Community Bulletins

Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island

Community Health Alert posted: 07-Jul-2017 3:09 PM PDT

Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island. It is similar to fentanyl but can be 100 times more toxic. Reduce risk by:
• Never using alone
• Starting small
• Carrying naloxone
• Being close to help

For more information on overdose signs, prevention, resources, and to find an Overdose Prevention Service location near you visit:

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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

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.