Category Archives: Health

N0rth Island COVID Update: Confirmed cases on the rise

“As many of you might have heard, cases are on the rise within the North Island, which includes the Comox Valley and Campbell River.  The number of COVID cases in the north of Vancouver Island has more than doubled in just three days. We are asking everyone to increase their vigilance, when it comes to slowing the spread of COVID 19 ,” said Jesse Ketler, Chair of the Comox Valley Regional District.  

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Extended pandemic feeds anxieties of Campbell River youth

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Reporter

Lately, when 15-year-old K (name withheld to protect identity) arrives outside her school in Campbell River, nervousness sets in.

Her legs start shaking, her entire body begins to tremble and she gives way to uncontrollable sobbing.

Her parents eventually turn the car around and take her back home, to try again the next day.

The heightened anxiety attacks are new for both K and her parents, especially because their daughter is an above average student and has never had a problem going to school until a couple months ago, says K’s mother.

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COVID update: A seven-fold increase in Greater Campbell River

Though the number of active cases within Island Health is still relatively small, they have doubled in a little over a week.

The increase is especially marked in North Vancouver Island, where they went from 10 to 56 in seven days.

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Parents and teachers push for masks to be mandated in BC

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Many B.C. teachers and parents are incredulous the province isn’t mandating masks in classrooms, especially as new COVID-19 variants begin to crop up in school settings.

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One active COVID 19 case in Greater Campbell River

There was only one active COVID 19 case in the Greater Campbell River Health Area as of last Monday, Feb 15th, according to the latest report from the BC Center for Disease control

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