COVID-19

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Abbotsford Police investigating after crash kills 1, sends 2 to hospital

Police requesting video footage of Mt. Lehman Road collision

 

People opposed to vaccinations and masking entered schools in and around Salmon Arm on Sept. 17 They also recently protested at the School District 83 office. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Unacceptable’: Protesters enter Shuswap schools, forcing hold and secure procedures

Teacher said he didn’t feel safe for students or staff

 

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Sept. 5 to 11, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Active COVID-19 cases in Delta fall for second street week

44 cases the week ending Sept. 11; down another 11 after hitting a three-month high two weeks ago

 

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A sign outside The Henry in Cloverdale asks patrons to have their vaccine passports and ID ready to go on Sept. 13, 2021—the first day the passport system was implemented in B.C. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Uncertainty as B.C. Vaccine Card rolls out

Cloverdale business org. directors share what they’re hearing from local businesses

A sign outside The Henry in Cloverdale asks patrons to have their vaccine passports and ID ready to go on Sept. 13, 2021—the first day the passport system was implemented in B.C. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Health Minister Adrian Dix at a news conference in the rotunda at legislature in Victoria on Wednesday May 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Health minister says Kamloops ER waiting room death will be reviewed

Dix said he couldn’t comment on the death specifically, but promised a ‘full and comprehensive’ review

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Health Minister Adrian Dix at a news conference in the rotunda at legislature in Victoria on Wednesday May 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Active COVID-19 cases in Delta down after recent spike

55 cases for the week ending Sept. 4, down 26 after hitting three-month high the week before

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops, at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

Patient’s death in Kamloops ER sitting area came amid marathon wait for treatment

Another ER patient claims nurse informed those waiting there was a severe staff shortage

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Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops, at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
This portable ventilator, developed by researchers in a lab at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus, involves 3D printing of the tube. (Photo: sfu.ca)

‘Really cost-efficient’: SFU Surrey lab develops portable ventilator with 3D-printed origami tube

In fight against COVID-19, the technology can be used in long-term care homes and remote areas, prof says

This portable ventilator, developed by researchers in a lab at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus, involves 3D printing of the tube. (Photo: sfu.ca)
Northcrest Care Centre in North Delta. (Google Maps screenshot)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at North Delta long-term care facility

Outbreak also declared at long-term care facility in Abbotsford

Northcrest Care Centre in North Delta. (Google Maps screenshot)
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.

Two-time B.C. heart transplant recipient urges COVID vaccine opponents to reconsider

Vancouver Island man asks people to consider the greater good

Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Classrooms will soon be busy as children across B.C. go back to school, again with pandemic procedures in place. (Black Press Media files)

Back to school: Children with special needs are being put in harm’s way, says Autism BC

‘How can my child on the spectrum be safe if the protocols are not in place,’ asks worried parent

Classrooms will soon be busy as children across B.C. go back to school, again with pandemic procedures in place. (Black Press Media files)
Telus has joined several other big Canadian companies, including the major banks, in making it mandatory for workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (file photo)

Telus joins federal government, major banks in making COVID jabs mandatory for staffers

Telus workers not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Oct. 15 to be tested 2 times a week

Telus has joined several other big Canadian companies, including the major banks, in making it mandatory for workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (file photo)
A BCAA survey found 68 per cent of respondents believe school zone traffic will be more chaotic than usual this year. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

Distracted parents in drop-off zones a top concern for back-to-school rush: BCAA

About 72 students are injured in school zones every year, according to the roadside assistance company

A BCAA survey found 68 per cent of respondents believe school zone traffic will be more chaotic than usual this year. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
Dr. Adrian Walton is careful about who he sells the drug ivermectin, a livestock dewormer which is not a proven COVID-19 treatment. (Facebook/Dewdney Animal Hospital)

Lower Mainland anti-vaxxers looking for livestock dewormer

Maple Ridge vet warns animal medicine could be dangerous for humans

Dr. Adrian Walton is careful about who he sells the drug ivermectin, a livestock dewormer which is not a proven COVID-19 treatment. (Facebook/Dewdney Animal Hospital)
Ivermectin is a medication that is used to treat parasite infestations in dogs, cats and large animals. While a form of ivermectin that is safe for human consumption exists, it is not approved to treat or prevent COVID-19. (Pexels)

Some B.C. residents are seeking out horse dewormer to treat COVID-19

Misinformation about ivermectin has been spread online, identifying it as a treatment for COVID-19

Ivermectin is a medication that is used to treat parasite infestations in dogs, cats and large animals. While a form of ivermectin that is safe for human consumption exists, it is not approved to treat or prevent COVID-19. (Pexels)
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Survey says 1 in 3 Canadians looking to cash in on a side hustle

24% of respondents consider direct selling a realistic option to make more money

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The executive directors of the South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce and the White Rock BIA are concerned that a new ‘vaccine passport’ measure will add “another layer of complication” for already COVID-battered businesses. (File photo).

Vaccine ‘passport’ creates concern among South Surrey, White Rock business groups

Chamber, BIA say more details of responsibility, enforcement needed

The executive directors of the South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce and the White Rock BIA are concerned that a new ‘vaccine passport’ measure will add “another layer of complication” for already COVID-battered businesses. (File photo).
Fraser Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the KinVillage long-term care facility in Tsawwassen on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. (kinvillage.org photo)

COVID-19 outbreak at South Delta long-term care facility declared over

Two residents and one staff member had tested positive for COVID-19

Fraser Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the KinVillage long-term care facility in Tsawwassen on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. (kinvillage.org photo)
The owners of Blue Frog Studios say Monday’s announcement of a vaccine ‘passport’ for non-essential activities, including concerts, has already led to a number of cancellations among ticket-holders. (File photo)

White Rock concert ticket-holders cancelling plans following vaccine ‘passport’ announcement

Blue Frog Studios owners chafe at ‘new level of administration’

The owners of Blue Frog Studios say Monday’s announcement of a vaccine ‘passport’ for non-essential activities, including concerts, has already led to a number of cancellations among ticket-holders. (File photo)