Health

Parksville council finally had a chance to discuss the issue of improperly discarded needles with public health officials.
The special council meeting with representatives from Island Health, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions is set for Feb. 11 at 3 p.m.
Berwick Qualicum Beach has been recognized as one of the top 25 senior communities for active living in North America.
Clinical trials of burosumab in patients under the age of 18 showed reduced deformities in lower extremities, as well as significant improvements in stiffness and the severity of rickets.
The province received its first doses of COVID-19 vaccine one year ago today (Dec. 14) when a shipment arrived in Vancouver.
The province said the treatment will be covered through the B.C. Expensive Drugs for Rare Diseases (EDRD) process and is expected to benefit about 400 British Columbians.
“We want a conversation. This problem is getting worse. It’s not getting better,” said Mayor Ed Mayne during council’s Sept. 20 meeting.
There are 13 active #COVID19 cases in the central Vancouver Island region.
There are 12 active #COVID19 cases in the central Vancouver Island region.
“There was the fear of catching the virus ourselves, questioning whether we were wearing adequate personal protective equipment, praying we were not bringing the virus home to our families,” said Lizzy Hannah, a nurse at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

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