Tuesday, May 26, 2020


Health

Cruise ship bound for Victoria currently quarantined in California due to coronavirus

There are residents from Victoria on-board the ship.

B.C. announces eight new cases of novel coronavirus within one day

One of the patients has not recently travelled and has had no contact with anyone previously diagnosed with COVID-19.

B.C. woman in her 80s contracts critical case of coronavirus bringing total cases in...

She is currently in isolation in ICU at Vancouver General Hospital
Coronavirus fear

B.C. reports three new coronavirus cases, bringing total in province to 12

All three returned to Canada after travelling to Iran

Man in his 50s who travelled from Iran reported as BC’s 9th coronavirus case

Meanwhile 8 people have died of the illness in neighbouring Washington state

B.C. announces 8th case of COVID-19 as six die from illness in nearby Washington...

Four out of eight patients in B.C. have fully recovered
Coronavirus

Canada increases travel risk level for South Korea, Northern Italy, Iran amid COVID-19 spread

Nearly 3,000 people have succumbed to the disease worldwide
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New case of coronavirus confirmed in B.C. bringing total to seven

He was in close contact with another patient who had flown home to Canada from Iran

B.C. advocacy group expresses disappointment after birth control funding left out from 2020 budget

“We’ve heard very clearly from BC residents that this policy is something they want."

Sixth presumed positive coronavirus case announced in British Columbia

The individual is a woman in her 30s who had recently traveled to Iran

First coronavirus patient in British Columbia has fully recovered

Four out of five COVID-19 patients in B.C. are now asymptomatic
Coronavirus fear

B.C. Health Ministry confirms 5th case of coronavirus in the province

All five patients are recovering in isolation
Coronavirus

No new cases of coronavirus recorded in British Columbia

There continues to be four cases of the disease in the province

Here’s why Victoria’s Salon Felice was voted Vancouver Island’s top salon

The business began 35 years ago in Broadmead. 💇

Two new cases of novel coronavirus confirmed in British Columbia

Both individuals were visiting from Hubei province, China
Coronavirus fear

Health ministry reiterates low risk of coronavirus in British Columbia after one confirmed case

"It is not necessary for the general public to take special precautions..."

World Health Organization declares global health emergency following coronavirus outbreak

JUST IN: There are now 7,834 confirmed cases of coronavirus around the world

Air Canada suspends flights to Beijing and Shanghai after federal travel advisory

There are now nearly 6,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in China

Win a pair of tickets to the Victoria Health Show at Pearkes Arena this...

Plus a Charge Fitness package worth $380! 🌿

Langford veterinary hospital hosting dog blood donation clinic this weekend

Need some four-legged heroes to raise their paws! 🐾❤️

Island Health to oversee Victoria senior care facility after operator fails to meet standards

A report cited concerns about insufficient staffing and lack of cleanliness
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Island Health adds 15 new beds to Royal Jubilee Hospital end-of-life care units

Expected to begin service by spring 2020

Victoria hockey tournament derailed after possible norovirus outbreak

Six players from Victoria contracted the illness within 24 hours

Four B.C. residents affected by salmonella outbreak linked to snakes and rodents

There are 92 confirmed cases in six provinces across Canada

Saanich Police becomes first detachment in BC to receive mental health supports

Through a new partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada

Victoria family plans to host research event after 6-year-old girl dies from extremely rare...

Lexi Townsin would have turned 7-years-old next week

Over 200 Canadians died in 2018 while waiting for an organ transplant (REPORT)

“Supply is not meeting demand,” says the Canadian Institute for Health Information

Over 20,000 potential drug overdose calls recorded in BC during first 10 months of...

Drug overdose deaths are on the decline but the risks remain high, says BC Coroners Service

Downtown Victoria’s newest fitness studio sells out classes within hours of opening

They've got spin, barre, strength...and free coffee in the morning 🏋🏻‍♀️☕️

Victoria’s first urgent and primary health care centre to open in March 2020

To provide more same-day appointments and access to ongoing primary care

BC Legislature building will light up in purple for pancreatic cancer awareness

Everyday over 1,257 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and an estimated 1,184 of them will die.

BC announces new regulations for vape products to curb youth vaping rates

They also intend to raise the PST on vape products from 7% to 20%

This Langford pilates studio is offering classes by donation to local dog rescue society

And yes, there will be dogs to cuddle (and adopt)! 🐾

Probable case of whooping cough detected at Esquimalt elementary school: Island Health

Parents and guardians have been advised to watch for symptoms

Greater Victoria organizations receive over $113K grants to improve oral and mental health care

Through the Victoria Foundation and Green Shield Canada

First case of probable vaping-related illness found in B.C.

And more are expected to come to light as investigations continue

Island Health will be providing temporary staff to Victoria and Nanaimo care facilities

At Selkirk Place in Victoria and Nanaimo Seniors Village

New state-of-the-art MRI machine officially open for use at Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital

It was installed in August and is now ready for patients

Vancouver Island group launches $7M fundraiser to build housing facility for hospital outpatients

For families and pregnant women who need a place to stay while accessing adjacent North Island Hospital

Island Health warns Greater Victoria residents of potentially fatal death cap mushrooms

A puppy died last week after consuming one of these mushrooms

WIN a prize package worth over $200 from the Spa at Ocean Pointe Resort...

Including a Fire & Ice Facial and Marshmallow Manicure! 💆
Royal Jubilee Hospital Parking Tickets

40% of British Columbians identify long wait times as the biggest problem in health...

Other issues include shortage of doctors and nurses, and inadequate resources and facilities

Island Health issues bacteria advisory for Elk Lake

Last week, Beaver Lake was closed due to a blue-green algae bloom

Cannabis use in Canadians aged 65 and older has nearly doubled since legalization (REPORT)

Around 4.9 million Canadians have reported using cannabis between mid-May to mid-June, 2019.
Fentanyl overdose crisis

Island Health extends medical warning for spike in overdoses in Victoria

Last week, a teenage girl from Langford passed away from an alleged overdose.

Island Health opens first dedicated injectable opioid site in downtown Victoria

It’s the first of its kind on Vancouver Island.
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