‘It hurts my heart’: Vancouver nurse says she was target of racist remarks during anti-vaccine card rally

A Vancouver nurse says she was the target of an anti-Asian verbal assault amid a rally protesting B.C.’s vaccine card program. Amy Huang was downtown on Sept. 18 after a … Read More

B.C. preparing to offer COVID-19 vaccine to 6- to 11-year-olds once approved

British Columbia is “actively preparing” to provide the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children aged six to 11, if and when it receives Health Canada approval. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie … Read More

B.C. man in COVID-19 isolation frustrated he won’t be able to vote in federal election

What’s more important: The fundamental right to vote, or the quarantine rules amid a global pandemic that’s so far killed more than 4.5 million people? It’s a question that one … Read More

B.C. will aid Alberta ‘where we can and when we can,’ but not offering ICU beds: Horgan

British Columbia’s premier says the province will do what it can to help Alberta stave off the collapse of its health-care system, but stopped short of offering hospital beds or … Read More

No room in B.C. hospitals for Alberta COVID-19 patients, says province

British Columbia does not currently have the capacity to help relieve the strain on Alberta’s COVID-19-beleaguered hospital system, Health Minister Adrian Dix said Thursday. “The Ministry of Health met with … Read More

‘Fraud is a crime’: B.C. doctor pens open letter to people asking for vaccine exemption notes

A B.C. doctor says he’s seeing an increase in patients asking for a letter that exempts them from the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as other vaccine-related questions. In a three-page … Read More

COVID-19 anti-vax protests causing ‘moral injury’ to hospital workers

Emergency room nurse Jaime Gallaher recalls the emotional toll of a verbal attack she recently faced from a woman at a grocery store after another gruelling workday. “I was still … Read More

Video shows vaccine protesters calling B.C. RCMP officers ‘Nazis’ and ‘brownshirts’

The tensions around COVID-19, the mask mandate and the vaccine card seem to be heating up in one of B.C.’s least vaccinated regions. A video posted to Twitter recently shows … Read More

B.C. vaccine passport risks discriminating against vulnerable groups, advocates say

A number of community groups are calling on the B.C. government to provide exemptions to its incoming COVID-19 vaccine passport, over concerns about how it will affect some of the … Read More

People seeking horse dewormer as COVID-19 ‘cure’ creates shortage, says B.C. livestock supplier

A B.C. retailer that carries farm and livestock supplies says it’s seeing a surge of people trying to buy an animal anti-parasite medication out of the belief it will protect … Read More

People seeking horse dewormer as COVID-19 ‘cure’ creating shortage in B.C., says livestock supplier

A B.C. retailer that carries farm and livestock supplies says it’s seeing a surge of people trying to buy an animal anti-parasite medication out of the belief it will protect … Read More

COVID-19: Protesters target several B.C. hospitals, decry vaccine ‘tyranny’

Protesters opposed to COVID-19 protocols and vaccine mandates gathered at several B.C. hospitals on Wednesday for what was billed as a “world-wide walkout” for “health freedom.” “Stand up for freedom … Read More

B.C. restaurant owner faces online abuse from anti-vaxxers over vaccine passport

A Mission, B.C., restaurant owner says he is being attacked and harassed online simply for following the law. Mike Bruic says he built the Pitmasters Real Wood Pit BBQ from … Read More

RCMP union says enforcing B.C. vaccine passport a ‘concern’ given lack of resources

The union representing RCMP officers says it’s concerned about the strain enforcing B.C.’s new COVID-19 vaccine passport will put on resources that are already stretched thin. On Friday, Premier John … Read More

Police unions say enforcing B.C. vaccine passport a ‘concern’ given lack of resources

The union representing RCMP officers says it’s concerned about the strain enforcing B.C.’s new COVID-19 vaccine passport will put on resources that are already stretched thin. On Friday, Premier John … Read More

Some B.C. businesses vow to defy province’s vaccine passport system

Just days after British Columbia announced plans to require a proof of COVID-19 vaccination to access certain non-essential services and activities, some businesses are already vowing to defy the mandate. … Read More

Day 1 of mandatory masks again in B.C.’s indoor public places

Wednesday marks the first day all British Columbians once again have to mask up to enter indoor public places, as the province struggles to contain its fourth wave of COVID-19. … Read More

B.C. First Nation offers $1,000 cash to fully vaccinated members

While B.C. has chosen not to follow other provinces on the vaccine lottery route, a Lower Mainland First Nation is making a generous offer to its members in an effort … Read More

Interior Health administers hundreds of ‘invalid doses’ of COVID-19 vaccine

By Kathy Michaels Global News Posted August 24, 2021 2:51 pm     Updated August 24, 2021 3:54 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

COVID-19 restrictions extended throughout entire B.C. Interior Health region as cases surge

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in B.C.’s Southern Interior, provincial officials announced they are extending the current restrictions in the Central Okanagan to the entire Interior Health region. This … Read More

COVID-19 restrictions extended to entire B.C. Interior Health region as cases surge

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in B.C.’s Southern Interior, provincial officials announced on Friday they are extending the current restrictions in the Central Okanagan to the entire Interior Health … Read More

B.C. to reduce interval between COVID-19 vaccine doses to four weeks

B.C.’s top doctor said Monday the province is reducing the interval between doses of COVID-19 vaccines from 49 days down to 28 days. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said … Read More

Delta variant now makes up 95% of B.C.’s COVID-19 cases: officials

The latest data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows that the highly contagious Delta variant now makes up nearly all COVID-19 cases in the province. The BCCDC’s latest … Read More

New restrictions on gatherings, bars, restaurants amid Okanagan COVID-19 surge

Amid surging COVID-19 cases in B.C.’s Central Okanagan, health officials are ratcheting up pandemic restrictions in the area. Speaking at a hastily organized briefing, Health Minister Adrian Dix said more … Read More

B.C. has ‘no plans’ to scrap contact tracing, isolation of COVID-19 cases: Health Minister

B.C.’s health minister says the province won’t emulate Alberta’s controversial plans to end COVID-19 contact tracing and mandatory self-isolation for people who test positive. “We have no plans, none, to … Read More

Majority of Canadians want higher vaccination numbers before U.S. border reopened: poll

A strong majority of Canadians want to wait until three quarters of the population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before reopening the U.S. border to recreational travel, according to … Read More

COVID-19: B.C. businesses gear up as pandemic restrictions relaxed

The buzz of full restaurants and tills ringing will start to become familiar on Thursday as British Columbia largely returns to the rhythms of pre-pandemic life. While businesses are excited … Read More

B.C. hospital performs 4th double-lung transplant on COVID-19 patient in 2 months

Marc Brown is recovering at Vancouver General Hospital, where he owes his life to a new set of lungs. Brown is one of four COVID-19 patients to receive a double … Read More

B.C. hospital performs 4th double-lung transplant on COVID-19 patients in 2 months

Marc Brown is recovering at Vancouver General Hospital, where he owes his life to a new set of lungs. Brown is one of four COVID-19 patients to receive a double … Read More

B.C. 19-year-old hospitalized with rare COVID-linked syndrome usually found in kids

Zoe Olson might be a record holder, but it’s not a status she’s particularly thrilled about. The 19-year-old from Maple Ridge was hospitalized with multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children and … Read More

‘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

B.C. family still searching for answers to how healthy 46-year-old dad died of COVID

A grieving Tsawwassen, B.C., woman is fighting for more information about her 46-year-old husband’s COVID-19 related death, after he was found unresponsive in their home on the morning of April … 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

Pandemic takes tragic toll on international students with rising deaths by suicide: report

International students are being pushed to the brink during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the mounting pressures have led to a rise in death by suicide cases across Canada, according to … Read More

Canucks in crisis with 16 players now on COVID-19 protocol list

The Vancouver Canucks’ health woes worsened again on Sunday, as the number of players entering the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol climbed to 16. Three members of the coaching staff are also … Read More

COVID-19 variants could see B.C. set new ICU record by early April: data expert

Experts are warning that British Columbia’s recent surge in new COVID-19 cases could see record pressure on B.C.’s hospitals as new variants of concern take hold in the community. On … 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

COVID-19: B.C. Supreme Court upholds provincial ban on in-person religious services

The B.C. Supreme Court has dismissed a legal challenge to the province’s restrictions on in-person religious gatherings. Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson released the judgment Thursday. In the 60-page decision, Hinkson … Read More

Why is B.C. on its 1st age group when Alberta is opening vaccination to anyone 65+?

Why will all Alberta seniors be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine Monday, the same day British Columbia begins giving out its first doses to seniors aged 90 and over who … Read More

Study to probe level of COVID-19 transmission in Vancouver schools

Researchers in British Columbia are hoping to get a better understanding of just how much COVID-19 transmission is actually happening in schools. “A lot of what we know is based … Read More

His toddler caught COVID-19 at daycare. He says now’s the time for B.C. to use rapid tests

A Vancouver father whose toddler contracted COVID-19 at a Burnaby daycare says B.C. needs to deploy rapid testing now and to shift strategies before variants of the virus take over. … 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

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

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

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

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