Citing medical conditions, women file constitutional challenge of B.C. vaccine card

Two British Columbia women who say doctors advised them against getting COVID-19 vaccines have filed a constitutional challenge of the province’s vaccine passport. A petition filed in B.C. Supreme Court … Read More

‘They walked away from health care’: Okanagan care home workers suddenly quit over vaccine mandate

Care homes in the B.C. Interior are struggling with staffing shortages after a handful of workers suddenly quit over B.C.’s new COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all long-term and assisted living … Read More

Business groups urge Canada to scrap PCR test requirement, as U.S. border nears reopening

Boards of trade, chambers of commerce and tourism organizations both in the United States and Canada are calling on the Canadian government to scrap requirements to produce a negative COVID-19 … Read More

Robots with iPads help B.C. long-term care residents connect with loved ones

After many months of an isolating pandemic, some long-term care residents in Metro Vancouver are reconnecting with loved ones with help from robots. The devices, called “telepresence” robots, prop up … Read More

B.C. preparing to offer COVID-19 vaccine to 6- to 11-year-olds once approved

British Columbia is “actively preparing” to provide the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children aged six to 11, if and when it receives Health Canada approval. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie … Read More

B.C. will aid Alberta ‘where we can and when we can,’ but not offering ICU beds: Horgan

British Columbia’s premier says the province will do what it can to help Alberta stave off the collapse of its health-care system, but stopped short of offering hospital beds or … Read More

No room in B.C. hospitals for Alberta COVID-19 patients, says province

British Columbia does not currently have the capacity to help relieve the strain on Alberta’s COVID-19-beleaguered hospital system, Health Minister Adrian Dix said Thursday. “The Ministry of Health met with … Read More

Video shows vaccine protesters calling B.C. RCMP officers ‘Nazis’ and ‘brownshirts’

The tensions around COVID-19, the mask mandate and the vaccine card seem to be heating up in one of B.C.’s least vaccinated regions. A video posted to Twitter recently shows … Read More

UBC student says hundreds of dozens contracted COVID-19 after indoor frat party

A UBC student says dozens of people who attended an indoor frat party on campus last week have tested positive for COVID-19. The student, whose identify Global News has agreed … Read More

UBC student says dozens contracted COVID-19 after indoor frat party

A UBC student says dozens of people who attended an indoor frat party on campus last week have tested positive for COVID-19. The student, whose identify Global News has agreed … Read More

UBC student says hundreds of people contracted COVID-19 after indoor frat party

A UBC student says dozens of people who attended an indoor frat party on campus last week have tested positive for COVID-19. The student, whose identify Global News has agreed … Read More

B.C. vaccine passport risks discriminating against vulnerable groups, advocates say

A number of community groups are calling on the B.C. government to provide exemptions to its incoming COVID-19 vaccine passport, over concerns about how it will affect some of the … Read More

People seeking horse dewormer as COVID-19 ‘cure’ creates shortage, says B.C. livestock supplier

A B.C. retailer that carries farm and livestock supplies says it’s seeing a surge of people trying to buy an animal anti-parasite medication out of the belief it will protect … Read More

People seeking horse dewormer as COVID-19 ‘cure’ creating shortage in B.C., says livestock supplier

A B.C. retailer that carries farm and livestock supplies says it’s seeing a surge of people trying to buy an animal anti-parasite medication out of the belief it will protect … Read More

COVID-19: Protesters target several B.C. hospitals, decry vaccine ‘tyranny’

Protesters opposed to COVID-19 protocols and vaccine mandates gathered at several B.C. hospitals on Wednesday for what was billed as a “world-wide walkout” for “health freedom.” “Stand up for freedom … Read More

RCMP union says enforcing B.C. vaccine passport a ‘concern’ given lack of resources

The union representing RCMP officers says it’s concerned about the strain enforcing B.C.’s new COVID-19 vaccine passport will put on resources that are already stretched thin. On Friday, Premier John … Read More

Police unions say enforcing B.C. vaccine passport a ‘concern’ given lack of resources

The union representing RCMP officers says it’s concerned about the strain enforcing B.C.’s new COVID-19 vaccine passport will put on resources that are already stretched thin. On Friday, Premier John … Read More

Some B.C. businesses vow to defy province’s vaccine passport system

Just days after British Columbia announced plans to require a proof of COVID-19 vaccination to access certain non-essential services and activities, some businesses are already vowing to defy the mandate. … Read More

Day 1 of mandatory masks again in B.C.’s indoor public places

Wednesday marks the first day all British Columbians once again have to mask up to enter indoor public places, as the province struggles to contain its fourth wave of COVID-19. … Read More

B.C. to reduce interval between COVID-19 vaccine doses to four weeks

B.C.’s top doctor said Monday the province is reducing the interval between doses of COVID-19 vaccines from 49 days down to 28 days. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said … Read More

Delta variant now makes up 95% of B.C.’s COVID-19 cases: officials

The latest data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows that the highly contagious Delta variant now makes up nearly all COVID-19 cases in the province. The BCCDC’s latest … Read More

New restrictions on gatherings, bars, restaurants amid Okanagan COVID-19 surge

Amid surging COVID-19 cases in B.C.’s Central Okanagan, health officials are ratcheting up pandemic restrictions in the area. Speaking at a hastily organized briefing, Health Minister Adrian Dix said more … Read More

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

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