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 🧖♀️
Walk-in clinic in View Royal to close leaving 3,000 people without a family doctor
And 5,000 on the waiting
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! 🍳🥓
15 new-member deals in and around Victoria to kick start your workout
It’s time to sweat! 💪
BC government details $56 million in mental health support for youth
The announcement is part of the 2021 BC Budget.
This Victoria-based mask maker has launched a new line of reusable menstrual pads
Promoting zero waste. Period!
38 acres of greenspace near Jordie Lunn Bike Park donated to Langford
The new park could feature a rock-climbing area!
Almost 7,000 people have died in B.C. since the opioid crisis was declared in...
1,716 people died in 2020 alone.
Victoria-based mask maker launches new line of reusable menstrual pads
The company looks to continue creating reusable products beyond the pandemic.
Victoria COVID-19 patient gives back to local hospital that saved his life
"My doctors tell me I’m lucky to be alive. I know I’m lucky for them."
Victoria hospitals are facing unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19; here’s how you can help
Expanding critical care capacity is top priority for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation.
Island Health launches survey seeking input about Hospital at Home program
The results will inform plans for a broader province-wide roll out of the program.
This Langford aromatherapy company is giving away a free diffuser and holiday oil blend...
Because everyone wants their house to smell like Christmas! 🎄
40% of Canadians report mental health impacts of COVID-19 second wave (SURVEY)
71% said they were worried about themselves and their loved ones.
162 people died of toxic drug overdose last month in BC, death toll at...
More than five people overdosed to death every day last month.
Vancouver Island critical care unit one step closer to reality with large donation
The $7 million campaign is now past its halfway point but needs more contributions
Almost all Canadians support universal access to prescription drugs (SURVEY)
Those who earn the least were found most likely to have to pay out of pocket for their medicine.
Health officials warn of poisonous death cap mushrooms in Victoria ahead of long weekend
A 3-year-old boy from Victoria died in 2016 after consuming one of these mushrooms.
GoFundMe launched for well-known Vancouver Island DJ paralyzed in mountain biking accident
He's been a fixture of B.C.’s electronic music scene for the past two decades.
B.C. announces new Urgent and Primary Care Centre opening in Saanich in November 2020
This will be the third UPCC to open in Greater Victoria.
Victoria’s first ever nurse practitioner clinic opening September 28
Located on Yates Street.
Here’s how getting your flu shot in B.C. will look different this fall
The B.C. Pharmacy Association is preparing for increased demand this year.
B.C. top doctor authorizes nurses to prescribe drugs amid overdose crisis
As a measure to get more people off the increasingly toxic street drug supply.
Popular Victoria fitness studio launches new fall schedule with promo for newbies
More classes = more capacity and more room to physical distance! 💪
B.C. announces $3.7 million expansion for Island Sexual Health centre in Victoria
They will hire more staff and expand the space to incorporate more examination rooms.
Here’s how post-secondary students in B.C. can access 24/7 free mental health counselling
The program was launched in April and will remain operational for at least 3 years.
Victoria-based company offers all-in-one PPE kits for only $10
Just in time for back to school - are you ready? 📚
B.C. investing $36 million to create 123 new beds for youth with substance use...
175 people died of illicit drug overdose in B.C. in June
This special summer camp helps young burn survivors get back to being kids
One water fight at a time ❤️
New primary care clinic led by nurse practitioners opening in Nanaimo this week
The facility will open gradually and have a full team of health care experts by September 15
Downtown Victoria overdose prevention site reopens after deadliest month for overdoses in B.C.
170 died due to drug overdose in B.C. last month
8 new Foundry youth mental health centres coming to B.C. including two on Vancouver...
There are currently 11 Foundry centres in B.C. including one in Victoria
Province announces expansion of Sooke clinic with funding of $1M each year
The expansion will be completed by January 2021
Island Health is looking for Community Health Workers to join their team
Benefits packages and 3 weeks vacation? Sign us up! 🙋
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
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
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
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."