Virus

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Surrey homeless shelter – BC

Click to play video

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at a homeless shelter in Surrey. Fraser Health says 24 clients and two staff have tested positive at the Surrey Emergency Response Centre, which opened last year. According to a city announcement of its opening, the centre is referral-only and has 110 “safe …

Read More »

Two fines handed out at 100-person University of Victoria gathering: Oak Bay Police – BC

Two fines handed out at 100-person University of Victoria gathering: Oak Bay Police - BC

Oak Bay Police say they dealt with a 100-person gathering Saturday night near the campus of the University of Victoria. Police were called to an area called Pumphouse Station near UVic, where they found a group of about 100 students gathered, many seen not wearing masks. Read more: $2,000 …

Read More »

Coronavirus: Kingston prepares to receive out-of-region COVID-19 patients – Kingston

Coronavirus: Kingston prepares to receive out-of-region COVID-19 patients - Kingston

Hospital CEOs across the province received a 7-page memo from Ontario Health advising them to prepare to accept COVID-19 patients from outside their regions. Ontario Health issued the notice after projections showed that by Jan. 24, Ontario will see more than 500 COVID-19-related critical illness patients in intensive care …

Read More »

Ontario MPP plans ‘more parties’ amid COVID-19 lockdown – Kingston

Twitter/RandyHillier

Ontario MPP Randy Hillier is stirring up more controversy during the provincial COVID-19, lockdown. The outspoken Kingston-area politician is once again challenging safety guidelines, indicating that he plans to hold parties this week. This comes after he posted a group photo on Dec. 27 that showed 14 people gathered …

Read More »

BC Nurses’ Union calls COVID-19 variant first identified in U.K. ‘concerning’

BC Nurses’ Union calls COVID-19 variant first identified in U.K. ‘concerning’

The president of the BC Nurses’ Union says health-care workers are bracing for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases after the holidays. On top of that, B.C.’s health ministry confirmed Sunday that a COVID-19 variant had been detected in a person in the Island Health region, who had recently …

Read More »

Kingston-area physicians ban together to dispute MPP Hillier’s COVID-19 claims – Kingston

Kingston-area physicians ban together to dispute MPP Hillier’s COVID-19 claims - Kingston

A Kingston-area physician has penned a letter to MPP Randy Hillier disputing his COVID-19 claims. Sydenham, Ont., physician Dr. Jeanette Dietrich, says she sent the open letter to Hillier on Friday after months of what she calls “COVID-19 misinformation” that could potentially put the riding in danger. “We cannot …

Read More »

‘Enforcement paying off’ as COVID-19 tickets continue to drop: Manitoba officials – Winnipeg

‘Enforcement paying off’ as COVID-19 tickets continue to drop: Manitoba officials - Winnipeg

The Manitoba government says its public health enforcement efforts are paying off, as the number of tickets relating to COVID-19 restrictions handed out in the past week was about half what they were the week before. Between Dec. 7 and 13, 48 tickets were issued, compared to 85 the …

Read More »

As daily cases spike, Kingston braces for further COVID-19 restrictions – Kingston

Click to play video

The Kingston, Ont., area continues to see a spike in COVID-19 cases. On Wednesday morning, the Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Paddington announced 17 new cases overnight—making it a single-day record. “I don’t have great news for the community; we had 17 new cases overnight, …

Read More »

‘Models don’t look good’: Infectious disease expert warns of possible COVID-19 surge – Kingston

‘Models don’t look good’: Infectious disease expert warns of possible COVID-19 surge - Kingston

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Ontario. On Monday, the province reported 1,487 new coronavirus cases, which was the 10th straight day of cases exceeding 1,000. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Gerald Evans, who also sits on the COVID-19 advisory council for Ontario, says the models show that cases will …

Read More »

BCTF renewing calls for mandatory masks inside classrooms – BC

Click to play video

The BC Teachers’ Federation is once again pushing for mandatory masks in classrooms, now that the federal government has identified airborne particles are a risk of COVID-19 transmission. President, Teri Mooring has been pushing for mandatory masks for everyone over the age of 10 any time they’re on school …

Read More »