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Fentanyl detected in 81% of illicit drug deaths in B.C. in 2017

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0700

Fentanyl has been detected in more than four of every five illicit-drug overdose deaths in British Columbia through the first seven months of 2017, according to the latest statistics from the BC Coroners Service.

Stay safe on the Labour Day long weekend

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:38:00 -0700

Summer is gradually coming to a close, but the wildfire risk in many parts of the province remains a very serious concern. British Columbians are urged to exercise caution and remain vigilant to help prevent human-caused wildfires.

Statement on International Overdose Awareness Day

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:30:00 -0700

Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, has issued the following statement regarding International Overdose Awareness Day, Aug. 31, 2017:

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Independent expert to oversee Hullcar review

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:00:00 -0700

An independent, respected national water and governance expert has been commissioned to support the review of the pollution in the Hullcar Aquifer, recently announced by Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman.

Wildfire evacuees: Air quality and returning home

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:00:00 -0700

To date, tens of thousands of people have had to evacuate from their homes as a result of the wildfires in British Columbia.

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Province to invest $4.5 million for new supportive housing in Penticton

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:30:00 -0700

The Province is providing $4.5 million to purchase the Super 8 motel, located at 1706 Main St., for supportive housing.

June illicit drug-death numbers

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:00:00 -0700

Illicit drug deaths in British Columbia continue to be a serious concern with the number of overdose deaths in the province up 88% compared with the same period in 2016, according to the latest statistics from the BC Coroners Service.

Help prevent wildfires on the B.C. Day long weekend

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 10:15:00 -0700

With B.C. Day around the corner, everyone has a role to play in helping to prevent wildfires and having a safe, healthy long weekend.

Statement on public health emergency anniversary

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall has issued the following statement: 

Funding enhances palliative and hospice supports

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:30:00 -0700

The Province is providing $1.746 million for palliative and hospice care in British Columbia to support patients and caregivers.

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