Saskatoon teen’s spinal surgery a success after COVID-19 almost robbed her of the chance

A week after long-awaited spinal surgery, Bronwyn Joanis says she can’t wait to get back home to Saskatoon to see family and — once she’s a little steadier — finally ride her new bike.... Read more »

For Canada Day, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank B.C. hospital staff for their dedication

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hosted a Zoom call with health-care workers at a hospital in British Columbia as a way to mark Canada Day, thanking front-line staff for their efforts during the COVID-19... Read more »

B.C. to allow designated visits for residents in long-term care after months of restrictions

B.C. is easing restrictions for visits in long-term care homes and assisted living facilities across the province, allowing residents to have in-person visits for the first time since March. Residents will be... Read more »

Lynn Valley care-home nurse loses job after allegedly failing to wear PPE properly around COVID-19 patients

A former nurse who worked at the Lynn Valley Care Centre at the peak of its devastating coronavirus outbreak has lost his job over allegations he didn’t wear his personal protective equipment (PPE) properly... Read more »

B.C. paramedics responded to 131 overdoses Friday, ‘the most recorded in a single day’

Paramedics in B.C. responded to 131 overdose calls Friday, “the most recorded in a single day.” B.C. Emergency Health Services tweeted the alarming number Monday afternoon. “Overdoses were across B.C., from Chilliwack to... Read more »

Dr. Bonnie Henry says she’s concerned about COVID-19 exposure at Vancouver strip club

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said news of COVID-19 exposure at Brandi’s Exotic Show Lounge should serve as a reminder that British Columbians need to stay vigilant about preventing spread of the... Read more »

Public school teacher in Fraser Health among 20 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.

A public school teacher in the Fraser Health region is among 20 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in B.C., Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Thursday. Henry said the teacher was exposed through a... Read more »

LifeLabs failed to protect personal health information of millions, commissioners say

LifeLabs failed to protect the personal health information of millions of Canadians, resulting in a “significant privacy breach,” according to a joint investigation by Ontario and B.C.’s information and privacy commissioners. Last December, the laboratory... Read more »

B.C. to allow ‘careful’ travel within province as it eases more COVID-19 restrictions under Phase 3

British Columbia is further easing restrictions set in place to control COVID-19, meaning residents will be allowed to travel within the province as hotels, motels, resorts, spas, and RV parks look to reopen.... Read more »

Elder Carole Dawson, champion of Indigenous health, dies from COVID-19 in Vancouver

Carole Dawson, a longtime champion of Indigenous health and rights in B.C., has died from COVID-19, according to the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs (UBCIC). Dawson, who was 75 and living in a long-term care centre... Read more »