Third COVID shot needed for severely immunocompromised people, B.C. officials say

About 15,000 people in B.C. will be receiving an invitation to get a third shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. This group of people is considered severely immunocompromised, provincial health officer … Read More

Severely immune-compromised people in B.C. will need a third COVID shot: officials

About 15,000 people in B.C. will be receiving an invitation to get a third booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. This group of people is considered severely immune-compromised, provincial health … Read More

B.C. health officials to hold Monday press conference as vaccine card goes into effect

As B.C.’s vaccine card is now in effect, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will hold a press conference Monday afternoon. The event will be … 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

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. 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

Report links racism, poor Indigenous health outcomes in B.C. healthcare

Indigenous people in British Columbia are getting consistently sub-standard access to health care, according to new report digging into anti-Indigenous racism in the health-care system. Former children’s commissioner Mary Ellen … 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

Front-line health workers will be first to get COVID-19 vaccine in B.C.

Thousands of front-line health-care workers in long-term care, intensive care, emergency rooms and COVID-19 hospitals will be the first to get the vaccine against the virus in B.C. Health officials … Read More

B.C. records highest ever daily COVID-19 case number, two new deaths over weekend

B.C. has reached a grim milestone with the highest ever daily number of confirmed COVID-19 cases so far. One hundred people tested positive for the coronavirus from midday Friday to … Read More

Update expected Monday on number of B.C. coronavirus cases

B.C. health officials are expected to host a news conference at 3 p.m. on Monday on the latest number of COVID-19 cases since the last update three days ago. The … Read More

B.C. reports 13 new cases of COVID-19, no new deaths

Health officials on Tuesday reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and no new deaths. There are 3,128 confirmed cases of the disease in the province. Of those, 2,730 … Read More

B.C. records 3 COVID-19 deaths, 24 new cases since Tuesday

British Columbia has recorded three deaths and 24 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 48 hours, health officials said Thursday. Fifteen of the new cases came between Tuesday and … Read More

B.C. investigates reports of health officials betting on Indigenous patients’ blood alcohol level

The province is investigating reports of health-care staff playing a racist game betting on the blood alcohol level of mainly indigenous patients they were treating, according to Health Minister Adrian … Read More

B.C. investigates reports of health workers betting on Indigenous patients’ blood alcohol levels

The province is investigating reports of health-care staff playing a racist game betting on the blood alcohol level of mainly Indigenous patients they were treating, according to Health Minister Adrian … Read More

B.C. health workers allegedly bet on Indigenous patients’ blood alcohol levels

The province is investigating reports of health-care staff playing a racist game betting on the blood alcohol level of mainly Indigenous patients they were treating, according to Health Minister Adrian … Read More

B.C. to provide updated modelling at Thursday coronavirus update

Posted June 4, 2020 4:21 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ British Columbia health officials are slated to provide their latest … Read More

B.C. health officials to provide Thursday coronavirus update

Posted June 4, 2020 4:21 pm Updated June 4, 2020 4:39 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ British Columbia health officials … Read More

No new COVID-19 deaths in B.C., as number hospitalized hits 11-week low

The number of British Columbians in hospital with the novel coronavirus has fallen to an 11-week low. Just 26 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 remain in hospitals, officials … Read More

B.C. revises COVID-19 visitor restrictions after woman with disability dies alone in hospital

The B.C. government has revised its policy around essential support visitors in hospitals during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The change comes after the death of a non-verbal B.C. woman, which … Read More

Canada-U.S. border should stay shut but provincial ones shouldn’t harden: experts

Now is not the time to look at reopening the border with the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic, experts say. But at the same time, provinces should not be … Read More

Dr. Bonnie Henry to release B.C.’s latest COVID-19 modelling numbers

Posted May 4, 2020 3:05 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister are … Read More

Coronavirus: B.C. health officials to provide Tuesday update

Posted April 28, 2020 5:01 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ B.C. health officials are set to provide their daily update … Read More

B.C. health officials to provide Monday update on coronavirus response

British Columbia health officials are slated to provide their daily update on the province’s novel coronavirus response at 1:30 p.m. PT. Global News will stream the briefing here and on … 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

B.C. health officials to provide Tuesday update on coronavirus response

Posted March 17, 2020 5:45 pm Updated March 17, 2020 5:56 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Health officials in B.C. … Read More

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