Saskatoon girl’s spinal surgery in B.C. cancelled due to COVID-19, and her window is shrinking

Bronwyn Joanis, 13, was sent letters and stuffed animals from Grade 7 classmates who wanted to celebrate her recovery from life-changing spinal surgery.But the surgery never happened. Joanis and her family headed to Vancouver where she underwent the five-hour preoperative process to undergo...

COVID-19 survivor emerges from 8-week hospital stay, issues warning to remain vigilant

When Atish Ram, 58, was admitted to Royal Columbian Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, he had a neat, white goatee. When he was finally discharged 54 days later, he sported an impressive white beard.The unchecked growth of facial hair marked...

Hundreds of British Columbians are accessing province’s ‘safe supply’ of drugs

More than 1,300 people have accessed safe, prescription alternatives to illicit drugs since the province announced new guidelines for prescribing them when the COVID-19 pandemic began. In March, in order to prevent illicit overdose deaths, physicians were given the go-ahead to prescribe drugs...

B.C. teachers raise alarm about going back to classes after COVID-19 cases in Quebec schools

As students from across British Columbia head back to class on a voluntary basis today, some teachers say their employer is giving them little choice but to return to work in what they call an unsafe environment. This comes after at least 41 staff...

Should B.C. remain an outlier when it comes to releasing locations of COVID-19 cases?

According to Bonnie Henry, British Columbians are responsible enough to live without detailed rules or strict orders during a global pandemic. But we're not responsible enough to know where positive COVID-19 cases have been in the province. "It doesn't tell you...

Why B.C.’s containment and recovery from COVID-19 is going smoother than Ontario’s

At the end of a news conference Wednesday, B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix seemed to reference the troubles Toronto was facing during this stage of the response to the pandemic."The past few days have offered some images from other jurisdictions,...

Slow return for Canada’s dental offices as pandemic restrictions ease

As dental offices start to reopen across the country, the guidelines vary from province to province but the concerns remain the same: having the right protocols and enough protective gear to safely see patients, and seeing enough of them so they...

Married for 68 years, this B.C. couple died 5 hours apart after testing positive for COVID-19

Juanita and Howard Robinson's romance started with double dates and calls to "the dirt department" and ended more than 65 years later as they held hands on their final day together.The Robinsons died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus in...

Dental hygienists wary of new protection guidelines say they feel like ‘guinea pigs’

Dental hygienists say new provincial health guidelines around protective wear for safety during dental procedures are confusing at best and may not go far enough, despite the provincial health officer's reassurances that patient screening provides an added layer of protection.Many...

Top doctor acknowledges B.C. faces ‘anxiety-inducing’ week as province transitions to Phase 2

THE LATEST: 16 more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in British Columbia, bringing the total to 2,444.  There were eight new cases between Saturday and Sunday, and eight new cases between Sunday and Monday. Two more people have died...
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