Global research consortium examines if COVID-19 may cause diabetes

Ever since Metro Vancouver resident Craig Spanza was infected with COVID-19 at work this past March, he has fought myriad long-term after-effects that include debilitating brain fog, exhaustion and shortness of breath.   But Spanza,... Read more »

Managers at centre of nursing college probe ’caused or contributed to’ young woman’s death, mother alleges

Katrina Lavery had a thirst for life. She loved people and animals and rarely argued with her mother — even during her teenage years. “[She was] the happiest camper every morning of every... Read more »

Langley-area man loses 2 metres of intestine after a blood clot following his AstraZeneca jab

A formerly healthy 43-year-old father from Langley, B.C.  — who is in hospital recovering from complications following a rare blood clot — is warning others to watch for signs of trouble after receiving an AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine.  Shaun Mulldoon... Read more »

‘Vancouver Model’ of drug decriminalization is deeply flawed, national coalition says

A national coalition of groups that support drug decriminalization say the plan put forward by Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart known as the “Vancouver Model” is deeply flawed because the people it is meant... Read more »

Woman who had breast implants removed urges Ottawa to mandate registry of medical devices

A British Columbia woman who learned second-hand that her breast implants had been linked to a rare form of cancer is demanding that the federal government mandate a system of personalized recall alerts... Read more »

More Canadians hospitalized from substance use since pandemic started, report finds

More Canadians have ended up in the hospital after using substances like opioids, alcohol and stimulants during the pandemic than they have in years past. In the first seven months of the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more »

Judge says makeshift nightclub’s illegal gathering was a ‘crime, not a party’

A B.C. Provincial Court judge says a Vancouver man who thumbed his nose at COVID-19-related restrictions by turning his swanky downtown penthouse into a packed makeshift nightclub in January is no better... Read more »

Judge says host of makeshift nightclub’s illegal gathering a ‘crime, not a party’

A B.C. provincial court judge says a Vancouver man who thumbed his nose at COVID-19-related restrictions by turning his swanky downtown penthouse into a packed makeshift nightclub last January is no better... Read more »

Nurse begs B.C. residents to take pandemic seriously after tear-filled night on COVID-19 unit

A B.C. nurse is pleading with people to do a few “simple things” to get the pandemic under control after an emotionally crushing shift in the COVID-19 ward. Kendall Skuta, who works... Read more »

What experts say about the COVID-19 vaccine and menstruation, mammograms and more

As Canada ramps up its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, questions continue to arise about the potential side effects reported around the world. Following reports of blood clots from the AstraZeneca-Oxford and Johnson & Johnson vaccines,... Read more »