Health and wellness

Facing brain cancer with resilience

Facing brain cancer with resilience

Workout to Conquer Cancer celebrates what our bodies can do and supports BC Cancer Foundation

  • Mar 9, 2020
Facing brain cancer with resilience
A touch of Joy Stewart

A touch of Joy Stewart

Skin health guru customizes facial treatments

  • Mar 2, 2020
A touch of Joy Stewart
Leah Hollins, board chair of Island Health (Left), Dr. Leah MacDonald, executive medical director of primary care and senior’s health, MLA Lana Popham, Kaye Kennish, executive director of the James Bay community project, Acting Mayor Sharmarke Dubow, Minister of Finance Carole James, Rozlynne Mitchell, chair of the James Bay community Project and Minister of Health Adrian Dix stand in front of the building at 547 Michigan St. where Victoria’s first Urgent and Primary Health Care Centre will go. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria’s first urgent primary health clinic coming to James Bay

The third urgent care clinic on the Island is set to open in March 2020

Leah Hollins, board chair of Island Health (Left), Dr. Leah MacDonald, executive medical director of primary care and senior’s health, MLA Lana Popham, Kaye Kennish, executive director of the James Bay community project, Acting Mayor Sharmarke Dubow, Minister of Finance Carole James, Rozlynne Mitchell, chair of the James Bay community Project and Minister of Health Adrian Dix stand in front of the building at 547 Michigan St. where Victoria’s first Urgent and Primary Health Care Centre will go. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing

Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing

Fitness duo Victoria Courtnall and Hayley Gustavson add to their exercise empire

  • Oct 18, 2019
Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing
Finding the right fit                                Members of the Parkinson Wellness Project take part in an exercise class. The Parkinson’s wellness centre opened earlier this month at 202-2680 Blanshard St. See story on Page A8. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Parkinson’s wellness centre opens in Victoria

The Parkinson Wellness Project helps people gain strength and stability through exercise

Finding the right fit                                Members of the Parkinson Wellness Project take part in an exercise class. The Parkinson’s wellness centre opened earlier this month at 202-2680 Blanshard St. See story on Page A8. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Dr. Ana Teresa Armas Enriquez advocates for women’s health

Dr. Ana Teresa Armas Enriquez advocates for women’s health

Women’s Vita medical clinic allows doctor’s true identity to shine

  • Sep 20, 2019
Dr. Ana Teresa Armas Enriquez advocates for women’s health
Sexual health is a core component of Vernon gynecologist’s practice

Sexual health is a core component of Vernon gynecologist’s practice

Dr. Nicholas Half takes pride in his rapport with patients

  • Jul 24, 2019
Sexual health is a core component of Vernon gynecologist’s practice
Give Me Strength, Give Me Pilates

Give Me Strength, Give Me Pilates

Instructor Melanie O’Connor caters to a variety of ages and skill levels in her Brentwood Bay studio

  • Mar 4, 2019
Give Me Strength, Give Me Pilates
Crossfit For Life

Crossfit For Life

Exercise training for fitness and well being

  • Aug 28, 2018
Crossfit For Life
Stacked - Sandwiches That Explode With Taste

Stacked – Sandwiches That Explode With Taste

Chef Heidi Fink creates recipes for sandwiches that satisfy everyone in your household

  • Aug 23, 2018
Stacked - Sandwiches That Explode With Taste
Susan Simmons, who swam the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Port Angeles to Victoria last year, speaks on staying healthy as one ages, March 22 at the Yakimovich Wellness Centre in Victoria. Travis Paterson/Black Press

Keep swimming: Strait swimmer giving seniors’ fitness motivation talk

Free presentation by Susan Simmons part of Embrace Aging Month

Susan Simmons, who swam the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Port Angeles to Victoria last year, speaks on staying healthy as one ages, March 22 at the Yakimovich Wellness Centre in Victoria. Travis Paterson/Black Press