Island Health

Langford Lake main beach closed due to poor water quality

High levels of E. coli detected in sampling

Deadly mushroom spotted in Greater Victoria

Early return of death cap mushrooms prompts Island Health warning

Island Health urging safe drug use at festivals

Five tips offered to stay safe

  • Jul 13, 2018

Island Health grants contracts for Victoria’s first supervised consumption service

SOLID and Lookout Housing and Health societies to provide harm reduction services

Worst is over, but flu bugs could linger around the Island

Unusual season saw both influenza A and B strains experienced in region

Island Health, service providers meeting to talk about used needles in Victoria

Recent public needle-prick incidents prompt call to reduce number of needles found

EDITORIAL: Extra vigilance in downtown Victoria drug area can’t hurt

Needle prick incidents may be a byproduct of permissive action aimed at saving lives

  • Jan 17, 2018

Island Health: No need for alarm in wake of Victoria needle-prick incidents

Three incidents in a week prompts meeting between health authority, city service providers

Fentanyl test strips now available on the Island

Program piloted in Vancouver, resulted in reduction in overdoses