B.C. announces 2nd wave of COVID-19, as it confirms 499 new cases and 2 more deaths over the weekend

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Monday that B.C. is in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, as she confirmed 499 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths over... Read more »

16 cases of rare child inflammatory illness in B.C. investigated for links to COVID-19

Health officials continue to investigate instances of a rare inflammatory syndrome found in children in B.C. — an illness that can be caused by a COVID-19 infection. There are now 16 known... Read more »

Physiotherapy graduates say their careers have been stalled by industry’s failure to offer COVID-safe exam

Almost one year after completing his master’s degree in physiotherapy, Jeremy Lynn was prepared to finally take his clinical exam in November to become a fully licensed physiotherapist. And then the exam was... Read more »

Physiotherapist graduates say their careers have been stalled by regulator’s failure to offer COVID-safe exams

Almost one year after completing his master’s degree in physiotherapy, Jeremy Lynn was prepared to finally take his clinical exam in November to become a fully licensed physiotherapist. And then the exam was... Read more »

COVID-19 data diggers — and doubters — call for clearer picture in B.C.

There’s a growing push for B.C. to collect and share more detailed data about COVID-19 positive hotspots. Last week, hundreds of parents called on the provincial health officer to divulge more data so... Read more »

Northern towns straddling Canada-U.S. border push to become a pandemic bubble

Stewart, B.C., and the neighbouring community of Hyder, Alaska, have always had close ties despite being divided by an international border for more than a century. COVID-19 travel restrictions enacted this spring, however, have... Read more »

B.C. crosses a threshold with more than 10,000 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began

B.C. has passed another sombre milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 10,000 cases now confirmed to date, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Thursday. In her daily briefing, Henry... Read more »

A B.C. research project gave homeless people $7,500 each — the results were ‘beautifully surprising’

The results of a B.C. research project that gave thousands of dollars to homeless people are in and, according to one researcher, could challenge stereotypes about people “living on the margins.” The New Leaf project is a... Read more »

COVID-19 claims 4 more lives in B.C., as 358 new cases confirmed over the weekend

Four more deaths from COVID-19 were reported in B.C. over the weekend and another 358 new cases have been confirmed, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Monday. The update includes three days... Read more »

COVID ‘would kill me,’ says inmate denied face mask at Surrey pretrial centre

Adam DeVries says he has asthma, epilepsy and is missing his right lung. But he claims he’s been denied a cheap, non-medical facemask that could save his life because he’s a prisoner inside the... Read more »