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Keeping the air clean in our communities. Smoking bylaw includes cannabis, vaping and fines.

Victoria – Island Health, in partnership with the Capital Regional District, supports all efforts to promote outdoor public spaces free of smoke from tobacco and vapour devices, as well as cannabis (when legalized).

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Campbell River campus of North Island Hospital celebrates one year of operations

Campbell River – The North Island Hospital campus in Campbell River is celebrating its first anniversary and marking the milestone with approximately 5,000 hospital admissions, 25,000 Emergency Department visits and nearly 400 babies born.

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New Wi-Fi connects hospital patients and visitors

Salt Spring Island – Free public Wi-Fi is now available to patients and visitors at Lady Minto Hospital thanks to financial support from the Lady Minto Hospital Auxiliary and Lady Minto Hospital Foundation.

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New Wi-Fi connects hospital patients and visitors

Duncan – Free public Wi-Fi is now available to patients and visitors at the Cowichan District Hospital thanks to the Cowichan District Hospital Auxiliary and the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation who have fully funded this initiative.

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New Wi-Fi connects WCGH patients and visitors

Port Alberni – Patients and visitors at West Coast General Hospital can stay connected via free Wi-Fi, a new services supported by the West Coast General Hospital Foundation. 

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New Wi-Fi connects Victoria hospital patients and visitors

Victoria – Free public Wi-Fi is now available to patients and visitors at Victoria General Hospital (VGH) and the Royal Jubilee Hospital (RJH) thanks to financial support from local hospital auxiliaries.

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Island Health Board of Directors to meet in the Cowichan Valley

ISLAND WIDE - Island Health’s Board of Directors will hold its next public forum in the Cowichan Valley.

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Back to School Tips to Combat Anxiety & Stress

Vancouver Island – School starts next week and while some children may be excited to see friends and get back into a routine, other children will feel anxious and worried.

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Power Lunches! Back to School Nutrition Tips

Vancouver Island – It’s time to start thinking outside the brown bag! As children and teens head back to class they will need more than just books and pens to have a successful year, they will also need healthy, nutritious and interesting snacks and lunches.

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A healthy return to school is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3

Vancouver Island – Students are heading back to school in a week and Island Health wants to help them make sure it’s a happy and healthy year. There are three simple ways to make the school year more successful:

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