B.C. sets another grim record of 203 new daily cases of COVID-19

B.C. has set a grim new record, topping more than 200 new COVID-19 cases in a single day. On Wednesday, officials reported 203 new cases of the virus and two … Read More

B.C.’s top doctor to provide Monday COVID-19 update

Seventy-two people were in hospital, 26 of them in critical or intensive care. 2:55 COVID-19 exposures in amateur sports groups COVID-19 exposures in amateur sports groups A new community outbreak … 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

Canadian snowbirds flock west as winter looms, but space is at a premium

At this time of year, spaces in Saanichton’s Oceanside RV Resort would normally be starting to empty out. But the Vancouver Island RV park, which is open year-round, is seeing … Read More

B.C. records 3 deaths and 161 new cases of COVID-19

B.C. recorded 161 new cases, including two epi-linked cases, of COVID-19 and three deaths Friday. This brings the total cases to 9,381 in the province with 63 people in hospital, … Read More

B.C. reports 125 new cases of COVID-19, number in hospital edges upward

In a written statement, health officials said the number of deaths linked to the coronavirus remained unchanged at 234. The number of active cases edged up slightly from Tuesday to … Read More

U.S. boater fined $2,000 for breaking quarantine to visit B.C. girlfriend

A Washington state man is on the hook for $2,000 after sailing into Metro Vancouver to meet up with his Canadian girlfriend in violation of COVID-19 border restrictions. RCMP officers … 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

WATCH: B.C.’s daily coronavirus update with Dr. Bonnie Henry, September 21

Health officials are providing updates on the coronavirus in B.C. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry will hold press conferences as part of efforts to establish “a routine for providing … Read More

British Columbians heading to the polls on October 24 in fall election

After weeks of public speculation, B.C. Premier John Horgan is calling a fall election during COVID-19 pandemic. Horgan has asked for the B.C. Legislature to be dissolved and Lieutenant Governor … Read More

British Columbians heading to the polls on Oct. 24 in fall election

After weeks of public speculation, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan is calling a fall election during COVID-19 pandemic. Horgan has asked for the B.C. Legislature to be dissolved and Lieutenant … 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

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

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

WATCH: B.C.’s daily coronavirus update with Dr. Bonnie Henry, September 14

Health officials are providing updates on the coronavirus in B.C. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix will hold press conferences as part of efforts … Read More

‘Like a knife in the heart’: Committed couples plead for relaxation on COVID-19 border restrictions

Jennifer North and Eric Schoneker aren’t married, but they’re in love. The couple became friends in high school in White Rock in 1978, but drifted apart until a friend’s memorial … Read More

B.C. reports 132 new COVID-19 cases, number of patients in hospital climbs again

Active COVID-19 cases in British Columbia continued their steady upward climb, Friday reaching a new all-time high of 1,461. In a written statement, provincial health officials reported another 132 new … 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

B.C. reports 100 new COVID-19 cases; active cases dip for first time in two weeks

British Columbia reported 100 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, but no new deaths. Health officials released the data in a statement, which showed that active cases in B.C. dipped … Read More

Frequent weddings in cross-border Peace Arch Park spur COVID-19 concerns

A South Surrey resident is raising concerns about weddings taking place in the cross-border Peach Arch Park amid COVID-19. Andy Johnston, who lives across from the park that straddles the … Read More

Frequent cross-border weddings in Peace Arch Park spur COVID-19 concerns

A South Surrey resident is raising concerns about cross-border weddings taking place in Peach Arch Park amid COVID-19. Andy Johnston, who lives across from the park that straddles the border … Read More

Nightclubs, banquet halls in B.C. ordered closed again as COVID-19 cases rise

As the number of COVID-19 cases climbs back up, B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Tuesday ordered all nightclubs and banquet halls to close once again. In addition, … Read More

‘I’ve progressed very, very slowly’: B.C. COVID-19 ‘long-hauler’ shares recovery story

While the growth in new COVID-19 cases British Columbia continues to accelerate, the death toll has, mercifully, wound down to a trickle. But what happens to the survivors? Many people … Read More

‘The elephant in the room’: Anxiety and mental health as B.C. kids head back to school

Justine Harris-Owen will start her graduating year at a Vancouver high school in four days, and she’s anxious about it as she prepares to head back to class amid COVID-19. … Read More

Hospitalized B.C. COVID-19 patient speaks out: ‘Just because I’m old doesn’t mean I want to die’

A B.C. woman is speaking out about her COVID-19 experience, in the hopes of putting a face to a virus that has often been lost in daily statistical updates. “Every … Read More

American family found abusing ‘Alaska loophole’ kicked out of B.C.: minister

A U.S. family who told border officials they were transiting British Columbia between Alaska and the lower 48 states has been kicked out of Canada, after being caught vacationing in … 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

List of recent potential COVID-19 exposures on flights through British Columbia

Global News is tracking reported potential COVID-19 exposures on flights through British Columbia’s airports. Since March 27, health officials have not directly contacted travellers who were potentially exposed to the … Read More

Squamish Nation closes offices amid multiple confirmed COVID-19 cases

The Squamish Nation says it has temporarily closed its offices after “multiple” positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed among nation members. “There is no need to panic. All of the … Read More

B.C. reports 124 new COVID-19 cases, highest-ever single day jump

British Columbia reported its highest-ever single-day jump in new COVID-19 cases on Friday. In a statement, B.C. health officials said the province had recorded 124 new cases of the virus. … 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

B.C. reports 62 new coronavirus cases, number of active cases edges downward

British Columbia reported 62 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. The province’s death toll remained unchanged at 203, according to a written statement from heath officials. The number … Read More

Coronavirus: Back-to-school plans for all B.C. school districts now posted online

British Columbia has approved coronavirus back-to-school plans for all of the province’s 60 school districts, Education Minister Rob Fleming said Wednesday. Individual plans can be viewed on districts’ websites. Details … Read More

B.C. education minister to provide update on coronavirus back-to-school plan

B.C. parents will learn more about the province’s back-to-school coronavirus safety plan on Wednesday. Education Minister Rob Fleming is scheduled to provide a briefing on the plan at 1:45 p.m. … Read More

B.C. records 269 new COVID-19 cases over three days, as active cases top 900

Health officials on Monday reported 269 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. over the past three days and one new death, as the number of active cases in the province … Read More

Victoria party host fined $2,300 under new coronavirus enforcement rules

Victoria police have issued what may be the first fine in B.C. under new COVID-19 enforcement powers granted on Friday. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth gave police and other compliance … 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. health officials hope coronavirus message goes viral with TikTok campaign

The Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) authority is turning to popular social media platform TikTok in an effort to get its coronavirus messaging to younger adults. It comes after weeks of … Read More

B.C. to reveal stronger measures to enforce COVID-19 public health rules

As the number of COVID-19 cases in B.C. continues to rise, the province is expected to announce stronger measures to enforce public health guidelines on Friday. Public Safety Minister Mike … Read More

$2,000 fines to be issued to enforce B.C. COVID-19 public health rules

Anyone caught violating B.C.’s public health order on large gatherings will now face a fine of up to $2,000. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth announced the move, effective immediately, to … 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. records another 83 cases of COVID-19 as upward trend continues

B.C. has recorded another 83 new cases of COVID-19 in the province in the past 24 hours. This is up from the previous 24 hours, where B.C. recorded 48 cases, … Read More

B.C. school staff, middle and secondary students will be required to wear masks in high-traffic areas

The B.C. government announced Monday that school staff, middle school students and secondary students will be required to wear masks in high-traffic areas in September. This includes buses and common … 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

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