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The LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robot designed by Xenex Disinfection Services is in place at both Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Mission Memorial Hospital. (Submitted photo)
LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robot designed by Xenex Disinfection Services. (Contributed photo)

Germ-killing robot in action at Abbotsford and Mission hospitals

Two devices are among 14 deployed to hospitals in Fraser Health region

The LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robot designed by Xenex Disinfection Services is in place at both Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Mission Memorial Hospital. (Submitted photo)
LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robot designed by Xenex Disinfection Services. (Contributed photo)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at third Chilliwack care home in two weeks

Two staff members at Bradley Centre in Chilliwack tested positive for the virus

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Sept. 10, 2020 — In the photo is a W.L. McLeod student wearing a mask in a school bus, on his first day back-to-school. This year, due to COVID-19, students will have a different year than most. The President of B.C. Teachers’ Federation told Black Press Sept. 9, that she had a lot of mixed feeling about how ready the education system is for students to be coming back-to-school. Meanwhile, Libby Hart, Principal of W.L. Mcleod Elementary School in Vanderhoof said,” We know some of the families are still unsure, but most of our families have been great in connecting with us and talking to us.” Photos continued on Page 7. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

‘Significant’ changes coming to Fraser Health school exposure notices

Surrey superintendent tweeted there will be 3 letters sent out to a school community

Sept. 10, 2020 — In the photo is a W.L. McLeod student wearing a mask in a school bus, on his first day back-to-school. This year, due to COVID-19, students will have a different year than most. The President of B.C. Teachers’ Federation told Black Press Sept. 9, that she had a lot of mixed feeling about how ready the education system is for students to be coming back-to-school. Meanwhile, Libby Hart, Principal of W.L. Mcleod Elementary School in Vanderhoof said,” We know some of the families are still unsure, but most of our families have been great in connecting with us and talking to us.” Photos continued on Page 7. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

COVID-19 outbreaks continue at 2 Abbotsford care homes

Tabor Home and Menno Home still battling the virus

Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Mirandy Tracy, left, and Tara Kurtz are two Langley mothers who are organizing a "sick out" for Tuesday, Dec. 1 to protest COVID conditions in schools. They're calling for masks and smaller class sizes, among other things. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Politician, labour leader throw support behind student Sick Out day

Langley parents started the movement to keep kids home on Dec. 1 as a protest

Mirandy Tracy, left, and Tara Kurtz are two Langley mothers who are organizing a "sick out" for Tuesday, Dec. 1 to protest COVID conditions in schools. They're calling for masks and smaller class sizes, among other things. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

B.C.’s largest COVID-19 care-home outbreak records 19 deaths, 147 cases

Tabor Home in Abbotsford has been battling outbreak since Nov. 4

Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)

32 family members respond to Abbotsford care home’s plea for staffing help during COVID-19 outbreak

Menno Home asks for relief workers for food service, laundry and housekeeping

Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)
The baby boy born to Gillian and Dave McIntosh of Abbotsford was released from hospital on Wednesday (Nov. 25) while Gillian continues to fight for her life after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

Abbotsford mom with COVID-19 still fighting for life while newborn baby comes home

Son was delivered Nov. 10 while Gillian McIntosh was in an induced coma

The baby boy born to Gillian and Dave McIntosh of Abbotsford was released from hospital on Wednesday (Nov. 25) while Gillian continues to fight for her life after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
The COVID-19 test centre at Peace Arch Hospital is located on the building’s south side. (Tracy Holmes photo)

B.C. woman calls for consistency in COVID-19 post-test messaging

‘Could we just get one thing straight?’ asks Surrey’s Deb Antifaev

The COVID-19 test centre at Peace Arch Hospital is located on the building’s south side. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

UPDATE: Tabor Home records 16 deaths and 124 COVID-19 cases

63 per cent of residents at Abbotsford long-term-care facility have tested positive

Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Tabor Home in Abbotsford now has 107 COVID-19 cases

Long-term-care facility says some cases have fully recovered

Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Two staff members at Cottage-Worthington Pavilion in Abbotsford have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Fraser Health, while two residents have tested positive at Menno Home. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Four COVID-19 cases confirmed at two Abbotsford care homes

Fraser Health reports cases at Menno Home and Cottage-Worthington Pavilion

Two staff members at Cottage-Worthington Pavilion in Abbotsford have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Fraser Health, while two residents have tested positive at Menno Home. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Tabor Home in Abbotsford (Google Maps)

Tabor Home in Abbotsford now has 101 COVID-19 cases

42 staff and 59 residents have tested positive for the virus

Tabor Home in Abbotsford (Google Maps)
Gill and Dave McIntosh on their wedding day. (Submitted photo)

Baby delivered early while Abbotsford mom is critically ill with COVID-19

GoFundMe campaign underway to help couple with expenses

Gill and Dave McIntosh on their wedding day. (Submitted photo)
Tabor Home in Abbotsford (Google Maps)

Tabor Home in Abbotsford now has 48 cases of COVID-19

Facility reports that 26 staff and 22 residents have tested positive

Tabor Home in Abbotsford (Google Maps)
Dan Ferguson photo.

COVID-19 exposures recorded in 3 more Abbotsford schools

Clearbrook Elementary, Howe Middle, Mennonite Educational Institute record new cases

Dan Ferguson photo.
A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at the Bada Banda Singh Bahadar Sikh Society’s temple at 31631 South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)

COVID-19 exposure reported at Abbotsford Sikh temple

Fraser Health lists temple at 31631 South Fraser Way on its ‘community exposures’ list

A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at the Bada Banda Singh Bahadar Sikh Society’s temple at 31631 South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)
Students at Xtreme Talent Dance Company in Abbotsford physically distance by occupying their own square. Class sizes are also limited. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford dance studio owner dismayed about latest health order

Maureen Keyes says studios are doing everything they can to keep safe

Students at Xtreme Talent Dance Company in Abbotsford physically distance by occupying their own square. Class sizes are also limited. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Tabor Home in Abbotsford (Google Maps)

Abbotsford care home now has 22 staff and 19 residents with COVID-19

Cases have grown since Tabor Home outbreak was announced Friday

Tabor Home in Abbotsford (Google Maps)
Tabor Home in Abbotsford (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Fraser Health says 4 staff and 2 residents test positive for COVID-19 at Abbotsford care home

Fraser Health declares outbreak at Tabor Home, says ‘rapid response team’ is on site

Tabor Home in Abbotsford (Google Maps)