Music festivals can be the highlight of the summer. Since more than music is shared at these events, if you do use drugs, follow a few simple steps to stay safe. We know many drugs are contaminated with fentanyl, increasing the possibility an overdose (i.e.
Victoria – Island Health has been given approval by Health Canada to open a supervised consumption service (SCS) in Victoria. The service will help reverse overdoses and connect people with treatment services in Victoria, which has B.C.’s third highest rate of drug overdose deaths.
COMOX VALLEY – Hepatitis C is a serious communicable disease that is spread through direct contact with the blood of a person living with the virus. Symptoms can include fatigue, jaundice, abdominal pain and joint pain. In some people it can cause liver damage (cirrhosis) and liver cancer.
DUNCAN – Island Health and community partners in the Cowichan Valley have increased safety efforts in response to concerns about the number of needles being improperly discarded throughout the community.
COMOX VALLEY/CAMPBELL RIVER – Island Health has selected Comox-based Rocky Mountain Coffee Co. to provide retail food services at the new North Island Hospital campuses located in Campbell River and the Comox Valley.