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B.C. health authorities report new COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care homes

B.C. health authorities report new COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care homes

SURREY, B.C. — Three regional health authorities in British Columbia are reporting new COVID-19 outbreaks in assisted-living facilities and long-term care homes.
New U.K. variant of Covid-19 confirmed in Island Health region

New U.K. variant of Covid-19 confirmed in Island Health region

A new, highly transmissible COVID-19 variant that has spread across the United Kingdom has been confirmed in B.C., involving a person who lives on Vancouver Island. It is the province’s first case of a person infected with the U.K. variant.
Unknown how rapidly new COVID-19 variant might spread in B.C.: epidemiologist

Unknown how rapidly new COVID-19 variant might spread in B.C.: epidemiologist

Daniel Coombs, an epidemiologist the ­University of British Columbia, said he’s surprised to see the presence of the U.K. variant of COVID-19 on Vancouver Island, which has had relatively limited spread of the virus.
Crash on B.C. highway sends four to hospital

Crash on B.C. highway sends four to hospital

COQUITLAM, B.C. — Four people, two of whom are in critical condition, have been taken to hospital after a crash Sunday morning in Coquitlam, B.C. B.C. Emergency Health Services says they received a call for a collision on Highway 1 near Brunette Ave.
First U.K. COVID-19 variant case detected in B.C.

First U.K. COVID-19 variant case detected in B.C.

VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials are reporting the province's first known case of the U.K. COVID-19 variant. The affected individual returned from the U.K. on Dec. 15 to their home in the Island Health authority.
Pedestrian killed after Boxing Day crash in Richmond, B.C.

Pedestrian killed after Boxing Day crash in Richmond, B.C.

RICHMOND, B.C. — A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle on Boxing Day in Richmond, B.C. Mounties say they were called at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday after a woman was struck while crossing an intersection at a cross walk.
B.C. Youth Parliament takes to virtual gathering, debate plans persist

B.C. Youth Parliament takes to virtual gathering, debate plans persist

B.C. youths will discuss issues on COVID-19 vaccines, voting age and the Broadway subway project this year.
Pepper spray used in a Burnaby bus – one person in hospital

Pepper spray used in a Burnaby bus – one person in hospital

At least one person was sent to hospital Saturday night
Mounties in Nanaimo, B.C., investigating after body discovered

Mounties in Nanaimo, B.C., investigating after body discovered

NANAIMO, B.C. — Mounties in Nanaimo, B.C., say they're investigating after a dead body was discovered on Saturday morning. RCMP say the body of a 59-year-old man was found at about 5:45 a.m. in downtown Nanaimo. No cause of death has been determined.
13 flights through B.C. flagged for COVID-19 exposures

13 flights through B.C. flagged for COVID-19 exposures

The BC Centre for Disease Control is warning of COVID-19 exposures on flights through B.C. airports