Ottawa consulting on stricter border measures, won’t stop flights from India

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is indicating the federal government is looking at additional COVID-19 measures to protect international borders but won’t stop flights into Canada from India. In an interview … Read More

B.C.’s top doctor urges people to stay close to home amid COVID-19 ‘third wave’

B.C.’s top doctor is urging British Columbians to stay close to home as the province grapples with a third wave of COVID-19. “To get to the end as quickly as … 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

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

Active COVID-19 cases in B.C. continue to drop as 446 new cases, 9 more deaths added

The number of active COVID-19 cases in British Columbia continued to fall Tuesday as recoveries outpace new infections. Health officials confirmed another 446 new cases over the past 24 hours, … Read More

B.C. to say whether Canucks will play in Vancouver ‘soon,’ says health minister

British Columbia’s health minister says the province will announce whether the Vancouver Canucks can play in their home arena for the upcoming, shortened NHL season “soon.” “It’ll be in the … Read More

Santa Claus to be ‘first in line for vaccine,’ cleared to make deliveries, Henry assures B.C. kids

Despite the global pandemic, Santa Claus is still coming to town and will be immune to COVID-19. That’s according to provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, who addressed the question … 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

B.C. sets new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, adds 1,130 cases over 2 days

More British Columbians are now hospitalized with COVID-19 than at any time in the pandemic so far. At her Thursday briefing, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said 155 people … 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

So long swabs: B.C. unveils new mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

British Columbia has rolled out a new “made in B.C.” COVID-19 test for kids that will no longer require an uncomfortable nasal swab. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced … 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

Canada needs new approach to tackle worsening opioid crisis, study says

Canada needs a new approach to tackle its overdose crisis, says the lead author of a new study that highlights a prevalence of overdoses involving non-prescribed fentanyl and stimulants in … 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

B.C. records 200th coronavirus death, 80 new cases

British Columbia reached a somber milestone Thursday, reporting its 200th death from COVID-19. Deputy provincial health officer Dr. Reka Gustafson announced two new deaths at a media briefing, along with … Read More

B.C. reports 68 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

There were no new coronavirus deaths in British Columbia Wednesday, but the province announced yet another 68 new cases. It pushed the number of active cases in the province to … Read More

B.C. looks to boost testing as it reports 68 new coronavirus cases

There were no new coronavirus deaths in British Columbia Wednesday, but the province announced yet another 68 new cases. Sixty-one of those cases were in the Lower Mainland. It pushed … Read More

B.C. needs ‘tough talk’ on spiking coronavirus cases ahead of schools reopening: minister

As British Columbia continues to trend towards massive growth in coronavirus cases, people in the province need to have some “tough talk” about the fact that reopening schools relies on … Read More

Another 84 coronavirus cases in B.C., more than 2k in isolation

British Columbia’s troubling upward trend in new coronavirus cases continued Friday, with officials reporting 84 more cases of the virus. It came after the province reported 78 new cases on … Read More

Another 84 coronavirus cases in B.C., more than 2k exposed

British Columbia’s troubling upward trend in new coronavirus cases continued Friday, with officials reporting 84 more cases of the virus. It came after the province reported 78 new cases on … Read More

B.C. records 85 new coronavirus cases, its third-highest ever single-day total

New coronavirus cases surged in British Columbia on Wednesday, with the province reporting the third-highest single-day total since the start of the pandemic. Health officials reported 85 new cases of … Read More

COMMENTARY: Kinder, gentler approach to COVID put to the test in B.C.

British Columbia has been one of Canada’s most successful jurisdictions when it comes to bending down the curve of COVID-19 transmission. Much of the credit goes to Dr. Bonnie Henry. … Read More

‘Our COVID summer’: B.C.’s top doctor urges caution over B.C. Day long weekend

he province’s top doctor is calling on the public to play it safe over the B.C. Day long weekend and help prevent a second surge in COVID-19 cases. Provincial health … Read More

B.C. health officials to deliver Thursday coronavirus update

B.C. health officials are slated to provide their latest update on the province’s novel coronavirus response at 3 p.m. PT, Thursday. Global News will stream the briefing live here, on … Read More

B.C. reports 29 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

British Columbia reported 29 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths on Thursday. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the number of people hospitalized the virus dropped to … Read More

B.C. reports 41 new coronavirus cases, fewest patients in hospital mid-March

British Columbia reported 41 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, as the number of people hospitalized with the virus hit a low not seen since mid-March. The province’s death toll remained … Read More

B.C. reports 41 new COVID-19 cases, fewest patients in hospital since mid-March

British Columbia reported 41 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, as the number of people hospitalized with the virus hit a low not seen since mid-March. Just six people were in … Read More

B.C. reports 27 new COVID-19 cases, community outbreak on Haida Gwaii

British Columbia saw a small dip in the number of new COVID-19 cases reported on Friday. Health officials reported 27 new cases, after a week in which new diagnoses topped … Read More

No plans for ‘heavy-handed’ mandatory mask policy, says B.C.’s top doctor

British Columbia will not be imposing mandatory mask requirements in public places to help fight COVID-19, the province’s top doctor said Thursday. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry wouldn’t rule … Read More

New vacation rental rules in B.C., as active COVID-19 cases top 300

The number of active COVID-19 cases in British Columbia topped 300 on Thursday, as the province reported another 30 new diagnoses. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry also reported another … Read More

B.C. announces rental property limits as active COVID-19 cases top 300

The number of active COVID-19 cases in British Columbia topped 300 on Thursday, as the province reported another 30 new diagnoses. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry also reported another … Read More

B.C. tightens bars and nightclubs and restaurants as new coronavirus cases top 30 again

British Columbia health officials announced 34 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, in an unscheduled news conference called amid in a recent spike in cases. It’s the fourth time in … Read More

B.C. tightens bars and nightclubs as new coronavirus cases top 30 again

British Columbia health officials announced 34 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, in an unscheduled news conference called amid in a recent spike in cases. It’s the fourth time in … Read More

B.C. to hold unscheduled live briefing amid spike in COVID-19 cases

British Columbia health officials are scheduled to deliver their latest update on the province’s novel coronavirus response at 3 p.m. PT, Wednesday. Global News will stream the briefing live here … Read More

B.C. tightens restrictions on bars and restaurants as new cases top 30 again

British Columbia health officials announced 34 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, in an unscheduled news conference called amid in a recent spike in cases. It’s the fourth time in … Read More

Vancouver protesters rally against masks, though experts say they slow spread of COVID-19

Several dozen people gathered at Vancouver’s Jack Poole Plaza for a protest against mandatory mask policies on Sunday. British Columbia does not have any regulations requiring mandatory masks in public … Read More

Vancouver protesters rally against masks, but experts say they slow COVID-19

Several dozen people gathered at Vancouver’s Jack Poole Plaza for a protest against mandatory mask policies. British Columbia does not have any regulations requiring mandatory masks in public places, however … Read More

B.C. reports 28 new cases of COVID-19, outbreaks at Vancouver NICU

A newborn baby has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and as many as eight other people were potentially exposed in an outbreak at a Vancouver neonatal intensive care unit … Read More

B.C. reports 28 new cases of COVID-19, infant tests positive at Vancouver NICU

A newborn baby has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and as many as eight other people were potentially exposed in an outbreak at a Vancouver neonatal intensive care unit … Read More

B.C. health officials to hold unexpected news conference on coronavirus on Friday

B.C. health officials are holding an unexpected news conference on the province’s response to the coronavirus on Friday. Global News will stream the 3 p.m. PT briefing live here on … Read More

B.C. reports 28 new cases of COVID-19, outbreak in neonatal care unit

British Columbia reported 28 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the highest single-day total since May 8. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry delivered the update in an unexpected live … Read More

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