Fraser Health

People wait in line for their AstraZeneca vaccination Tuesday at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre. The drop-in clinic ran from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for people 30 years of age and older. According to a news release, the clinic was to support people who live in the ten high transmission neighbourhoods in the Fraser Health region. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Lack of clear vaccine info from B.C. officials leading to rumours, distrust: advocates

People are turning to WhatsApp and other platforms to find vaccine vacancies

People wait in line for their AstraZeneca vaccination Tuesday at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre. The drop-in clinic ran from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for people 30 years of age and older. According to a news release, the clinic was to support people who live in the ten high transmission neighbourhoods in the Fraser Health region. (Aaron Hinks photo)
The Worksafe BC order posted on the front entrance of the Langley Canadian Tire on Thursday, April 29. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Canadian Tire closed due to COVID until May 10

The store was still open Thursday evening after the order was posted

The Worksafe BC order posted on the front entrance of the Langley Canadian Tire on Thursday, April 29. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
People wait in line for their AstraZeneca vaccination Tuesday at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre. The drop-in clinic ran from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for people 30 years of age and older. According to a news release, the clinic was to support people who live in the ten high transmission neighbourhoods in the Fraser Health region. (Aaron Hinks photo)
People wait in line for their AstraZeneca vaccination Tuesday at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre. The drop-in clinic ran from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for people 30 years of age and older. According to a news release, the clinic was to support people who live in the ten high transmission neighbourhoods in the Fraser Health region. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Some of the 900 people who stood in line for the first drop-in vaccination clinic held by Fraser Health at the Langley Events centre on Sunday, April 25. (Langley Advance Times file)

900 attend first drop-in vaccination clinic in Fraser Health region

More are planned for ‘high-transmission’ areas

Some of the 900 people who stood in line for the first drop-in vaccination clinic held by Fraser Health at the Langley Events centre on Sunday, April 25. (Langley Advance Times file)
A ambulance drives past the emergency entrance of Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, April 9, 2021. COVID-19 cases have been on a steady increase in the province of British Columbia over the past week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

9 Lower Mainland hospitals to postpone non-urgent surgeries as hospitalizations surge

Record number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals across B.C.

A ambulance drives past the emergency entrance of Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, April 9, 2021. COVID-19 cases have been on a steady increase in the province of British Columbia over the past week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A woman is vaccinated at a Maple Ridge clinic. (Black Press files)

Fraser Health providing priority AZ immunization for people 40+ in COVID hotspots

Six Surrey neighbourhoods, North Delta, PoCo, South Langley Township, and West Abbotsford targeted

A woman is vaccinated at a Maple Ridge clinic. (Black Press files)
Dr. Bonnie Henry – in a B.C. health order that went into effect April 12 – granted WorkSafe inspectors the power to enforce workplace closures with COVID-19 spread. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

24 workplace closures being enforced in Fraser Health under new COVID-19 order

WorkSafe inspectors the power to enforce closures if COVID-19 has spread to 3 or more employees

Dr. Bonnie Henry – in a B.C. health order that went into effect April 12 – granted WorkSafe inspectors the power to enforce workplace closures with COVID-19 spread. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is shown at a vaccine clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

5 new COVID vaccination clinics open up in Fraser Health with 4 more on the way

Fraser Health opens five large COVID-19 immunization clinics with four more to come

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is shown at a vaccine clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Runners on the Vedder River Rotary Trail during the 2019 Run For Mom. For 2021 the annual 5k fundraiser for Chilliwack General Hospital maternity has gone virtual. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Run for Mom fundraiser goes virtual over week-long period in May

‘We have a goal to raise $10,000 this year, and I don’t doubt this community will come together’

Runners on the Vedder River Rotary Trail during the 2019 Run For Mom. For 2021 the annual 5k fundraiser for Chilliwack General Hospital maternity has gone virtual. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Outbreak over at Chilliwack General Hospital, announces Fraser Health

COVID-19 outbreak isolated in one unit and involved five initial people

Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Kalena Morton of Innovative Fitness led a virtual workout on Feb. 27 for the annual Step Up 4 Cardiac Health fundraiser for Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

Step Up 4 Cardiac Health has record year, raising more than $24K

Virtual event goes toward equipment for Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Kalena Morton of Innovative Fitness led a virtual workout on Feb. 27 for the annual Step Up 4 Cardiac Health fundraiser for Abbotsford Regional Hospital.
The COVID-19 test centre at Peace Arch Hospital on the building’s south side. (Tracy Holmes photo)

B.C. son surprised by lack of follow-up after elderly father’s COVID-19 diagnosis

Jeff Garrad worried isolated seniors may be left to fend for themselves if they contract virus

The COVID-19 test centre at Peace Arch Hospital on the building’s south side. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Fraser Health Authority reported 44 employees of the 130,000 sq. ft. Vitrum glass manufacturing plant in Langley have tested positive for COVID-19 (Dan Ferguson/Black Press media)

COVID-19 outbreak, 44 cases reported at B.C. glass manufacturer

So far, 44 employees at Vitrum have tested positive, and the FHA has ordered vaccinations

Fraser Health Authority reported 44 employees of the 130,000 sq. ft. Vitrum glass manufacturing plant in Langley have tested positive for COVID-19 (Dan Ferguson/Black Press media)
Abbotsford Regional Hospital (Black Press file photo)

Nurse assaulted at Abbotsford hospital in same ward as 2019 dumbbell attack

‘Completely unacceptable that nurses continue to be assaulted,’ says union president

Abbotsford Regional Hospital (Black Press file photo)
Hospital outbreaks included in Fraser Health update Feb. 28, 2021. (Black Press file)

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreaks at Chilliwack General and Surrey Memorial

The medicine units are temporarily closed but ERs remain open, according to Fraser Health update

Hospital outbreaks included in Fraser Health update Feb. 28, 2021. (Black Press file)
Chilliwack Free Reformed Church on Yale Road (seen on Dec. 1, 2020), was one of three churches, including in Langley and Abbotsford, involved in the petition to the court and the injunction fight. (Black Press Media files)

UPDATED: No injunction against Fraser Valley churches holding services violating health orders

B.C.’s chief justice denied an application for an injunction Wednesday morning

Chilliwack Free Reformed Church on Yale Road (seen on Dec. 1, 2020), was one of three churches, including in Langley and Abbotsford, involved in the petition to the court and the injunction fight. (Black Press Media files)
Timothy Christian School in Chilliwack on Feb. 8, 2021. Fraser Health declared an outbreak on Feb. 13 with 35 cases connected to the independent school in Rosedale. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

35 cases at Timothy Christian prompt closure of Chilliwack independent school

Students at the school transitioned to remote learning after the school closed on Feb. 4

Timothy Christian School in Chilliwack on Feb. 8, 2021. Fraser Health declared an outbreak on Feb. 13 with 35 cases connected to the independent school in Rosedale. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The SACH Community Hub team, from left to right: Upkar Singh Tatlay, Gary Thandi, Allysha Ram, Jassy Pandher, Harman Pander. (Submitted photo)

There’s help for South Asian men wrestling with drug addiction in Surrey

South Asian deaths related to toxic drugs increased by 255 per cent between 2015 and 2018

The SACH Community Hub team, from left to right: Upkar Singh Tatlay, Gary Thandi, Allysha Ram, Jassy Pandher, Harman Pander. (Submitted photo)
Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Menno Home in Abbotsford

Long-term care home had 67 cases and 13 deaths since mid-November

Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)
(Photo by Kevin Hill)

40 cases linked to Surrey Memorial Hospital COVID-19 outbreak

Fraser Health says two death are associated with the outbreak

(Photo by Kevin Hill)