Health

Roughly 70 SAR personnel and volunteers on Quadra Island are looking for a pair of women missing on the island east of Campbell River since early Wednesday evening.
Roughly 70 SAR personnel and volunteers on Quadra Island are looking for a pair of women missing on the island east of Campbell River since early Wednesday evening. Google

UPDATE: women missing on Quadra Island found safe after massive search

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
November 16, 2018 - 11:59am Updated: November 16, 2018 - 3:40pm

CAMPBELL RIVER — The two women were found early this afternoon and were reportedly hungry and cold, but otherwise in good condition.

 

EARLIER:

A massive search is ongoing for a pair of elderly women and their dog on Quadra Island, east of Campbell River.

The Qualicum Spice variety of Little Qualicum Cheeseworks was linked to five cases of E. coli around B.C.
The Qualicum Spice variety of Little Qualicum Cheeseworks was linked to five cases of E. coli around B.C. Submitted/Centre for Disease Control

E. coli outbreak in Qualicum cheese makes five people sick, prompts warning

By The Canadian Press
November 13, 2018 - 2:58pm

VANCOUVER — An E. coli outbreak has made five people in British Columbia sick and the provincial centre for disease control is warning consumers to throw away or return Little Qualicum Cheeseworks Qualicum Spice cheese.

B.C ministers and Premier John Horgan announcing a significant step towards universal child care in B.C.
B.C ministers and Premier John Horgan announcing a significant step towards universal child care in B.C. Screenshot/CTV

Province testing universal child care at select sites, none in mid-island

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
November 9, 2018 - 12:20pm Updated: November 9, 2018 - 2:51pm

NANAIMO — More than 50 prototype sites are being launched across the province for universal child care, though none are located in the mid-island.

61-year-old John Petersen looking peachy and happy as can be on his recently returned bike, which he said means the world to him.
61-year-old John Petersen looking peachy and happy as can be on his recently returned bike, which he said means the world to him. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Stolen mobility bike found, returned to beloved Nanaimo man

By Spencer Sterritt
November 8, 2018 - 9:44am

NANAIMO — John Petersen has survived everything the world could throw at him, including losing his family in a terrible house fire and the brutal murder of his sister, but he wasn't sure he could survive without his prized three-wheel bicycle.

A Canada Post employee at the agency's distribution centre on East Wellington Rd. had a health scare after dealing with a suspicious package Wednesday morning.
A Canada Post employee at the agency's distribution centre on East Wellington Rd. had a health scare after dealing with a suspicious package Wednesday morning. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Leaky package causes health scare for Nanaimo Canada Post employee

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
November 7, 2018 - 4:07pm Updated: November 7, 2018 - 5:26pm

NANAIMO — It was a frantic few minutes at the Canada Post distribution centre in Nanaimo as an employee at the East Wellington Rd. facility was sent to hospital.

Despite investigations and awareness about thefts over the summer, the issue appears to be persisting at Nanaimo's Wexford Creek.
Despite investigations and awareness about thefts over the summer, the issue appears to be persisting at Nanaimo's Wexford Creek. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Allegations of theft from residents continue at Nanaimo seniors facility

By Dominic Abassi
November 6, 2018 - 6:07pm Updated: November 8, 2018 - 5:36pm

NANAIMO — A Nanaimo seniors care facility is exploring increased security options as allegations of theft persist.

The flu shot is free for those under five-years-old, over 65-years-old and for those with chronic health conditions or pregant.
The flu shot is free for those under five-years-old, over 65-years-old and for those with chronic health conditions or pregant. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Number of people getting flu vaccinations increasing in Nanaimo

By Spencer Sterritt
November 2, 2018 - 2:10pm

NANAIMO — With the influenza season approaching, Island Health says now is the time to become vaccinated instead of waiting until it's too late.

Approximately 260,000 does of the vaccine are ready to go for Vancouver Island residents, available at pharmacies and public health clinics.

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