COVID-19

Crescent Park Elementary parent Michael Bjorge raised the alarm earlier this week after learning the rapid COVID test the district sent home with his 10-year-old daughter contained potentially poisonous ingredients. The school district has since changed its policy, and now require that parents of students in kindergarten to Grade 7 pick up the kits from their child’s school. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Surrey Schools tweaks distribution of COVID antigen tests to K-7 students

Kit access limited to parents or guardians following Health Canada advisory

Crescent Park Elementary parent Michael Bjorge raised the alarm earlier this week after learning the rapid COVID test the district sent home with his 10-year-old daughter contained potentially poisonous ingredients. The school district has since changed its policy, and now require that parents of students in kindergarten to Grade 7 pick up the kits from their child’s school. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Agassiz-Harrison has recorded eight new cases of COVID-19 between Feb.13 and 18. (Screenshot/BCCDC)

Local COVID-19, vaccination rates largely unchanged this past week: BCCDC

Eight new cases have been reported in Agassiz-Harrison

Agassiz-Harrison has recorded eight new cases of COVID-19 between Feb.13 and 18. (Screenshot/BCCDC)
A Tweet by Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl on Feb. 20, 2022 received severe scrutiny as it stated an unproven claim that a single mother who donated $50 to the truck convoy protest in Ottawa had her bank account frozen. (Twitter)

UPDATE: Chilliwack-Hope MP’s Tweet about single mother having bank account frozen under scrutiny

Mark Strahl insists ‘Briane’ who donated $50 is real despite widespread skepticism on social media

A Tweet by Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl on Feb. 20, 2022 received severe scrutiny as it stated an unproven claim that a single mother who donated $50 to the truck convoy protest in Ottawa had her bank account frozen. (Twitter)
Iron Energy will not going to comply with the orders in the civil suit from Interior Health (file photo)

West Kelowna gym closes doors after Interior Health files lawsuit over COVID concerns

Iron Energy does not consent to the orders in the civil claim served by Interior Health on Feb. 15

Iron Energy will not going to comply with the orders in the civil suit from Interior Health (file photo)
The first ‘freedom convoy’ in Penticton was Jan. 29. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Journalist allegedly spat on at COVID protest along Osoyoos border sparks RCMP probe

The anti-government protests were ramped up through South Okanagan Saturday

The first ‘freedom convoy’ in Penticton was Jan. 29. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
The “3rd Lower Mainland Freedom Convoy” arrived in South Surrey Saturday (Feb. 12) after starting in Chilliwack earlier in the morning. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey RCMP investigating ‘aggressive protesters’ who swarmed media at Pacific Highway crossing

Several investigations now underway into protester behaviour

The “3rd Lower Mainland Freedom Convoy” arrived in South Surrey Saturday (Feb. 12) after starting in Chilliwack earlier in the morning. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Similar to the rest of Fraser Health, COVID-19 cases have declined for five straight weeks in Agassiz-Harrison. (Graphics/Adam Louis)

Local COVID-19 data sees infection decline for five straight weeks: BCCDC

Seven new cases of COVID-19 between Feb. 5 and 12

Similar to the rest of Fraser Health, COVID-19 cases have declined for five straight weeks in Agassiz-Harrison. (Graphics/Adam Louis)
B.C. Nurses Union president Aman Grewal. (BCNU)

‘They are tired. They are burned out.’ – B.C. Nurses Union president talks about violence against nurses

After assaults at Chilliwack General Hospital, Aman Grewal talks about abuse health-care workers face

B.C. Nurses Union president Aman Grewal. (BCNU)
A nurse draws the vaccine into a syringe at the Saskatoon Tribal Council run vaccination clinic inside SaskTel centre in Saskatoon, Sask., on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Saskatchewan has lifted its public health order that required residents to show a proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test to enter most businesses. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis
A nurse draws the vaccine into a syringe at the Saskatoon Tribal Council run vaccination clinic inside SaskTel centre in Saskatoon, Sask., on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Saskatchewan has lifted its public health order that required residents to show a proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test to enter most businesses. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis
The “3rd Lower Mainland Freedom Convoy” arrived in South Surrey Saturday (Feb. 12) after starting in Chilliwack earlier in the morning. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Pacific Highway border in South Surrey remains closed Sunday after ‘freedom convoy’

The convoy took off from Chilliwack earlier on Saturday (Feb. 12) for the third week of protest

The “3rd Lower Mainland Freedom Convoy” arrived in South Surrey Saturday (Feb. 12) after starting in Chilliwack earlier in the morning. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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LETTER: Saving hundreds from a wretched death

Ed Munro advocates for COVID-19 vaccination

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A child is caught between two parents with conflicting opinions on whether they should be vaccinated (Adobe stock)

Kelowna dad loses parental custody until son is vaccinated, judge rules

Parents have polarized opinions on the COVID-19 vaccine

A child is caught between two parents with conflicting opinions on whether they should be vaccinated (Adobe stock)
The BCCDC has recorded 12 new cases of COVID-19 in Agassiz-Harrison between Jan. 30 and Feb. 5. (Screenshot/BCCDC)

Local COVID-19 cases continue gradual decline

12 new cases reported in past week, says BCCDC

The BCCDC has recorded 12 new cases of COVID-19 in Agassiz-Harrison between Jan. 30 and Feb. 5. (Screenshot/BCCDC)
A Chilliwack man faces three counts of assault for an allegedly violent incident at the entrance to Chilliwack General Hospital on Feb. 8, 2022. (Chilliwack Progress file)

42-year-old charged after alleged violent assault at Chilliwack General Hospital Tuesday

Christopher Saunders also charged with resisting arrest after incident that injured hospital workers

A Chilliwack man faces three counts of assault for an allegedly violent incident at the entrance to Chilliwack General Hospital on Feb. 8, 2022. (Chilliwack Progress file)
A police member stands in front of trucks blocking downtown streets as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
A police member stands in front of trucks blocking downtown streets as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
A still of a video of a man being handcuffed by an RCMP officer on Sardis Elementary school grounds on Feb. 8, 2022 a day after another school parent was banned from school property for repeatedly protesting. (Facebook)

Chilliwack parent banned from elementary school property for repeated ‘intimidating’ protests

‘Your actions were intimidating and intended to be intimidating’ – Sardis Elementary principal

A still of a video of a man being handcuffed by an RCMP officer on Sardis Elementary school grounds on Feb. 8, 2022 a day after another school parent was banned from school property for repeatedly protesting. (Facebook)
Screenshot of Twitter post of a trucker accused of hit and run of cyclist in Vancouver on Feb. 6, 2022. (Twitter)

VIDEO: Chilliwack trucking company fires driver over cyclist hit-and-run caught on camera

‘We do not support or condone the actions of that driver’

Screenshot of Twitter post of a trucker accused of hit and run of cyclist in Vancouver on Feb. 6, 2022. (Twitter)
Freya Keddie holds a sign at the B.C. legislature to show her support for vaccination, amidst demonstrators against mandates. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Anti-mandate rally met with counter-demonstrators in front of B.C. legislature

Saturday’s counter-demonstration was organized on Reddit, receiving wide support from respondees

Freya Keddie holds a sign at the B.C. legislature to show her support for vaccination, amidst demonstrators against mandates. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

‘It’s official’: BC School Sports gets green light to resume tournaments

The Ministry of Education initially prevented such events from happening, amid the pandemic

BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, in Edmonton on Wednesday Nov. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Kenney set to announce end date of Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine passport next week

Alberta also to unveil a plan that will see it remove almost all restrictions by month’s end

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, in Edmonton on Wednesday Nov. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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