Majority of Canadians want higher vaccination numbers before U.S. border reopened: poll

A strong majority of Canadians want to wait until three quarters of the population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before reopening the U.S. border to recreational travel, according to … Read More

COVID-19: B.C. businesses gear up as pandemic restrictions relaxed

The buzz of full restaurants and tills ringing will start to become familiar on Thursday as British Columbia largely returns to the rhythms of pre-pandemic life. While businesses are excited … Read More

B.C. hospital performs 4th double-lung transplant on COVID-19 patient in 2 months

Marc Brown is recovering at Vancouver General Hospital, where he owes his life to a new set of lungs. Brown is one of four COVID-19 patients to receive a double … Read More

B.C. hospital performs 4th double-lung transplant on COVID-19 patients in 2 months

Marc Brown is recovering at Vancouver General Hospital, where he owes his life to a new set of lungs. Brown is one of four COVID-19 patients to receive a double … Read More

WATCH: B.C.’s COVID-19 update with Dr. Bonnie Henry, June 22

Health officials are providing updates on the coronavirus in B.C. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will hold press conferences as part of efforts to … Read More

Court hearing for wealthy B.C. couple accused of jumping vaccine queue in the Yukon

A wealthy Vancouver couple, accused of jumping the queue to get their COVID-19 vaccine, is expected in court Wednesday. Rod and Ekaterina Baker were due in court Tuesday in the … Read More

Wealthy B.C. couple who jumped COVID vaccine queue in the Yukon plead guilty, issued fines

A wealthy Vancouver couple pleaded guilty to jumping the queue to get their COVID-19 vaccine in the Yukon earlier this year. Rod and Ekaterina Baker appeared via video link, entering … Read More

From babies to bridge crossings, a data dive into how COVID-19 changed B.C.

It has been 15 months since our lives were rattled by COVID-19. Many British Columbians have lost loved ones, lost jobs, lost precious time with friends and family due to … Read More

COVID-19: B.C. lays out restart plan including a return to normal by September

British Columbia officials on Tuesday unveiled a four-step plan to ease pandemic restrictions, with indoor restaurant dining and small social gatherings back on right away. But the big changes will … Read More

UBC prof plays social media myth-buster on COVID-19 questions

When you love science as much Anna Blakney does, you want to share it with the world. In Blakney’s case, she dispenses information on COVID-19 to a large audience on … Read More

Wealthy B.C. couple accused of jumping vaccine queue in Yukon to be sentenced Tuesday

The wealthy Vancouver couple accused of duping their way into getting a COVID-19 vaccine in the Yukon before they were eligible are expected to learn the consequences of that decision Tuesday. … Read More

Case of wealthy B.C. couple accused of jumping vaccine queue in Yukon put over to June 15

The wealthy Vancouver couple accused of duping their way into getting a COVID-19 vaccine in the Yukon before they were eligible are still waiting to learn their fate. A lawyer for … Read More

B.C. 19-year-old hospitalized with rare COVID-linked syndrome usually found in kids

Zoe Olson might be a record holder, but it’s not a status she’s particularly thrilled about. The 19-year-old from Maple Ridge was hospitalized with multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children and … Read More

Woman diagnosed with B.C.’s first rare blood clot disorder following AstraZeneca vaccine

A B.C. woman in her 40s has become the first person in the province to be diagnosed with a rare blood clot disorder following a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. … Read More

‘This could be manslaughter’: Legal experts warn about hosting parties during COVID-19

Legal experts say holding parties that lead to death from COVID-19 during the pandemic could lead to manslaughter charges. The warning follows a B.C. provincial court judge’s scathing words to … Read More

B.C. family still searching for answers to how healthy 46-year-old dad died of COVID

A grieving Tsawwassen, B.C., woman is fighting for more information about her 46-year-old husband’s COVID-19 related death, after he was found unresponsive in their home on the morning of April … Read More

‘It’s a legal loophole’: British Columbians use U.S.-Canada land border to avoid quarantine hotels

A number of people are taking advantage of what an immigration lawyer calls a “legal loophole” when it comes to entering Canada from the United States. Buses, taxis and limos … Read More

B.C. could hit 3,000 new COVID-19 cases a day if contact trends don’t go down: health officials

COVID-19 variants are driving virus transmission to the point where the province could hit 3,000 new cases per day, if trends continue. New provincial modelling shows even if social gatherings … Read More

British Columbia set to unveil latest COVID-19 modelling data Thursday afternoon

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix are set to present the latest round of COVID-19 modelling at 2 p.m. PT, Thursday. The latest numbers are … Read More

Pandemic takes tragic toll on international students with rising deaths by suicide: report

International students are being pushed to the brink during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the mounting pressures have led to a rise in death by suicide cases across Canada, according to … Read More

Canucks in crisis with 16 players now on COVID-19 protocol list

The Vancouver Canucks’ health woes worsened again on Sunday, as the number of players entering the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol climbed to 16. Three members of the coaching staff are also … Read More

COVID: Sweeping new restrictions in place including in-person dining at B.C. bars and restaurants

The B.C. government has announced substantial new restrictions in an attempt to cut down COVID-19 transmission. The new public health orders are effective midnight, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. “COVID-19 continues … Read More

B.C.’s top doctor hints at changes to COVID-19 restrictions around youth sports

B.C.’s top doctor says there may be changes to restrictions around youth sports by the end of the next month, but noted there have been COVID-19 clusters linked to youth … Read More

COVID-19: B.C. Supreme Court upholds provincial ban on in-person religious services

The B.C. Supreme Court has dismissed a legal challenge to the province’s restrictions on in-person religious gatherings. Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson released the judgment Thursday. In the 60-page decision, Hinkson … Read More

Why is B.C. on its 1st age group when Alberta is opening vaccination to anyone 65+?

Why will all Alberta seniors be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine Monday, the same day British Columbia begins giving out its first doses to seniors aged 90 and over who … Read More

Metro Vancouver residents trashed more than 500 million pieces of PPE last year, report finds

A new report is offering insight into how much additional trash is ending up in Metro Vancouver landfills amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, tabled Friday by Metro Vancouver’s Zero … Read More

What you need to know as B.C. opens COVID-19 vaccine bookings for people over 90 on Monday

B.C. will begin accepting appointments for COVID-19 vaccines for people over the age of 90 and Indigenous people over the age of 65 on Monday. On Sunday, health authorities around … Read More

Study to probe level of COVID-19 transmission in Vancouver schools

Researchers in British Columbia are hoping to get a better understanding of just how much COVID-19 transmission is actually happening in schools. “A lot of what we know is based … Read More

As COVID-19 vaccine efforts ramp up, advice on how to deal with a fear of needles

While COVID-19 vaccines come as a relief to many, for some it’s a source of anxiety. Trypanophobia, a fear of needles, was classified as a disorder in 1994. For those … Read More

Downtown Eastside residents offered $5 after getting COVID-19 vaccine

Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside has been the site of a major COVID-19 vaccination program, which includes offering residents $5 cash after they get their vaccine. Health Minister Adrian Dix said Monday … Read More

COVID-19 outbreak declared on 2 more units at Vancouver General Hospital

Two more units at Vancouver General Hospital are dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks. Two inpatient units in the Jim Pattison Pavilion have now been closed to new admissions, Vancouver Coastal Health … Read More

B.C. reports 559 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death

B.C. recorded 559 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday along with one additional death. The new cases bring the province’s seven-day average to 506. Last Wednesday, the province’s seven-day average … Read More

B.C. education minister to provide update on COVID-19 variants in schools

B.C.’s education minister and deputy provincial health officer are scheduled to speak with reporters on Monday afternoon to discuss COVID-19 variants in schools in the Fraser Health region. Jennifer Whiteside … Read More

B.C. officials say there is no evidence of transmission of COVID-19 variants in schools

B.C. heath officials confirmed there are cases of COVID-19 variants of concern in seven schools in the Fraser Health region. But there is no evidence of transmission of the variants … Read More

B.C. officials to provide update on COVID-19 variants in schools

B.C.’s education minister and deputy provincial health officer are scheduled to speak with reporters on Monday afternoon to discuss COVID-19 variants in schools in the Fraser Health region. Jennifer Whiteside … Read More

‘It’s inconvenient and very expensive’: 5 Vancouver hotels approved for government quarantine

New mandatory quarantine rules are now in effect for international travellers landing in Canada. Vancouver is one of four locations in Canada where travellers must fly into and quarantine in … Read More

His toddler caught COVID-19 at daycare. He says now’s the time for B.C. to use rapid tests

A Vancouver father whose toddler contracted COVID-19 at a Burnaby daycare says B.C. needs to deploy rapid testing now and to shift strategies before variants of the virus take over. … Read More

Quebec Olympians’ mask-less photo in B.C. ski town raises eyebrows

An apparent recent visit to British Columbia by a pair of high-profile Canadian skiers is raising eyebrows, amid public health advisories not to travel during COVID-19. A photo recently posted … Read More

Leading B.C. doctor says 1 shot of COVID-19 vaccine is good enough — for now

Should Canadian public health officials be keeping second doses of COVID-19 vaccine on ice until all high-risk people get their first shot? It’s a possibility Dr. Danuta Skowronski, epidemiology lead … Read More

Liberal MLAs call on B.C., Washington state to close Peace Arch Park amid increase in tents

The BC Liberals are calling on the B.C. government to work to shut down the only park in the country allowing camping for American and Canadian visitors amid the coronavirus … Read More

B.C. reports whopping 547 COVID-19 cases in Whistler so far this year

The resort community of Whistler has become one of B.C.’s COVID-19 hotspots. Health officials revealed on Friday that the community had recorded 547 known cases of the virus between Jan. … Read More

B.C. announces 1,158 new cases and 21 deaths over 3 days as infection rate drops

B.C.’s COVID-19 infection rate continued to drop over the weekend, a welcome sign amid a pandemic that has now killed over 1,200 people in the province. Health officials on Monday … Read More

B.C. health officials to provide latest COVID-19 update on Monday

British Columbia health officials will provide the latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday afternoon. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will announce the … Read More

B.C. announces 1,158 new COVID-19 cases, 21 deaths over 3 days as infection rate drops

B.C.’s COVID-19 infection rate continued to drop over the weekend, a welcome sign amid a pandemic that has now killed over 1,200 people in the province. Health officials on Monday … Read More

COVID-19 case at B.C. high school was in close contact with variant, officials say

Fraser Health says an individual at Garibaldi Secondary school has tested positive for COVID-19, and was a close contact of another case who has a variant of the virus. The … Read More

Alleged Yukon vaccine queue jumpers test negative for COVID-19, lawyer says

The wealthy Vancouver couple who allegedly flew to the Yukon to jump the queue for a COVID-19 vaccination has reportedly tested negative for the virus. Janet Vander Meer, a member … Read More

WATCH: B.C.’s coronavirus update with Dr. Bonnie Henry, Jan. 29

Health officials are providing updates on the coronavirus in B.C. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will hold press conferences as part of efforts to … Read More

B.C. marks one-year anniversary of first confirmed case of COVID-19

Thursday marks one year since B.C.’s first confirmed case of COVID-19. A man in his 40s tested positive on Jan. 28, 2020, after returning from Wuhan, China — the original … Read More

B.C. couple who flew to Yukon for COVID-19 vaccine ineligible for 2nd dose until August

A B.C. couple charged with disobeying isolation requirements and travelling to the Yukon to jump the COVID-19 vaccine queue will not be immediately eligible to receive their second Moderna dose … Read More

Great Canadian Gaming CEO, wife ticketed after allegedly flying to Yukon to get COVID-19 vaccine

The Vancouver couple ticketed for disobeying isolation requirements and travelling to the Yukon to jumping the COVID-19 vaccine queue have been identified. Rod Baker, 55, and his wife, Ekaterina Baker, … Read More

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