Vancouver Island Health Authority

Courtenay doctor confirms Comox Valley’s first case of COVID-19

Courtenay doctor confirms Comox Valley’s first case of COVID-19

Dr. Tanja Daws says there is one confirmed local case

Courtenay doctor confirms Comox Valley’s first case of COVID-19
Game 1 of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s North Island playoff final between the Oceanside Generals and Campbell River Storm, set for March 10 at Oceanside Place in Parksville, has been postponed. (File photo)

Concerns over COVID-19 prompt postponement of Vancouver Island junior hockey game

Several players reported to be self-isolating for influenza-like symptoms

Game 1 of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s North Island playoff final between the Oceanside Generals and Campbell River Storm, set for March 10 at Oceanside Place in Parksville, has been postponed. (File photo)
Island Health warns parents to keep up on immunizations to prevent illnesses like whooping cough. (Pixabay)

Island Health warns of whooping cough at Vancouver Island school

Island Health is urging parents to watch out for signs, and to keep immunizations updated

Island Health warns parents to keep up on immunizations to prevent illnesses like whooping cough. (Pixabay)
More than 9,000 school-aged children in the Island Health region are now listed in the public immunization registry. (Black Press File Photo)

Island Health sees 75 per cent increase in measles vaccinations since ‘catch up’ program began

Changes seen since province made it mandatory for parents to provide immunization records to schools

More than 9,000 school-aged children in the Island Health region are now listed in the public immunization registry. (Black Press File Photo)
One case of tuberculosis confirmed in Victoria

One case of tuberculosis confirmed in Victoria

Two B.C. hostels were exposed in early March

One case of tuberculosis confirmed in Victoria
One person with tuberculosis stayed at two separate hostels in Victoria in early March. (File photo)

Island Health confirms one case of tuberculosis in Victoria

Two hostels in Victoria were exposed in early March

One person with tuberculosis stayed at two separate hostels in Victoria in early March. (File photo)
Island Health encourages sexual assault survivors to #TrustYourself

Island Health encourages sexual assault survivors to #TrustYourself

New social media campaign urges survivors of sexual assault to seek medical care

Island Health encourages sexual assault survivors to #TrustYourself
A fence surrounds Ming’s Chinese Restaurant, at 1321 Quadra St. The long-established Victoria business appears to have been shut down after racking up four health code violations. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

VIHA shuts down Ming’s Chinese Restaurant in Victoria for multiple violations

Longtime Quadra Street facility fails four health code regulations including no access to hot water

A fence surrounds Ming’s Chinese Restaurant, at 1321 Quadra St. The long-established Victoria business appears to have been shut down after racking up four health code violations. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Jennifer Goodman has been suspended by the College of Registered Nurses of B.C., and fired by Island Health for unauthorized access to medical records. (News files)

Victoria nurse suspended by professional body in privacy breach

Island Health fires RN for accessing records of patients not in her care

Jennifer Goodman has been suspended by the College of Registered Nurses of B.C., and fired by Island Health for unauthorized access to medical records. (News files)