COVID-19

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, in Edmonton on Wednesday Nov. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Kenney set to announce end date of Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine passport next week

Alberta also to unveil a plan that will see it remove almost all restrictions by month’s end

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, in Edmonton on Wednesday Nov. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Jan. 23 to 29, 2022. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Another small drop in COVID-19 cases in Delta last week

City had 230 active cases from Jan. 16-22, down 259 the week before

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Jan. 23 to 29, 2022. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Black Press Media)

B.C. woman sues Ducks Unlimited after being fired over COVID-19 vaccine policy

On Oct. 1, she raised her concerns about the policy and on Oct. 14 she was fired for failing to comply

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Black Press Media)
Musician Lisa Brokop sings “We Believe For It” in support of Canada’s “Freedom Convoy” in a video posted to her Facebook page.

VIDEO: Surrey-born Brokop sings support for truckers before ‘battle’ in Ottawa

‘It makes me so proud to be Canadian,’ Nashville-based singer posted to Facebook

Musician Lisa Brokop sings “We Believe For It” in support of Canada’s “Freedom Convoy” in a video posted to her Facebook page.
Peace Arch Hospital. (Aaron Hinks photo)

COVID-19 outbreak at Peace Arch Hospital over: Fraser Health

Outbreak at PAH’s Foundation Lodge first announced Jan. 7

  • Jan 31, 2022
Peace Arch Hospital. (Aaron Hinks photo)
(File photo: Phil McLachlan/Black Press)

Booster doses hit 32% in Surrey, 49% in South Surrey/White Rock

About 44% of 5- to 11-year-olds have had their first dose

(File photo: Phil McLachlan/Black Press)
Fraser Health employee Amarjeet Jammu speaks with a motorist after giving them a COVID-19 rapid test kit at a drive-thru pick up site in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, January 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Weekly COVID case counts continue to drop in Surrey

Local health area sees a 26% decrease

Fraser Health employee Amarjeet Jammu speaks with a motorist after giving them a COVID-19 rapid test kit at a drive-thru pick up site in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, January 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Photo featured in the new "Through the Nurses’ Lens" exhibit at Amelia Douglas Gallery, at Douglas College in New Westminster. (submitted photo)

‘Photovoice’-inspired art exhibit sheds light on lives of B.C. nurses during pandemic

‘Through the Nurses’ Lens’ reopens Amelia Douglas Gallery after nearly two years of closure

Photo featured in the new "Through the Nurses’ Lens" exhibit at Amelia Douglas Gallery, at Douglas College in New Westminster. (submitted photo)
Late 2021 saw the number of restaurant reservations and take-out orders in B.C. soar like there’d never been a pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

British Columbians were back to restaurants in pre-pandemic numbers in late 2021

Survey finds Labour Day weekend busier than 2019, giving operators optimism for 2022

Late 2021 saw the number of restaurant reservations and take-out orders in B.C. soar like there’d never been a pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Jan. 16 to 22, 2022. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

COVID-19 numbers in Delta dipped slightly last week

Delta had 259 cases from Jan. 16-22, down 275 the week before

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Jan. 16 to 22, 2022. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
A man holds a 3M N95 respirator. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

LETTERS: Hospital requirement to switch masks, actually makes a lot of sense

N95 masks are better quality, but no way to know how long it’s been worn

  • Jan 27, 2022
A man holds a 3M N95 respirator. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Mountain View Manor in Delta. (Photo: deltahospitalauxiliary.org)

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

Outbreak declared at Mountain View Manor after four residents and six staff members tested positive

Mountain View Manor in Delta. (Photo: deltahospitalauxiliary.org)
A COVID-19 outbreak at South Surrey’s Morgan Place has been declared over by Fraser Health. (Google Maps)

COVID-19 outbreak over at South Surrey’s Morgan Place: Fraser Health

Three residents, five staff had originally tested positive earlier in January

A COVID-19 outbreak at South Surrey’s Morgan Place has been declared over by Fraser Health. (Google Maps)
Tag Dundas has closed his studio, TNT Fitness in Abbotsford, for good due to financial pressures from COVID-19 pandemic measures. (Renee Reeves photo)

Abbotsford fitness studio closes doors permanently as COVID pandemic drags on

Sometimes the worst things in life can bring about the best things, says personal trainer

Tag Dundas has closed his studio, TNT Fitness in Abbotsford, for good due to financial pressures from COVID-19 pandemic measures. (Renee Reeves photo)
(File photo from The Canadian Press)
(File photo from The Canadian Press)
In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, photo, trucks cross the Ambassador Bridge from Windsor, Ont. into Detroit. Turmoil and confusion last week over whether truckers would remain exempt from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate followed misinterpretations of regulations by both the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Paul Sancya

Public Health Agency of Canada involved in ‘error’ on trucker vaccine rules: sources

Government provided no more explanation for the botched messaging

In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, photo, trucks cross the Ambassador Bridge from Windsor, Ont. into Detroit. Turmoil and confusion last week over whether truckers would remain exempt from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate followed misinterpretations of regulations by both the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Paul Sancya
Fraser Health has opened a COVID-19 rapid test distribution centre at Bear Creek Park. (Submitted photo: Fraser Health)

Surrey sees 33% decrease in weekly cases

First drop in cases since Omicron wave started

Fraser Health has opened a COVID-19 rapid test distribution centre at Bear Creek Park. (Submitted photo: Fraser Health)
(The Canadian Press/Tijana Martin)

Patients with COVID in Fraser Health may now share hospital rooms with uninfected

Public health officials say hospital space is at a premium

(The Canadian Press/Tijana Martin)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Jan. 9 to 15, 2022. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

COVID-19 numbers in Delta fell again last week

Delta had 275 cases from Jan. 9-15, down 438 the week before

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Jan. 9 to 15, 2022. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford. As of Jan. 19, 28 inmates have tested positive. (Abbotsford News file photo)

28 inmates at Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford test positive for COVID-19

All in-person visits are temporarily suspended, says Correctional Service of Canada

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford. As of Jan. 19, 28 inmates have tested positive. (Abbotsford News file photo)