Island Health

Port Alberni’s Cruise for Care returns for encore

Car enthusiasts will honour frontline workers Friday, May 29 on route through city


Island Health signs working agreement to turn former Comox hospital into a ‘dementia village’

Island Health has signed a project development agreement with Providence Living to…

  • May 25, 2020


Vancouver Island hasn’t seen a new homegrown case of COVID-19 in two weeks

Island’s low and steady transmission rate chalked up to several factors


LETTER: Siren use ‘way overdone’, says writer

Sounding all the sirens and horns and whistles and bells is a lame way to show appreciation…

  • May 13, 2020

Island Health resumes elective surgeries

About 4,000 surgeries were postponed across the Island

A LOOK BACK: Port Alberni’s hospital

Take a peek at Alberni Valley history with Alberni Valley Museum

  • May 2, 2020

COVID-19’s ‘collateral damage’ will be our mental health

Numerous programs exist to help Alberni Valley residents

LETTER: Emergency nurse appreciates Saturday siren salute

It was extremely impressive and touching and brought tears to my eyes…

  • Apr 22, 2020

LETTER: Sirens should only be used for emergencies

I have no issue with people showing support for frontline workers…

  • Apr 22, 2020

Port Alberni seniors’ homes working hard to keep COVID-19 at bay

Echo Village, Fir Park Village take drastic steps to prevent coronavirus outbreak

Island Health confirms three coronavirus deaths in region

In total 77 British Columbians have died from COVID-19

LETTER: People deserve to know where COVID-19 is present

I have to state my objections to the current Island Health policy…

  • Apr 15, 2020

LETTER: Knowledge is power when dealing with pandemic

There is no need to know who has unfortunately contracted the virus…

  • Apr 15, 2020

EDITORIAL: Port Alberni’s loud thanks well deserved

Stay at home, stay the course so we can beat coronavirus

  • Apr 1, 2020

COVID-19: Isolation exemptions to frontline workers a danger to patients, say Island Health employees

Staff exempt from self-isolation upon return from international travel according to Island Health

Island Health facilities now only open for essential visits

Visits allowed for critically ill, those in end-of-life care or those that need escorts

Flu hospitalizations see significant drop across Vancouver Island

Less than a third of the number of people have been hospitalized due to influenza since last year

One case of tuberculosis confirmed in Victoria

Two B.C. hostels were exposed in early March

23rd case of measles in B.C. confirmed in Greater Victoria

The new case brings at least two measles exposure sites in Central Saanich