The District of Sooke has issued this advisory, on request of the Vancouver Island Health Authority.
Island Health (VIHA) has asked municipalities to help spread the word on death cap mushrooms.
We are now entering the season of death cap mushrooms, where they can be seen growing in most urban areas.
VIHA would like to take this time to raise awareness to the general public to prevent any accidental consumption, which may lead to severe illness.
The below attachments are sent to you by Island Health, Health Protection Environmental Services Program, and have been recently finalized by the BC Centre for Disease Control.
For further information on poisonous mushrooms, please visit the BCCDC webpage.