We are saddened and disappointed by the vandalism that occurred last weekend near Ladysmith involving the removal of red dresses that were on display along the Island Highway to bring awareness to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).
Island Health is urging people to use strategies to stay safer when using drugs. Due to the toxic drug supply, there is currently an increase in overdoses across the Island.
Island Health has issued overdose advisories for Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox Valley and Campbell River.
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared in two houses at Mount St. Mary long-term care home in Victoria, and additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified related to the outbreak at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH).
Island Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Longlake Chateau independent living facility in Nanaimo.
With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases related to the outbreak at the facility.