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November 10, 2016
Researcher Jazlin presents poster at National Family Medicine Conference

Jazlin at Family Medicine Conference
Researcher Jazylin Mayhue with her presented research poster at the national Family Medicine Conference
Researcher Jazlin Mayhue successfully presented her clinical research project to family physicians and resident trainees across Canada, at the national Family Medicine Conference in Vancouver.

October 23, 2016
Kody joins the team

Kody the Kodiak
Kody the Kodiak welcoming people to the medical office
Kody the Kodiak has joined the team. Hand-carved in Metchosin, he welcomes young and old on the way to the office. Many thanks to sculptor Dave for the kind addition.

May 13, 2016
Dr. Ravalia receives Order of Canada

Dr. Ravalia receives Order of Canada
Dr. Ravalia (at left) collecting the Order of Canada in Ottawa from the Governor General
Dr. Ravalia, Dr. O'Connor's colleague during his years in Twillingate, received the Order of Canada.

The award was in recognition of his many years of contributions to community and rural medicine.

Congratulations Dr. Ravalia!

More coverage at The Telegram

April 5, 2016
First pineapple harvest complete

Pineapple first harvest
Harvesting the first pineapples for a healthy afternoon snack
The first batch of office-grown pineapples have been harvested. Eaten one day in the office, the pineapples taste a bit zestier than ones from the grocery store.

September 15, 2015
Housecall bike wins 'Best Bike Accessory' at Metchosin Day

Best bike accessory
Detachable custom-built doctor's bag to ensure that ophthalmoscope and other tools don't fall off while enroute to housecall
Metchosin Day now has a section for bicycles, including ribbons in various categories, helping to promote healthy bicycling in the community.

The year's best bike accessory went to the housecall's bike custom built rack, that snaps to a modded detachable doctors bag. Thanks to Al Bergman for the custom welding and fabrication.

Competition in Metchosin for bike accessory was not as tight as the battle for best pie, yet.

August 6, 2015
Housecall bicycle is complete

Housecall bicycle completion
Al Bergman completes final construction of the housecall bicycle in his home-based manufacturing shop in Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island
Al Bergman, of Berg Bikes, has completed construction of the housecall bicycle. It was picked up from his shop at his house

February 2, 2015
Second family doctor, Dr. Pete Hobza, joins the team

Dr. Pete Hobza, a full-time family physician, has joined the team. Welcome to Dr. Pete!

April 27, 2014
Fruit orchard at the medical office

Fruit orchard initiated
Pear, lime, lemon, and orange trees are planted at the medical office, to encourage healthy food choices
The first fruit trees have been been planted at the medical office, to help encourage a healthy lifestyle. Making good use of the temperate climate, the first trees include pears, lemons, oranges and limes. Fruit will begin to be available in Fall 2014.