COVID-19

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UBC drops weekly COVID testing for students and faculty

The weekly testing quietly ended on March 1

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Delta View Care Centre (Google Street View image)

COVID-19 outbreak at East Delta long-term care facility declared over

There were 61 cases associated with the outbreak — 52 residents and nine staff — and no deaths

Delta View Care Centre (Google Street View image)
COVID-19 cases have doubled in prisons nationwide in recent months, according to University of Ottawa research. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

COVID cases have doubled in Canadian prisons as uptick in vaccination across prisoners lull

Total of 16,111 prisoners contracted COVID-19 during this wave, 11 deaths

COVID-19 cases have doubled in prisons nationwide in recent months, according to University of Ottawa research. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Crescent Park Elementary parent Michael Bjorge raised the alarm earlier this week after learning the rapid COVID test the district sent home with his 10-year-old daughter contained potentially poisonous ingredients. The school district has since changed its policy, and now require that parents of students in kindergarten to Grade 7 pick up the kits from their child’s school. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Surrey Schools tweaks distribution plan for K-7 COVID antigen test kits

Kit access limited to parents or guardians following Health Canada advisory

Crescent Park Elementary parent Michael Bjorge raised the alarm earlier this week after learning the rapid COVID test the district sent home with his 10-year-old daughter contained potentially poisonous ingredients. The school district has since changed its policy, and now require that parents of students in kindergarten to Grade 7 pick up the kits from their child’s school. (Nick Greenizan photo)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Feb. 20 to 26, 2022. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

COVID-19 cases in Delta continue to fall

City had 50 cases the week of Feb. 20 to 26, 36 fewer than the week before

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Feb. 20 to 26, 2022. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
A file photo of a rapid test ket is shown here. (PHOTO BY FRANK GUNN/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Surrey students begin receiving rapid COVID tests

One box of five test kits will be provided to each student, district says

A file photo of a rapid test ket is shown here. (PHOTO BY FRANK GUNN/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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For Surrey’s 5-11 age group, COVID vaccine first doses surpass 50%

Booster doses slow significantly, with 1% increases in Surrey, South Surrey/White Rock

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Surrey resident Sue L’Heureux was serious ill with COVID-19 in January, when she was signed up for Fraser Health’s Home Health Monitoring Team. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

When ill with COVID and scared, Surrey woman welcomed help of Home Health Monitoring Team

‘If I didn’t have that daily call, I would have been a basket-case,’ Whalley resident recalled

Surrey resident Sue L’Heureux was serious ill with COVID-19 in January, when she was signed up for Fraser Health’s Home Health Monitoring Team. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Feb. 13 to 19, 2022. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

COVID-19 cases in Delta down again last week

City had 86 cases the week of Feb. 13 to 19, 18 fewer than the week before

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Feb. 13 to 19, 2022. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: Surrey RCMP set example for how to properly handle Canada’s protests

Smooth and steady enforcement far more effective than that being carried out in other provinces

  • Feb 24, 2022
Frank Bucholtz
Iron Energy will not going to comply with the orders in the civil suit from Interior Health (file photo)

West Kelowna gym closes doors after Interior Health files lawsuit over COVID concerns

Iron Energy does not consent to the orders in the civil claim served by Interior Health on Feb. 15

Iron Energy will not going to comply with the orders in the civil suit from Interior Health (file photo)
The first ‘freedom convoy’ in Penticton was Jan. 29. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Journalist allegedly spat on at COVID protest along Osoyoos border sparks RCMP probe

The anti-government protests were ramped up through South Okanagan Saturday

The first ‘freedom convoy’ in Penticton was Jan. 29. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
The “3rd Lower Mainland Freedom Convoy” arrived in South Surrey Saturday (Feb. 12) after starting in Chilliwack earlier in the morning. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
The “3rd Lower Mainland Freedom Convoy” arrived in South Surrey Saturday (Feb. 12) after starting in Chilliwack earlier in the morning. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, a health worker administers a dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

In Surrey, COVID booster doses hit 48%

Meantime, in the 5-11 age group, 51% have had a single dose

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, a health worker administers a dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Feb. 6 to 12, 2022. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

COVID-19 cases in Delta down 50% last week

City had 104 cases the week of Feb. 6 to 12, 102 fewer than the week before

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Feb. 6 to 12, 2022. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
Surrey School District building. (File photo)

‘Extremely discouraging’: 20 donated HEPA filters sitting unused at Surrey school

Cloverdale Traditional was the winner of a contest for air purifiers back in September

Surrey School District building. (File photo)
B.C. Nurses Union president Aman Grewal. (BCNU)

‘They are tired’: B.C. Nurses Union president talks about violence, burnout

After assaults at Chilliwack General Hospital, Aman Grewal talks about abuse health-care workers face

B.C. Nurses Union president Aman Grewal. (BCNU)
Truck drivers hang a Canadian flag on the front grille of a truck parked in downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill on Feb. 2, 2022. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press photo)

Hacked ‘Freedom Convoy’ fundraiser data shows Delta residents donated over $14,700

119 Delta-area donors listed in spreadsheet hacked from campaign website; largest donation US$617

Truck drivers hang a Canadian flag on the front grille of a truck parked in downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill on Feb. 2, 2022. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press photo)
A nurse draws the vaccine into a syringe at the Saskatoon Tribal Council run vaccination clinic inside SaskTel centre in Saskatoon, Sask., on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Saskatchewan has lifted its public health order that required residents to show a proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test to enter most businesses. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis
A nurse draws the vaccine into a syringe at the Saskatoon Tribal Council run vaccination clinic inside SaskTel centre in Saskatoon, Sask., on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Saskatchewan has lifted its public health order that required residents to show a proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test to enter most businesses. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis
A convoy of vehicles adorned with Canadian flags heads down 176 Street toward the truck stop at 176 & 8 Avenue near the Blaine border crossing. (Lauren Collins/Surrey Now Leader)

Surrey RCMP to investigate after ‘Freedom Convoy’ protesters break through police barricade

The convoy took off from Chilliwack earlier on Saturday (Feb. 12) for the third week of protest

A convoy of vehicles adorned with Canadian flags heads down 176 Street toward the truck stop at 176 & 8 Avenue near the Blaine border crossing. (Lauren Collins/Surrey Now Leader)
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