Category Archives: Health

First confirmed COVID case on Cortes Island

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The first confirmed case of COVID 19 on Cortes Island was announced this morning.

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COVID 19 spreading through the north of BC

By Fran Yanor, The Rocky Mountain Goat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Vancouver and Fraser Valley may be the COVID-19 hotspots in B.C., but the virus is now spreading through the north with relative speed, through similar pathways, and straining the healthcare system, said a Northern Health official.

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COVID 19 in Campbell River and North Vancouver Island

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There was a COVID 19 outbreak at the Discovery Harbour Care Centre in Campbell River, where a staff person tested positive on Thursday, November 19th. 

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Downtown Eastside: Vancouver’s Poorest have the highest COVID rates

By Jen St. Denis, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Three months ago, the part of Vancouver that includes the Downtown Eastside had the lowest number of COVID-19 cases in the city.

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Will Vancouver be the first Canadian city to decriminalize drugs?

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Vancouver could become the first Canadian city to decriminalize the possession of illicit drugs in an effort to prevent increasing numbers  of overdose deaths.

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