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island health mag fall 19

Island Health Magazine Fall 2019

The fall issue of Island Health magazine includes articles on Active Transportation, Recovery Success Stories and Handling Bats. This issue also features articles on Handling the Holidays including the Importance of Self-Care and Lightening up your Holiday Dinner.

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Partnering for safe needle disposal in Campbell River

Partnering for safe needle disposal in Campbell River

Island Health and the City of Campbell River have partnered to make it easier to dispose of needles safely, thanks to the installation of five sharps disposal boxes in the community.

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​​​​​​​Port Alice Health Centre service model announced

​​​​​​​Port Alice Health Centre service model announced

Island Health is pleased to announce a new service delivery model for Port Alice, based on recent conversations with the Village Council, Port Alice Health Forum and community members.

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