COVID-19

Claire of Burnaby took part in the survey conducted by the Office of the Seniors’ Advocate in 2016-17. She found the experience very rewarding, as she connected with Cantonese-speaking seniors in their own language. (Special to The Star)

Asking long-term care residents their views

Comprehensive survey from Seniors’ Advocate seeks volunteers to connect with residents

  • Dec 5, 2022

 

Photo: Times file

COVID outbreak declared over at Trail hospital

Interior Health confirms seven COVID cases, no death

 

Rev. John Koopman of Free Reformed Church in Chilliwack who was found guilty of violating COVID-19 orders on religious gatherings. (Screenshot www.sermonaudio.com)

Fraser Valley pastor found guilty of hosting church service in violation of COVID rules

Rev. John Koopman’s lawyer to make Charter argument that prohibition violated freedom of religion

 

Former B.C. health-care workers have taken the province to court over vaccine mandates. (File photo)

Interior Health top doc says mask mandate not needed – yet

Dr. Silvina Mema: Tools in place to avoid virus uptake to pandemic levels

Former B.C. health-care workers have taken the province to court over vaccine mandates. (File photo)
On Nov. 9, Interior Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Times file

COVID outbreak declared at Trail hospital, 7 confirmed cases

As of Nov. 14, there were six IH facilities in the throes of a COVID-19 outbreak, including KBRH

On Nov. 9, Interior Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Times file
A health-care worker tests a woman at a pop-up COVID-19 assessment centre in Toronto on May 19, 2021. University of British Columbia researchers are looking for Canadians with long COVID to take part in a research project. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

UBC project seeks input from COVID long-haulers

Crowd-sourcing site allows people to compare their symptoms with those of others

A health-care worker tests a woman at a pop-up COVID-19 assessment centre in Toronto on May 19, 2021. University of British Columbia researchers are looking for Canadians with long COVID to take part in a research project. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Penticton Regional Hospital (File photo)

COVID-19 outbreaks declared at multiple Interior Health facilities in the Okanagan

Interior Health has declared the outbreaks in Penticton, Summerland and Kelowna

Penticton Regional Hospital (File photo)
The long COVID project is the second phase of a project funded by the BC SUPPORT Unit, which initially learned more about the impact of pain. Photo: Unsplash

Project seeks Kootenay citizen-scientists to help solve long COVID puzzle

“No one knows more about it than the people who live with it”

The long COVID project is the second phase of a project funded by the BC SUPPORT Unit, which initially learned more about the impact of pain. Photo: Unsplash
B.C. Premier John Horgan makes an address, in Whistler, B.C., on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Horgan says it’s laughable for the new premier of Alberta to suggest unvaccinated people are the most discriminated-against group in her lifetime.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Premier John Horgan calls Alberta premier’s comments on unvaccinated ‘laughable’

British Columbia Premier John Horgan says it’s “laughable” for the new premier…

B.C. Premier John Horgan makes an address, in Whistler, B.C., on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Horgan says it’s laughable for the new premier of Alberta to suggest unvaccinated people are the most discriminated-against group in her lifetime.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Korry Zepik said his head was pushed into the pavement while he was protesting against the anti-COVID crowd Oct. 1 in Vernon. (Contributed)

Vernon man assaulted while counter-protesting anti-COVID rally

RCMP looking for witnesses to incident that sent pandemic believer to hospital

Korry Zepik said his head was pushed into the pavement while he was protesting against the anti-COVID crowd Oct. 1 in Vernon. (Contributed)
FILE - This Jan. 29, 2021, file photo shows the packaging and a container of veterinary ivermectin in Johannesburg, South Afric (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)

Interior Health warns of pamphlets advertising ivermectin for sale in Kelowna

The health authority warns using ivermectin to treat COVID-19 may cause serious health problems

FILE - This Jan. 29, 2021, file photo shows the packaging and a container of veterinary ivermectin in Johannesburg, South Afric (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)
One person has died as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak at a Vernon care home, Interior Health said Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

COVID-19 outbreak at Interior Health care home leads to one death

The outbreak resulted in 12 cases, one hospitalization and one death in Vernon

One person has died as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak at a Vernon care home, Interior Health said Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
“As I shared my book with family and friends, Sam King, librarian at the Trail and District Public Library, suggested I donate a copy to the Trail Museum and Archives, so I did.,” Beth said. L-R: Addison Oberg, archivist, Trail Museum and Archives; author Elizabeth Truant; Sam King, adult services librarian, Trail library. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Quiet days of pandemic had Trail author writing about life

Beth took the two years of social stopgap caused by COVID-19 to write her life story

“As I shared my book with family and friends, Sam King, librarian at the Trail and District Public Library, suggested I donate a copy to the Trail Museum and Archives, so I did.,” Beth said. L-R: Addison Oberg, archivist, Trail Museum and Archives; author Elizabeth Truant; Sam King, adult services librarian, Trail library. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Paying It Forward: The metal art piece was donated to residents, families and workers in Poplar Ridge Pavilion. Photo: Sheri Regnier

‘Gratitude’ gifted to health-care workers at hospital in Trail

On a sunny Friday, Candace brought “Gratitude” to the hospital and quietly donated it to Poplar Ridge

Paying It Forward: The metal art piece was donated to residents, families and workers in Poplar Ridge Pavilion. Photo: Sheri Regnier
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Can Covid still impact your sleep?

According to a survey conducted in July by the Harris Poll, about…

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Kelowna nurse suspended for giving vulnerable client false COVID information

Carole Garfield suspended for telling a patient about pseudo-science COVID treatments

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China Enforces Strict COVID Lockdown Following Earthquake

The lockdown in Chengdu appears to be similarly strict, with reports of…

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FILE – A pedestrian walks alongside businesses on a rainy day while wearing a protective mask during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on June 18, 2021. A new Statistics Canada study has found that some racialized populations in Canada had significantly higher mortality rates from COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Racialized people had higher mortality rates from COVID-19: Statistics Canada

‘It confirms what a lot of us had believed, how COVID has basically targeted racialized people’

FILE – A pedestrian walks alongside businesses on a rainy day while wearing a protective mask during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on June 18, 2021. A new Statistics Canada study has found that some racialized populations in Canada had significantly higher mortality rates from COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The COVID-19 outbreak at Talarico Place has been declared over. File photo

Second death in COVID outbreak at Castlegar’s Talarico Place

The outbreak has now been declared over by Interior Health

The COVID-19 outbreak at Talarico Place has been declared over. File photo
A COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Talarico Place on Aug. 1. File photo

One death in COVID-19 outbreak at Castlegar’s Talarico Place

There have been 34 resident cases at the long-term care home

A COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Talarico Place on Aug. 1. File photo