COVID-19

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)
Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school Thursday, September 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Surrey school district says ‘no change’ despite new proof of vaccination order

Order says school staff must provide COVID vaccine info if required by medical health officer

Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school Thursday, September 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A rapid COVID-19 test swab is processed at Palos Verdes High School in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. (File photo: Brittany Murray/The Orange County Register via AP)

Fraser Health now distributing rapid COVID tests at Surrey’s Bear Creek Park

It will be open seven days a week, but by appointment-only

A rapid COVID-19 test swab is processed at Palos Verdes High School in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. (File photo: Brittany Murray/The Orange County Register via AP)
A driver pulls up to the COVID-19 testing and collection centre at 14577 66th Ave. in Surrey in September 2020. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey surpasses weekly COVID case count record again

Surrey just shy of 3,000 cases Jan. 2 to 8

A driver pulls up to the COVID-19 testing and collection centre at 14577 66th Ave. in Surrey in September 2020. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Though some games have had to be postponed, Semiahmoo Minor Hockey Association teams are managing “surprisingly well” amid the latest COVID-19 surge, executive director Dave Newson said. (File photo)

Semiahmoo Peninsula sports groups ‘managing surprisingly well’ despite Omicron surge

Athletic associations adjusting on fly, re-instituting safety measure to protect players, coaches

Though some games have had to be postponed, Semiahmoo Minor Hockey Association teams are managing “surprisingly well” amid the latest COVID-19 surge, executive director Dave Newson said. (File photo)
A student arrives at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.(Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Surrey school district seeing ‘slightly higher’ absences for staff, students

Deputy superintendent says ‘more absences than normal,’ but no need for functional closures

A student arrives at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.(Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Michele Matteazzi with his wife Tiffany and their kids. (Submitted photo)

Unvaccinated B.C. man forced to quarantine after 10-minute chat with U.S. border agents

Michele Matteazzi visited Abbotsford-Huntingdon border to have travel questions answered

Michele Matteazzi with his wife Tiffany and their kids. (Submitted photo)
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

Hay: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)
Vaccination rates for 12-plus have started to slow down throughout Surrey. Fraser Health held a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Surrey on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

COVID vaccination rates up 6% for 5- to 11-year-olds in Surrey

Rates for those aged 12 and up slowing down

Vaccination rates for 12-plus have started to slow down throughout Surrey. Fraser Health held a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Surrey on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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