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Slippery and slushy driving conditions expected on Vancouver Island tomorrow

After snowy conditions caused some problematic situations on some Vancouver Island roads, more snow and ice might be on the way. Vancouver Island from Campbell River to Duncan is expected to get more snow this week. According to a special weather statement from Environment and Climate Change Canada, there is the...

Whale deaths on West Coast concerning researchers, poses risk for climate change

An abnormal number of humpback whales have been found dead in the waters off Vancouver Island and the B.C. coast, causing some concern with climate change in mind. Ocean Wise outreach and education lead Aaron Purdy says there have been around four deaths of humpback whales since mid-October, which is...

Medical Service Commission applies for injunction against Telus Health LifePlus Program

An injunction application has been filed to the BC Supreme Court by the Medical Service Commission, after an investigation into Telus Health’s LifePlus Program. The commission is responsible for ensuring all B.C. residents have reasonable access to medical care and for managing the provision and payment of medical care. Telus Health’s...

New Nanaimo warming centers get funding

The Risebridge Society and 7-10 Club Society’s warming centers are getting up and running, thanks to help from the city. The new warming centers at 520 Prideaux Street and St. Paul’s Anglican Church at 100 Chapel Street will be supporting the homeless during the cold winter weather. The center at 520...

Nearly 180 Lives Lost to Toxic Illicit Drugs in October

October was another grim month for toxic drug deaths in the province as 179 lives were lost. The number represents a 14 per cent decrease since October 2021, but a four per cent increase since September 2022 (172 deaths). The number means there were around 5.8 deaths per day. Of those...

Some TUMS products being recalled

Health Canada says TUMS Peppermint Regular Strength antacid sold in packages of three rolls with 12 tablets each may contain fiberglass fragments, paper, and aluminum. While the agency says most people can digest the fragments with little to no concern, an elderly person with narrow areas of their intestines because...
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