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Fentanyl OD deaths twice as high in Campbell River compared to rest of the...

Fentanyl related deaths are a bigger problem in Campbell River compared to other parts of Vancouver Island. That’s according to numbers presented to city council at Monday’s meeting. At that meeting Island Health’s chief medical...

New overdose prevention site in Campbell River

Overdose prevention services has been expanded on the North Island. A new services site has been set up in Campbell River, in partnership between Island Health and AIDS Vancouver Island. North Island Medical Health...

Many lessons learned in year since BC’s public health emergency declaration

The North Island Medical Health Officer says a lot of lessons have been learned in the year since a public health emergency was declared in BC. This weekend marked the one year anniversary since the...

Island Health says opioid overdose deaths continue to be a problem

Staff at Island Health is looking at ways to reduce the number of overdose deaths across the province. Medical Heath Office Doctor Charmaine Enns says opioid overdose deaths continue to be a serious problem....

Illicit drug deaths still a problem on North Island

The North Island Medical Health Officer says illicit drug deaths continues to be a challenge on the North Island. The BC Coroners Service has released the latest drug death data. It shows that the...

Protect yourself from whooping cough

Members of the public are being advised to ensure your whooping cough vaccines are up to date. Medical Health Officer Doctor Charmaine Enns says there has been an increase in cases across Vancouver Island in...
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