Community Bulletins

View Document 1-Day Cancer Care Workshop in Nanaimo - Nanaimo

Community Health Notice posted: 31-May-2018 4:44 PM PDT

Have you or a loved one been touched by cancer? If so, please join Medical Doctor Lori McFarlane, M.D. and Dietitian Eva Yan, R.D. in Nanaimo for a free workshop on supportive cancer care.

View Document Mental Health Week Events - Nanaimo

Community Health Message posted: 02-May-2018 12:22 PM PDT

During Mental Health Week, May 7-11th, there are all kinds of free/low cost events you and your family can attend in Nanaimo. Please download the list of events attached to learn more.

The First Nations Health Authority and Island Health are warning the public following 3 confirmed cases of Vibrio cholera associated with the consumption of herring eggs on kelp/seaweed. - Nanaimo

Community Health Warning posted: 23-Mar-2018 10:45 AM PDT

The disease is characterized by sudden onset vomiting, nausea and profuse painless watery diarrhea. This can lead to rapid severe dehydration and subsequent metabolic, renal and cardiac com-plications. However, most infections are asymptomatic or mild diarrhea only. If symptomatic, please see your health care provider. An outbreak investigation is ongoing.

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Canadians have more than 1 million potentially unnecessary medical tests and treatments every year

Community Health Message posted: 07-Apr-2017 10:13 AM PDT

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Here are some tips from McMaster University on healthy aging.

Community Health Message posted: 22-Mar-2017 10:03 AM PDT

https://www.mcmasteroptimalaging.org/hitting-the-headlines/detail/hitting-the-headlines/2017/03/15/the-anti-aging-mindset

Weedless Wednesday 2017 - Ladysmith, Nanaimo

Community Health Message posted: 15-Jan-2017 8:00 AM PST

Take a walk and talk with Dr. Derek Poteryko and Dr. John Ronald as they talk about quitting smoking, the role of a respirologist, and the upcoming Weedless Wednesday.

Click here to view the video.

VICC Presents: The KIDS Conference - Nanaimo

Community Health Message posted: 16-Jan-2016 9:30 AM PST

The Vancouver Island Conference Centre created the first ever KIDS Conference in Nanaimo, BC so that parents and children in our community would be able to discover and learn about resources around the community. The KIDS Conference is focused on bridging the gap between all economic backgrounds, and promoting a future for all children. Featuring entertainment, speakers, vendors and more. Best of all, admission is free!
The goal of The KIDS Conference is to promote knowledge + inclusion + discovery + support for parents and children 12 and under.

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Walk With Your Doc - Gabriola Island, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Parksville

Community Health Message posted: 16-Sep-2015 10:36 AM PDT

Take the opportunity to "Walk with your Doc" every second Saturday of the month at Maffeo Sutton Park. The group meets at 10:00 am under the spirit tent.
On the fourth Saturday of every month "Walk and Talk With Your Doc" at Bowen Complex on the 2nd floor at 10:00 am where there will be a 10 minute health discussion followed by a walk in that park.
We look forward to seeing you there!!!

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Community Health Message posted: 06-Mar-2015 3:38 PM PST

Please see the attached letter regarding Hepatitis A precautions for shoppers at Nanaimo’s Superstore

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Community Health Message posted: 02-Aug-2016 9:22 PM PDT

Meet up with some Nanaimo GPs 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month at Maffeo Sutton Park's Spirit Square.