Gatherings in private homes restricted, after B.C. announces record high 817 new cases over the weekend

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced new restrictions on private gatherings in homes after confirming a record high 817 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend and three more deaths — the largest number of new cases in...

Dr. Bonnie Henry says she may tighten rules on social gatherings, as B.C. records 274 new cases of COVID-19

B.C.'s provincial health officer warned Thursday she may introduce new measures to curb COVID-19 transmission at gatherings like weddings and funerals, as the province announced a record-high 274 new cases. Dr. Bonnie Henry said the measures could include conditions on wedding licences and reducing...

Family of premature twins call for mandatory masks inside neonatal intensive care units

Sina Muscati's twins have endured a tough introduction into the world. They were born nearly three months premature, in the midst of a global pandemic.Their father says there was even a potential COVID-19 exposure inside the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)...

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 the weekend.The new numbers bring B.C.'s active case...

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 cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) in...

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 cancelled — again. Lynn and other physiotherapy graduates are...

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 that people can make informed decisions as a new...

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 cancelled — again. Lynn and other physiotherapy graduates are...

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 left residents feeling disconnected for the first time,...

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 said 110 more cases of the disease caused by...
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