Run, don’t walk, to get your flu shot, infectious disease expert says

Dr. Brian Conway has advice for anyone thinking about getting a flu shot this fall.  “Run! Don’t walk to get your flu shot,” he said, speaking from his office at the Vancouver... Read more »

Bizarre legal theory making anti-vaccine movement more extreme, experts warn

The anti-vaccine movement in Canada is becoming increasingly radicalized thanks to a bizarre legal theory spreading through its ranks, according to multiple experts. Last week, protesters entered a school in Salmon Arm,... Read more »

COVID-19 patients in B.C.’s north being flown elsewhere for care as local hospitals hit limits

Critically ill COVID-19 patients in B.C.’s north are being flown as far away as Vancouver Island to receive care because local hospitals no longer have enough capacity, provincial officials said Tuesday. Health Minister Adrian... Read more »

Physio grads, professionals question validity of national licensing exam after latest glitches

The virtual clinical exams to certify physiotherapy graduates in Canada experienced difficulties again this week, leaving many applicants unable to finish the test. It’s the latest chapter in what has been an... Read more »

Daughter of 70-year-old who died awaiting emergency care says broken system killed her ‘warrior’ mom

Bonnie Marie Hall was with her 70-year-old mother — Susan Tasson — when she died early Wednesday in a Kamloops, B.C., hospital emergency waiting room after a six-hour wait for care. Hall... Read more »

Reports of assault, verbal abuse as thousands protest vaccine passports outside hospitals across B.C.

Crowds of people opposed to COVID-19 vaccinations clogged the streets of Vancouver and demonstrated outside hospitals across B.C. on Wednesday afternoon, earning the indignation of some political leaders. According to police estimates,... Read more »

Reports of 1 assault, verbal abuse as thousands protest vaccine passports outside hospitals across B.C.

Crowds of people opposed to COVID-19 vaccinations clogged the streets of Vancouver and demonstrated outside hospitals across B.C. on Wednesday afternoon, earning the indignation of some political leaders. According to police estimates,... Read more »

B.C. sees big jump in vaccination bookings after announcing COVID-19 vaccine passport

The B.C. government says it’s seeing a massive increase in interest in the COVID-19 vaccine since announcing a new program to require proof of vaccination for a wide range of social and... Read more »

B.C. reinstates province-wide mask mandate for indoor public spaces

B.C. has reintroduced a mask mandate for public indoor spaces across the province. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the reinstatement during a news conference on Tuesday. The new mandate comes... Read more »

Unvaccinated in B.C. hospitalized with COVID-19 at a rate 17 times higher than fully vaccinated

New vaccine data provided by the B.C. government shows the province’s fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is primarily — though not exclusively — a pandemic among the unvaccinated.  Of the 113 new... Read more »