‘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

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.’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

As COVID-19 vaccine efforts ramp up, advice on how to deal with a fear of needles

While COVID-19 vaccines come as a relief to many, for some it’s a source of anxiety. Trypanophobia, a fear of needles, was classified as a disorder in 1994. For those … Read More

Downtown Eastside residents offered $5 after getting COVID-19 vaccine

Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside has been the site of a major COVID-19 vaccination program, which includes offering residents $5 cash after they get their vaccine. Health Minister Adrian Dix said Monday … Read More

COVID-19 outbreak declared on 2 more units at Vancouver General Hospital

Two more units at Vancouver General Hospital are dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks. Two inpatient units in the Jim Pattison Pavilion have now been closed to new admissions, Vancouver Coastal Health … Read More

B.C. reports 559 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death

B.C. recorded 559 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday along with one additional death. The new cases bring the province’s seven-day average to 506. Last Wednesday, the province’s seven-day average … Read More

B.C. education minister to provide update on COVID-19 variants in schools

B.C.’s education minister and deputy provincial health officer are scheduled to speak with reporters on Monday afternoon to discuss COVID-19 variants in schools in the Fraser Health region. Jennifer Whiteside … Read More

B.C. officials say there is no evidence of transmission of COVID-19 variants in schools

B.C. heath officials confirmed there are cases of COVID-19 variants of concern in seven schools in the Fraser Health region. But there is no evidence of transmission of the variants … Read More

B.C. officials to provide update on COVID-19 variants in schools

B.C.’s education minister and deputy provincial health officer are scheduled to speak with reporters on Monday afternoon to discuss COVID-19 variants in schools in the Fraser Health region. Jennifer Whiteside … Read More

B.C. marks one-year anniversary of first confirmed case of COVID-19

Thursday marks one year since B.C.’s first confirmed case of COVID-19. A man in his 40s tested positive on Jan. 28, 2020, after returning from Wuhan, China — the original … 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

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

Last call for alcohol: Frustration over B.C. order halting New Year’s Eve liquor sales at 8 p.m

An advocate for B.C.’s hospitality industry has expressed frustration over a provincial order that put the brakes on alcohol sales at restaurants, pubs and stores on New Year’s Eve. 3:45 … 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

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

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

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

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. anti-masker charged with violating quarantine act after trip to U.S.

A prominent B.C. anti-masker has been charged with violating quarantine laws. Mak Parhar is accused of not observing a 14-day self-isolation period upon his return to Canada from a flat … Read More

Stanley Park Christmas Train back on track for 2020 with COVID-19 safety measures in place

The Stanley Park Christmas Train is a go for the 2020 holiday season, albeit with a few changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The train will operate from Nov. 26 to … Read More

New Westminster curling club closed due to COVID-19 cases

A popular Metro Vancouver curling club has been closed due to mounting cases of COVID-19. The Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster said six people have tested positive for … Read More

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

New UBC documentary takes us into the heart of the PPE crisis in the U.S.

From the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world have been scrambling to obtain enough personal protective equipment for front-line health-care workers. America’s Medical Supply Crisis, a … 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 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. 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

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

Coronavirus: Street art to inform residents on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Vancouver has budgeted $15,000 for the program, and can provide up to $400 in paint. Would-be artists must have permission from the relevant property owners, tenant or business improvement association.

B.C. restaurant owners plead for government help amid coronavirus crisis in new campaign

B.C.’s restaurant industry has joined a national campaign calling on the federal government to provide immediate relief and protection for restaurant owners and staff suffering through the novel coronavirus pandemic. … Read More

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