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Entertainment coordinator Pam Edgar (right) with walkers and supporters at the 2016 Scotiabank MS Walk in Nanaimo.
Entertainment coordinator Pam Edgar (right) with walkers and supporters at the 2016 Scotiabank MS Walk in Nanaimo. Mac Dallman/MS Society of Canada

Support, awareness at heart of Nanaimo's upcoming MS walk

By Spencer Sterritt
May 25, 2017 - 5:28pm Updated: May 26, 2017 - 10:25am

NANAIMO — There's nothing like the support of friends, family and the community when battling a devastating disease.

The annual Scotiabank MS Walk in Nanaimo is Sunday, May 28.

While boating can be fun, it can also be a dangerous activity if rules aren't followed.
While boating can be fun, it can also be a dangerous activity if rules aren't followed. Photo Credit: Shearwater Marine Group

Boaters urged to put safety first

By Daryl Major
May 22, 2017 - 7:04am

NANAIMO — With May long weekend marking the unofficial start to summer, you can bet boaters are getting their crafts ready for another season on the water.

While having fun might be the number one priority, Boating BC President Don Prittie is urging boaters to put safety first.

According to Island Health, Vancouver Island is suffering from more than 60 doctor vacancies, seven of which were in Parksville.
According to Island Health, Vancouver Island is suffering from more than 60 doctor vacancies, seven of which were in Parksville. Pixabay

New doctors help alleviate shortage in Parksville

By Daryl Major
May 16, 2017 - 5:38pm

PARKSVILLE — Recruitment efforts for new doctors in the Oceanside area has paid off.

Sharon Todd, the coordinator of recruitment and retention for the Oceanside Division of Family Practice, told Parksville Council they've managed to fill two of their open positions.

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Women-only overdose prevention site opens on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

By The Canadian Press
May 16, 2017 - 12:41pm

VANCOUVER — A safe injection site that will only serve women has opened on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Dr. Patricia Daly of Vancouver Coastal Health says many women, including sex trade workers in the troubled neighbourhood, have unique challenges accessing medical services.

The original Nanaimo Child Development Centre and its first seven children on Estevan Rd.
The original Nanaimo Child Development Centre and its first seven children on Estevan Rd. Submitted

Nanaimo Child Development Centre celebrates milestone anniversary

By Ian Holmes
May 15, 2017 - 10:28am Updated: May 15, 2017 - 12:35pm

NANAIMO — One of Nanaimo's most cherished non-profit groups turns 50-years-old on Monday, May 15.

The Nanaimo Child Development Centre (CDC) opened on May 15, 1967 at a small house on Estevan Rd. and served seven children at the time.

The annual Walk With Your Doc event helps show how easy it is to get your daily recommended amount of exercise and also meet local doctors.
The annual Walk With Your Doc event helps show how easy it is to get your daily recommended amount of exercise and also meet local doctors. BC Medical Association

Stay healthy and informed at Nanaimo's Walk With Your Doc event

By Spencer Sterritt
May 12, 2017 - 5:26pm

NANAIMO — Going for an early morning walk doesn't have to be done alone.

Island Health's annual Walk With Your Doc event is Saturday, May 13 at Maffeo Sutton Park starting at 10 a.m. where anyone can take a stroll with local doctors and other health-minded people.

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