Racial trauma counsellors in B.C. see surge in patients amid ongoing anti-Asian hate

Ever since the Atlanta spa shootings on March 16 that killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, Angela Leong stopped walking to and from work because she was too scared to be out... Read more »

Staff shortage, inadequate cleaning found at site of B.C.’s deadliest care home outbreak: report

An inspection of the long-term care home at the centre of B.C’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreak found staffing and cleaning levels were inadequate as the coronavirus spread throughout the facility, a freedom of... Read more »

B.C. reports record 1,013 new cases of COVID-19 and 3 more deaths

B.C. has recorded the highest single-day number of new cases of COVID-19 to date, with 1,013 confirmed cases and three more deaths. View original article here Source Read more »

Trans, gender-diverse people with endometriosis fight ‘double battle’ against pain and lack of recognition

Many transgender, intersex and gender-diverse people with the menstrual-related condition are now demanding greater inclusivity in the fight to get endometriosis better recognized by health-care workers and researchers. View original article here... Read more »

B.C. ski resort says all staff who attended rowdy restaurant party will be fired

At least two staff members at B.C.’s Big White ski resort will be fired and a local restaurant’s lease could be in danger, after a raucous party was held there on Monday... Read more »

B.C. to open AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for ages 55 to 65 in Lower Mainland

There are currently 7,062 active cases of coronavirus in the province, with public health officials monitoring 11,164 people across British Columbia who are in self-isolation due to COVID-19 exposure. View original article here Source Read more »

B.C. opens AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for ages 55 to 65, as province records 840 new cases

There are currently 7,062 active cases of coronavirus in the province, with public health monitoring 11,164 people across B.C. who are in self-isolation due to COVID-19 exposure. View original article here Source Read more »

B.C. implements sweeping restrictions on indoor dining, group fitness for 3-week ‘circuit breaker’

B.C. is implementing a three-week “circuit breaker”-style lockdown, introducing sweeping new restrictions on indoor dining in restaurants, group fitness and worship services. View original article here Source Read more »

New online tool allows Indigenous patients to anonymously report racism in health-care system

The B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, whose website hosts the app, aims to use the information to figure out patterns of racist incidents in the health-care sector, and present solutions on how to... Read more »

Furloughed airline employees set to help out at mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics in B.C.

Furloughed B.C. workers from some companies that have been hit hard by COVID-19 will be back on the job in the coming weeks, helping out at vaccination clinics in the Fraser Health... Read more »