COVID-19: Number of U.K. variant cases in B.C. climbs to 6, South Africa variant to 3

The number of known cases of COVID-19 variants in British Columbia climbed again on Friday. Health officials said they had confirmed six cases of the U.K. variant (B.1.1.7), and three … Read More

Three new clinics to open in Vancouver, Surrey for COVID-19 long-haulers

Three new clinics are set to open in Vancouver and Surrey for British Columbians suffering from long-term effects of COVID-19. The clinics will open at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver General … 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

Road-tripping road testers putting Vancouver Islanders at risk, says driving instructor

A Victoria driving instructor wants ICBC to crack down on alleged queue jumpers, who he says are coming to Vancouver Island to take their road tests. Steve Wallace of Wallace … Read More

B.C. faces tough choices as near-term Pfizer vaccine shipments cut in half

British Columbia health officials are working to determine how to prioritize who gets a COVID-19 immunization, amid a reduction in shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine they admit will have a … 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

B.C. becomes 2nd province to identify South African COVID-19 variant

British Columbia health officials have detected what appears to be the second case of the new South African variant of COVID-19 in the country. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry … 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

Vancouver company’s anti-COVID-19 nasal spray to start clinical trials in U.K.

A Vancouver-based company called SaNOtize has created a nasal spray that it says can stop COVID-19 from spreading throughout the body and even prevent someone from getting the virus. “The … Read More

Canucks pause training camp after ‘potential exposure of COVID-19’

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench in the gears of the Vancouver Canucks’ training camp. On Sunday, just days before their Jan. 13 season opener against the Edmonton Oilers, … Read More

B.C. family demands better oversight of care homes after outbreak kills 41 residents

The last time Bernadette Cheung saw her grandmother, she looked smaller somehow. It was August and the isolation of the pandemic had taken a toll, but the elderly woman with … Read More

B.C. family demands better oversight of care homes after COVID-19 outbreak kills 41 residents

The last time Bernadette Cheung saw her grandmother, she looked smaller somehow. It was August and the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic had taken a toll, but the elderly woman … Read More

Will B.C.’s COVID-19 social gathering restrictions be extended?

B.C.’s ban on social gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic expires at midnight Thursday with many wondering whether it will be extended. Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will … Read More

B.C.’s COVID-19 social gathering restrictions to be extended until Feb. 5, 2021

B.C.’s ban on social gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended until Feb. 5, 2021, at midnight. “Now is our time to stay the course,” provincial health officer Dr. … Read More

B.C. health officials to hold first COVID-19 update of 2021

B.C. health officials are set to hold their first COVID-19 update of 2021. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will report four days of COVID-19 … Read More

B.C. reports 2,211 new cases, 45 deaths over four days in first COVID-19 update of 2021

B.C. health officials on Monday reported 2,211 new cases of COVID-19 over the past four days and 45 additional deaths. There were 565 cases from Thursday to Friday, 607 cases … 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

B.C. to report five days of COVID-19 data on Tuesday

B.C. health officials are set to announce five days of COVID-19 numbers on Tuesday. The province’s last update came on Christmas Eve, when it reported 582 new cases of COVID-19 … Read More

B.C. records 74 COVID-19 deaths over five days along with 2,206 new cases

B.C. reported 2,206 new cases of COVID-19 over the past five days, along with 74 deaths. Of the new cases, 378 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,375 in … Read More

COVID-19 outbreaks declared at 2 private seniors’ residences in Metro Vancouver

Rapid response teams are responding to coronavirus outbreaks at two more privately-operated senior living facilities in Metro Vancouver. Fraser Health confirmed Monday that seven people at the Rideau Retirement Residence … 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

B.C. woman turns to mannequins with family’s faces for COVID Christmas dinner

With British Columbia under COVID-19 restrictions banning social gatherings of any size, one Chilliwack family has found a creative way to host their loved ones for dinner. To be clear, … Read More

Don’t break the rules during Christmas, pleads B.C. doctor working in COVID-19 ward

When Dr. Kevin McLeod’s wife and four kids open their presents Christmas morning, there’s a good chance he won’t be there. The physician is on call 24 hours a day … 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

Long-term care worker is the first person in B.C. to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Tuesday is a big day in B.C., as the first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was administered to a health worker. Nisha Yunus, 64, has worked in the same long-term care home … Read More

Health worker to be first person in B.C. to receive COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday

Tuesday is a big day in B.C., as the first COVID-19 vaccinations will be administered. A front-line health worker in Metro Vancouver will be the first person in the province … Read More

Health worker is the first person in B.C. to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Tuesday is a big day in B.C., as the first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was administered to a health worker. About 4,000 of the 30,000 doses that Canada has received are … Read More

Pop-up ballet performance in Abbotsford, B.C. park aims to lighten COVID-19 gloom

In a dark, wet winter and under the cloud of COVID-19, it’s more important to inject a little bit of magic and joy into everyday life. That was the underlying … 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

Sabotage concerns a factor in secrecy around B.C. COVID-19 vaccine sites

British Columbia’s top doctor says the locations where the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered are being kept under wraps due, in part, to concerns about possible sabotage. On Wednesday, the … Read More

B.C. dry ice company scores cool contract for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

When Paul Thomson went into business manufacturing dry ice, he never imagined his company would be at the forefront of a national response to contain a pandemic. But a lot … Read More

Married 68 years, B.C. couple dies of COVID-19 in separate hospitals hours apart

A Burnaby man is sharing his heartbreak after losing both his mother and father to COVID-19 just hours apart on Sunday. Alkarim Remtulla’s father Hassanali, 90, and mother Shahsultan, 90, … Read More

B.C. COVID-19 vaccine rollout: When will you be able to get the vaccine?

B.C. has announced the COVID-19 vaccine schedule and rollout plan for the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021. For those wanting the vaccine, the question is when are … 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. reports 2,020 new COVID-19 cases as death toll surpasses 500

B.C. recorded 2,020 new cases of COVID-19 in the province over a span of three days along with 35 deaths. There were 647 COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths from Friday … Read More

B.C. to report 3 days of COVID-19 data on Monday

B.C. health officials are set to report three days of COVID-19 data on Monday afternoon. The news conference at 3 p.m. MT will be carried live on BC1, on our … Read More

B.C. reports 2,020 new COVID-19 cases over three days as death toll surpasses 500

B.C. recorded 2,020 new cases of COVID-19 in the province over a span of three days along with 35 deaths. There were 647 COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths from Friday … 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

COVID-19 first wave hit young people, families with young kids especially hard: B.C. poll

A survey of more than 400,000 British Columbians found that young people and families with young children were impacted the most by the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Deputy … Read More

B.C. COVID-19 vaccine plan: Who gets priority and what is the schedule?

B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, said she is hoping to roll out a COVID-19 vaccine in the province in the first week of January. Henry said Thursday there … Read More

B.C. man in video of Starbucks confrontation fined twice for refusing to wear mask

West Shore RCMP say they have issued two tickets to a man not wearing a mask who was belligerent with staff at two Victoria businesses on Monday. Police said staff … Read More

British Columbia reports 656 COVID-19 cases, 16 new deaths

Another 16 people in B.C. have died from COVID-19, the province reported Tuesday. B.C. health officials also recorded 656 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases … Read More

B.C. researchers to study how COVID-19 has spread in young people

BC Children’s Hospital is leading a research project to better understand how children and young adults in the province have been infected with COVID-19. The federal government’s COVID-19 immunity task … 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

Woman in Nelson, B.C. suffers heart attack after being spit upon by man refusing to wear mask

A hotel worker in Nelson, B.C., suffered a heart attack shortly after a confrontation with a patron who refused to wear a mask and wouldn’t leave the hotel’s coffee shop. Rob … Read More

B.C. to require masks in indoor, public places and extend ban on social gatherings province-wide

British Columbians must now wear masks in all indoor public places, officials announced, as part of sweeping new measures to crack down on the province’s second wave of COVID-19. Provincial … 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

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