Provincial Politics

Health minister Adrian Dix told reporters on Friday the staff surveys about iHealth were "striking" and concerning.
Health minister Adrian Dix told reporters on Friday the staff surveys about iHealth were "striking" and concerning. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

New review of iHealth system 'Highly critical, even quite devastating:' Health Minister

By Spencer Sterritt
January 12, 2018 - 2:03pm Updated: January 12, 2018 - 2:55pm

NANAIMO — The price tag for the much maligned iHealth system, which was being tested at three health facilities in the Nanaimo area, is going up.

The troubled iHealth system at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital may be without a leader, after the executive director of the project left Island Health
The troubled iHealth system at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital may be without a leader, after the executive director of the project left Island Health Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW Staff

Executive director of troubled iHealth system leaves health authority

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
January 10, 2018 - 4:24pm Updated: January 11, 2018 - 3:33pm

NANAIMO — The roll out of the electronic medical system iHealth has hit a serious bump.

The sign gracing a pop-up overdose prevention tent in Nanaimo for international overdose awareness day in August.
The sign gracing a pop-up overdose prevention tent in Nanaimo for international overdose awareness day in August. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

'We don't have the resources:' City to call on province for mental health, overdose support

By Dominic Abassi
January 9, 2018 - 5:56pm Updated: January 10, 2018 - 12:47pm

NANAIMO — Don't forget about us.

That's the message the City of Nanaimo hopes to convey, as the provincial government begins to roll out potential solutions to the overdose crisis gripping the harbour city and many other communities in B.C.

A nightmare to traverse at the best of times, it appears an upgrade at this Nanaimo intersection will go ahead despite higher costs.
A nightmare to traverse at the best of times, it appears an upgrade at this Nanaimo intersection will go ahead despite higher costs. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Province boosts funding as upgrade costs rise for dangerous Nanaimo intersection

By Dominic Abassi
January 4, 2018 - 5:19pm

NANAIMO — The province is stepping up with more funding as costs rise for a priority intersection safety upgrade in Nanaimo.

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