B.C. reveals age-based plan to vaccinate general public by September

B.C. plans to immunize 4.3 million residents by September with a continued age-based approach, vaccinating the high-risk and most elderly populations by April before starting with younger adults in the summer. The... Read more »

B.C. reveals age-based plan to complete vaccinations by September

B.C. plans to immunize 4.3 million residents by September with a continued age-based approach, vaccinating the high-risk and most elderly populations by April before starting with younger adults in the summer. The... Read more »

Skier questions why Ontario travel agency won’t cancel B.C. bookings during pandemic

A Kelowna, B.C., man is questioning why the ski trip he booked with several friends in Ontario to Sun Peaks Resort is being allowed to go ahead as pandemic numbers soar in... Read more »

B.C. paramedics report record average of 74 overdose calls a day in 2020

Paramedics across B.C. responded to more calls to help someone who had an overdose in 2020 than any other year since record keeping began, according to dispatchers. B.C. Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) on Wednesday... Read more »

B.C. health officials haven’t found a single case of seasonal flu spreading in the community this winter

Health officials in B.C. have not detected a single case of influenza circulating in the community since flu season began, continuing an “exceptional” nationwide trend even as the province sits in the thick of... Read more »

Rudolf Neufeld died from COVID-19. This is why his family wants you to know his story

Rudolf Neufeld, or Rudy as he liked to be called, was an active man and a jokester who never took himself too seriously.  “He would be anyone’s No. 1 cheerleader. He just was always optimistic. No... Read more »

Patient hopes Canada will introduce regulations for psychotherapy with ‘magic mushrooms’

As the first terminally ill cancer patient in Canada to legally use so-called magic mushrooms to treat anxiety, Thomas Hartle is hopeful that more temporary approvals from the federal government signal a permanent regulatory... Read more »

Want to reduce COVID-19? Target high-risk populations, health experts urge

Two doctors who study COVID-19 say that when it comes to reducing the spread of the virus, Canadian health officials should focus more on tactics to help high-risk populations instead of imposing blanket restrictions... Read more »

Director of UBC’s school of public health resigns over holiday travel during pandemic

Peter Berman has resigned as director of the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health just over a week after admitting to holiday travel during the school’s winter break.... Read more »

B.C. identifies first case of infectious coronavirus variant found in South Africa

B.C.’s provincial health officer has confirmed the first case of a more infectious coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa. Dr. Bonnie Henry said Thursday that health officials are investigating how the person in B.C. contracted... Read more »