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Health and Wellness Newsletter: Featured Businesses 2024

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A common New Year’s resolution is to live healthier, whether that’s through a new exercise or diet regime or just trying to make different choices overall. But like a lot of resolutions, it’s not one that often sticks, and usually after the first week of January it gets forgotten. So here we are to offer a bit of extra motivation and a reminder to stick to your resolution with some of the great health related businesses we have as clients that can help your wellbeing.

In this newsletter:



Health & Wellbeing

Home And Garden

Insurance & Financial

Medical Equipment

Mental Health

Outdoor Activities

Physical Activity & Dance


Pets West

Your pet is an important and beloved part of your life. Make sure they have all the essentials for comfort and health by turning to Pets West, located in Broadmead Village Shopping Centre. Discover an extensive selection of pet supplies and food for cats, dogs, and more, including nourishing raw food options to cater to your pet's specific needs. Give your furry friend the care they deserve in 2024 with a visit to Pets West.

They offer delivery and pickup options, so to order today visit

Sitka Veterinary

In 2024 ensure your pet is made comfortable when they’re being treated, courtesy of Sitka Veterinary Services, a professional house call veterinary practice serving the Cowichan Valley area. Get stress-free veterinary care for your dog or cat in the comfort of your own home, which is ideal for anxious pets or those pets that don’t travel well. Not only is it convenient for you and a time-saver, there is no risk of your pet being exposed to other sick animals.

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Food & Diet

Heart & Bone

Navigating a keto or paleo diet can be a bit tricky sometimes, with supermarkets and manufacturers making it hard for you to figure out exactly what you need to look for, and forcing you to scan over every ingredient list. To make things simpler shop somewhere that specializes in organic paleo and keto-friendly foods, and Heart & Bone have you covered for both the sweet and the savoury without compromising your diet. They offer a premium selection of bone broths renowned for their various health benefits, ranging from joint healing to body detoxification. Alternatively indulge in their keto fat bars, available in an array of flavours such as matcha, lemon, salted hazelnut, and coffee.

Visit their shop on Salt Spring Island or order online at

Oak Bay Seafood

Fish and seafood makes for a delicious and healthy meal, and where better to get some than at Oak Bay Seafood. They offer a fantastic selection of fresh local fish, shellfish, and a variety of canned, smoked, and frozen products. Plus all of their products are fished and sourced with the highest commitment to sustainability and ethical practices. So whether it’s to take home to prepare yourself or enjoy from their tasty restaurant, you can be sure of getting the best local, sustainable, and fresh seafood.

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Health & Wellbeing

Victoria Skin Cancer Screening

Eat better. Exercise more. So many of our New Year’s resolutions are about our health, but it’s also important to take care of the important things we often forget. Skin cancer screening is something that everyone should schedule, because when it comes to treating and diagnosing skin cancer nothing is more important than early detection. So look after your health by booking a consultation with one of their doctors.

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Victoria Audrey, RAC Registered Acupuncturist

Treat pain and calm the mind in a tranquil environment with acupuncture from Victoria Audrey, RAC. Acupuncture is a trusted method of healing that has been used for thousands of years to gently reset the nervous system to bring about a profound sense of wellbeing. This warm and friendly clinic is ready to welcome new clients and their families. Weekend appointments available. 

For more information and to book today visit

Hayley Moriarity, Massage Therapist

Hayley Moriarity is a registered massage therapist based in Castlegar, BC, and her skill set includes deep tissue release, intro level of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), and Myofascial techniques. She frames her approach to treatment around working with her patient’s wants, needs, and abilities to achieve positive results, always advocating for her patients and bringing in other health care providers as needed.

To book an appointment visit

Neate Dental

Ensure your oral health is in good hands for the new year with a visit to Neate Dental. As an experienced and family-focused dentist, Dr. Paul Neate is dedicated to ongoing advanced education at Spears University in Scottsdale Arizona. He is patient focused and wants to ensure long term individual and family oriented care.

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Pan Health Centre, Traditional Chinese Medicine

A new year doesn’t always mean doing things a new way. Traditional, time-tested methods can serve very well, and this is something that is put into practice at the Pan Health Centre. Located downtown Victoria on Government Street, they specialize in traditional Chinese herbal medicine that draws on established methods and practices. Their goal is a complete and long-term elimination of all current symptoms and susceptibilities.

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Cardiovascular Risk Calculator

If you’re watching your health in 2024 then the Cardiovascular Risk Calculator can be a helpful tool for making sure you’re staying vigilant and making the right lifestyle choices for you. This support tool provides individualized estimates of your risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years, individualized recommendations from current Canadian guidelines to reduce your risk, and individualized estimates of the potential benefits of the recommended interventions. The calculator is designed for adults aged 35 to 75 years who do not have heart disease, stroke, or diabetes. It is to help you and your doctor decide what strategy of reducing your risk of having a heart attack or stroke is best for you.

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Valleyview Family Chiropractic & Massage Therapy

If there’s one thing we can all agree on for 2024, it’s that we want to stress less and relax more. And there is no better way to unwind than with a skilled and thoroughly relaxing session of chiropractic and massage therapy from Valleyview Family Chiropractic & Massage Therapy. Chiropractic and massage therapy can be an amazing and non-invasive way of unlocking your body’s natural ability to heal, and at Valleyview they are committed to understanding your issues and getting your body back on track.

To find out more visit

Home And Garden

BC Aquifer

Having reliable access to clean, safe, and healthy water for you and your family is essential and BC Aquifer’s experienced and knowledgeable team is here to provide this valuable service. Whether starting a new project, upgrading an existing water system, or needing regular maintenance on a current system, they offer the expertise necessary to complete the job accurately and promptly. Some of their services include well pump installation, maintenance & upgrades, water testing, filtration and treatment systems, rainwater harvesting installation, along with a 24-hour emergency service.

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Goode Environmental

Regularly testing well water for microbial contaminants and heavy metals is important in ensuring access to clean and healthy drinking water. This practice provides peace of mind, and the more information you have, the better you can safeguard the quality of your water supply. Enter Goode Environmental with their water testing services and personalized approach, you not only receive reliable results but also benefit from expert guidance with expert recommendations on enhancing the quality of your drinking water.

For more information visit

Aggressive Fire Safety

When was the last time you thought about the fire extinguishers in your home? For a peace-of-mind resolution, ensure your safety with a certified working fire extinguisher from Aggressive Fire Safety. They provide hands-on fire extinguisher training, service, repair, fire hose testing, and more. Beyond their certified fire extinguisher service, they offer maintenance, on-site inspections, and installations for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

To find out more visit

Vertical Organic Gardening

If you’re looking to spruce up your garden in 2024, whether you’re a perennial greenfingers or someone who’s resolved to finally make use of their garden after years of promise and neglect, check out Vertical Organic Gardening. This is one of the best ways to make the most of your outdoor space, as with a vertical garden you will be able to grow your own food and develop a fantastic outdoor space to really enrich your home. With their gardens, you can grow up to 48 pots of fruits, vegetables, or herbs in an area of less than 8 square feet, making it an ideal way to start eating more fruits and vegetables.

To find out more visit


Coast Mountain Benefits

Ring in a healthier year while saving big with Coast Mountain Benefits. They specialize in Private Health Service Plans tailored for incorporated businesses. Unlike traditional group plans, this offering allows corporations to directly cover medical, dental, and vision expenses, with shareholder employees saving up to 105% on eligible expenses. You're in control – set maximum claim amounts for employees, including shareholder employees, and customize limits for different team members. And not only are expenses returned to employees tax-free, there are no setup fees, premiums, maintenance, or annual fees.

For more information and to get a quote visit

Medical Equipment

Island Mediquip

Everyone should have the freedom and independence to achieve their goals, and that’s what Island Mediquip ensures with their products and services. With five locations on Vancouver Island, they are the largest independent dealer of home medical equipment in the region. They provide vital medical equipment and supplies, including wheelchairs, walkers, grab bars, mattresses, and stair lifts. They also have an extensive collection of medical equipment rentals, available for weekly or monthly terms.

If you have any accessibility or medical support needs, visit


Taking better care of ourselves means putting safety first. As specialists in first aid and healthcare, MEDIX BC can help you do just that. They specialize in providing first aid and healthcare to Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, and no matter what your first aid or healthcare needs, MEDIX is a reliable name that you can count on. With a variety of sizes and uses, their kits are an easy way to have the things you need in an emergency in one convenient pack.

Order the proper supplies here

Canada Scooters & Medical Supply

Are you aiming to explore more and embrace the world around as your New Year's resolution? For those with mobility needs this goal may pose challenges, but Canada Scooters & Medical Supply is here to help the journey. With two decades of experience and a reliable track record, they specialize in finding the ideal mobility device for your needs. Offering an extensive range and expert guidance, their goal is to empower individuals to lead a complete and independent life.

For more information visit

Mental Health

DR Galia Artzy

Therapy is all about having someone who will listen with empathy and help you cope with anything life throws at you. If you’re struggling, get in touch with Dr Galia Artzy and she will provide you with an accessible and secure environment where you can benefit from her years of experience and training. The goal of the sessions will be to help her understand the issues you’re facing and talk through your problems, addressing these through psychotherapy.

For more information visit

DR Ken Harrison

A new year, a new you. That’s the goal so many of us will be working towards and as an experience psychologist Dr Ken Harrison is ideally poised to help you achieve just that. Throughout his nearly two decades of experience, Dr Harrison has enjoyed working with those who seek to improve their lives, achieve their goals, and deal with all manner of obstacles. Guided by an enthusiasm for applying a broad knowledge of psychosocial matters to presenting problems, an abiding curiosity about the minds, emotions, and experiences of the people he works with, and an ability to collaborate in a relational exchange, he has helped a wide range of people deal with their problems and achieve with their goals.

For more information visit

Physical and Outdoor Activities

Carlson's Dance

If you or your children are looking to make the right moves in 2024 or simply wish to discover a engaging and enjoyable way to stay fit while boosting confidence and self-esteem, look no further than Carlson's Dance Studio. They believe that everyone, regardless of age or ability, should have the chance to dance. That's why their classes are led by professionally trained instructors with a genuine passion for the art, dedicated to creating an environment of comfort and inclusivity. Dance goes beyond being a fun art form; it also contributes to the development of self-confidence, self-esteem, teamwork, and discipline. They provide a variety of dance education genres, including ballet, jazz, modern stage, tap, hip hop, contemporary, and musical theatre.

For more details visit

The Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC

Looking for a new challenge this year? Look no further than the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance Of British Columbia. The SKGABC is a non-profit society established to promote and maintain high standards of sea kayaking safety, conduct, and representation through an alliance of professionals. Through ongoing professional development and certification, the Alliance strives to ensure safe practices industry-wide. Over 800 active members in the SKGABC, including guides and owner/operators.

If you're looking for professional sea kayaking training or to search for a trained guide to help you enjoy the water or for more info, go to


4-H stands for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health, and is dedicated to supporting the education and personal development for youths. They are all about trying new things, learning new skills, exploring passions, and challenging yourself. These programs help to equip young individuals with the essential tools and skills for a path towards becoming confident and productive adults.

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Kirby's Source for Sports

Whether your New Year's resolution is to get in shape or your child is looking to delve into sports in 2024, Kirby’s Sports is your go-to destination for the right equipment. Engaging in sports is an exciting and fulfilling way to stay fit, but obtaining the appropriate gear can often be a challenge. Look no further – they are your ultimate resource for all hockey, baseball, lacrosse, football, disc golf, and soccer equipment and clothing needs.

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Avant Garde Fitness

Embrace a healthy and active lifestyle as your mission for 2024, supported by Avant Garde Fitness. This private in-home studio in Mill Bay, with mobile services throughout Duncan, specializes in fitness for the 50+ population. With a focus on core principles that promote a healthy and active lifestyle, Avant Garde provides personalized and small group fitness classes targeting strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility. Their approach centers around fostering lifestyle changes designed to endure for years to come.

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Wild Goose Qigong

If you’re looking to get a new outlook on life this year or to simply find more balance and harmony, then Qigong could be the revelation that changes your life. Qigong is a Chinese health exercise focusing on coordinated and gentle movements designed to help balance your internal energy by releasing old, stale Qi (energy) from the body while gathering fresh Qi from Nature. Wild Goose offers a carefully curated programme in these movements that students can then practise regularly on their own to cultivate good health.

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