graduated doctors to provide full-service primary care

And another 60 could be hired soon.

A new urgent care centre is now open at Gorge Road Hospital

Marking the sixth urgent care centre in Greater Victoria.

Canadian Blood Services is facing low blood inventory if more donors don’t step forward

Cancer patients, accident victims and people with blood disorders rely on donations.

Walk-in service at Island Health outpatient lab in Sidney to close temporarily

This won't impact people with appointments.

Blue-green algae bloom at Wrigglesworth Lake prompts CRD advisory

The algae can lead to lethal liver damage in dogs.

Here’s a look at Vancouver Island’s first dementia village (PHOTOS)

Construction is now underway.

British Columbia has the lowest life satisfaction rate of any Canadian province

Time to move to Newfoundland? 🤔

Outpatient lab in Sidney temporarily closes for three weeks

It’s expected to reopen on July 4th.

Victoria Hospitals Foundation raises over $430K for new medical equipment

VGH will get new equipment for spine and trauma-related surgeries.