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B.C. boosts substance use and mental health supports for inmates leaving jail

The British Columbia government says inmates struggling with mental health and substance use will be supported after they leave jail by transition teams connected to all 10 of the province's correctional centres. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Sheila Malcolmson says that's an increase from inmates at five facilities getting help with services like housing, health care, transportation and treatment when they are released.

B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson speaks during a news conference, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Fog advisories issued for 2 regions of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada is warning of extremely limited visibility in parts of Vancouver Island on Monday due to fog. Fog advisories have been issued for West Vancouver Island and North Vancouver Island, with thick fog expected to appear early Monday afternoon.

A foggy commute on County Road 10 in New Lowell on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 (Justin Rydell/CTV News)