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

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

‘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

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-19 variants could see B.C. set new ICU record by early April: data expert

Experts are warning that British Columbia’s recent surge in new COVID-19 cases could see record pressure on B.C.’s hospitals as new variants of concern take hold in the community. On … 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

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

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

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

Petition pushes B.C. government for tighter COVID-19 travel and quarantine restrictions

A petition calling on the B.C. government to lock down the province’s borders amid COVID-19 is gaining momentum online. Vancouver Island resident Christian Stapff is behind the petition urging Premier … Read More

B.C.’s total COVID-19 case count tops 60K, with 509 new cases reported Friday

The number of COVID-19 cases British Columbia has reported since the start of the pandemic topped 60,000 Friday, as officials reported 509 new cases. In a written statement, health officials … Read More

Mink on second B.C. farm test positive for COVID-19

Health officials detected COVID-19 at a second mink farm in B.C.’s Fraser Valley. In a media release Christmas Eve, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries said three mink had … Read More

Chilliwack RCMP issue $18,000 in fines to churches breaking COVID-19 restrictions

The Chilliwack RCMP says it has issued fines amounting to $18,400 to three Chilliwack churches that violated COVID-19 restrictions. The province banned in-person religious services in November as part of … Read More

Second COVID-19 outbreak declared at LNG Canada, 15 workers test positive

Health officials have declared a second COVID-19 outbreak on a massive liquified natural gas project in northern British Columbia. At least 15 workers in the diversified transportation unit of the … Read More

COVID-19 outbreak declared at mink farm in B.C.’s Fraser Valley

Health officials have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a mink farm in B.C.’s Fraser Valley. In a media release Sunday night, Fraser Health said eight people at the farm had … Read More

Rapid COVID-19 testing trialed at Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver International Airport is running a pilot project with rapid COVID-19 testing that could give an eye to the future of air travel during the pandemic. Domestic passengers taking a … Read More

B.C. health officials to provide Friday COVID-19 update

British Columbia health officials are slated to provide their latest update on the province’s COVID-19 response at 3 p.m. Friday. Global News will carry the briefing live here, on our … Read More

B.C. reports 11 deaths and 911 new COVID-19 cases, number in hospital tops 300

British Columbia reported a record 911 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, along with 11 new deaths. It brings the provincial death toll to 395. The number of people fighting COVID-19 … Read More

New COVID-19 outbreak confirmed at B.C. prison hit hardest by virus in April

Federal officials have confirmed a new COVID-19 outbreak at B.C.’s Mission Institution. The Correctional Service of Canada said Thursday that two staff members have tested positive for the virus. No … Read More

Experts say targeted coronavirus restrictions have value, but window is closing

“Targeted” coronavirus strategies have prevailed in Canada since stay-home orders expired in the spring. For months, local and provincial governments have attempted to balance public health and the economy by … Read More

B.C. biotech in the spotlight at global investor summit amid COVID-19

The best and brightest of British Columbia’s emerging life sciences sector will be on display next week, as investors from around the world gather virtually to hear their pitches. The … Read More

B.C. confirms first case of rare inflammatory syndrome in children linked to COVID-19

British Columbia has confirmed its first case of a rare inflammatory illness in children linked to COVID-19. At her Thursday briefing, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the case … Read More

Canadian couple forced to quarantine at home after being denied entry at U.S. border

A Canadian couple has found themselves in quarantine, and at risk of losing their residency in Mexico, after a mishap at the U.S. border. Barbara Moller and John Granthowse own … Read More

B.C. reports 148 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths, 30 school exposures

British Columbia reported 148 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths on Thursday. The number of active cases in the province edged downward by six overnight to 1,371, provincial … Read More

B.C. reports 148 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths

British Columbia reported 148 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths on Thursday. The number of active cases in the province edged downward by six overnight to 1,371, provincial … Read More

B.C. reports 91 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths as number of active cases continues to decline

British Columbia reported 91 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and no new deaths. In a written statement, health officials also reported a drop of 89 active cases, leaving the … Read More

B.C. adds 179 more COVID-19 cases to its total and three new deaths

British Columbia added another 179 cases of COVID-19 to its provincial tally on Friday. Forty of those cases were “historical” diagnoses from the Vancouver Coastal Health region, some dating back … Read More

Tens of thousands sign petition to ‘save MEC’ after co-op sold to U.S. firm

Tens of thousands of people have signed on to a petition hoping to stop the sale of Mountain Equipment Co-op to a private U.S. firm. The sale was announced Monday, … Read More

B.C. sets another single-day record with 139 new COVID-19 cases

British Columbia once again reported a single-day record for new COVID-19 cases Thursday, as students across the province returned to school under new safety protocols. The province’s death toll remained … Read More

COVID-19: Why B.C.’s top doctor says one metre of distance is sometimes good enough

It’s been one of the basic mantras of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada: keep two metres apart to stop the spread of the virus. But that guidance has now changed, … Read More

B.C. reports 121 new COVID-19 cases, active cases climb over 1,200

British Columbia is headed into the Labour Day long weekend grappling with 1,233 cases of COVID-19. Health officials released the data in a Friday statement, and confirmed another 121 new … Read More

B.C. reports 68 new coronavirus cases and one new death

British Columbia reported 68 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, along with another death in long-term care. It brought the province’s death toll because of the coronavirus to 204. Active … Read More

Active COVID-19 cases in B.C. hit new high at 824

Active cases of COVID-19 set a new record in B.C. on Friday, climbing to 824. Health officials also reported 90 new cases of the virus and two new deaths. Both … Read More

Coronavirus: What one of the youngest patients in a B.C. ICU wants you to know

When most people picture a COVID-19 patient, they don’t imagine Vince Li. The 26-year-old from Burnaby, B.C, is a personal trainer and a mixed martial artist. He has Type 2 … Read More

B.C. hospital turns to restaurant ‘pagers’ to streamline surgeries amid COVID-19

A Vancouver hospital has turned to the restaurant industry for an innovative — and inexpensive — way to help ramp up surgeries and begin clearing the backlog caused by COVID-19. … Read More

B.C. health officials to give Thursday update on coronavirus response

British Columbia’s health minister and top doctor are scheduled to provide their daily update on the province’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic at 3 p.m. PT. Global News will … Read More

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