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Thursday, February 2, 2023


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.

A free harm reduction event hoping to reduce stigma will be live-streamed this month

Featuring experts as well as people with lived experience.

A brand new community health centre opened its doors in Colwood today

With 17 full time health-care providers.

Over 7,000 young workers in British Columbia were injured on the job in 2021

With injuries most likely to occur in service-sector jobs.

Blue-green algae bloom at Prior Lake prompts CRD advisory

Swimmers and pets are warned to keep out of the water!

One third of BC residents say their mental health is worse or much worse...

How many people do you know that struggle with mental health? 💚

Victorians ready to rally at BC Legislature Thursday as doctor shortage looms

"Everyone deserves a family doctor."

Vancouver Island emergency room closes again due to staff shortage

Island Health says it’s actively looking to fill nursing vacancies.

Island Health purchases two private clinics to help increase surgeries and endoscopies

The transition will take several months to complete.

‘Significant milestone’: Health Canada lifting restrictions on blood donations from men who have sex...

Donors will now be screened for high-risk sexual behaviours, regardless of gender or sexuality.

Victorians prepare to rally amid region’s doctor shortage

“Everyone deserves a family doctor”

‘Not entirely shocked’: Victoria’s walk-in clinic wait times longest in Canada (REPORT)

The average wait time last year was 161 minutes.

Province invests $3.46 million to help combat doctor shortage in Greater Victoria 

And keep walk-in clinic doors open.

Numerous Kinder brand chocolates face recall due to Salmonella risk

Bad news for the Easter Bunny 🐰🍫

Survey finds one-third of BC healthcare workers are ready to call it quits

They're exhausted and at a breaking point, according to a hospital union.

People over 40 can now pick up free rapid antigen test kits at BC...

Each kit contains five tests.

Floating Nordic spa eyed for Victoria’s Inner Harbour (PHOTOS)

Featuring four saunas, cold water pools and green space! 🛀

BC’s first urban Nordic spa has just opened downtown Victoria (PHOTOS)

Featuring a cold plunge pool, 4 saunas, a Himalayan salt lounge and more! 🧖‍♀️

A completely free walk-in mental health clinic has opened up in Courtenay

For anyone who would like to talk to a therapist.

BC invests $4.2 million into local community counselling agencies

To support access to low and no-cost services

Physician shortage prompts Colwood walk-in clinic closure

The clinic has been around for nearly two decades.

This Vancouver Island spa was voted #1 in the province

Treat yourself 🧖‍♀️

This low-impact workout is easy on your body and only takes 20-minutes per day

And you can see results in two twenty minute sessions per week!

Mask up: province announces return of mandatory masks with rising cases

The measure is set to take effect tomorrow, August 25.

10 scenic routes to go for a run in and around Victoria

Remember to stretch! 🏃

Upgrade your health and fitness at this new wellness centre in downtown Victoria

Complete with keto-friendly cafe! 🍳🥓