Reflections from the frontline on the 8th anniversary of the toxic drug crisis

In the eight years since the toxic drug crisis was declared a public health emergency in B.C. on April 14, 2016), 2,428 sons, daughters, parents, grandparents, loved ones, neighbours and friends have been lost in the Island Health region (as of January 2024).
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Island Health grant program fuels transformative wellness initiative at Ucluelet Secondary School

Ucluelet Secondary School (USS) is championing student mental health through its new initiative, Wellness Wednesdays. Supported by a $50,000 resilience and safety grant from Island Health, the school is introducing a range of engaging activities designed to enhance students' well-being.
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Visiting physicians support patients and staff at West Coast General Hospital

Dr. Jocelyn Black, an emergency department (ED) physician, and Dr. Nanamma Maughn, a family physician, are friends and colleagues who live and work in Haida Gwaii. Both have supported West Coast General Hospital (WCGH) in recent months by providing locum physician services in the ED.
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