COVID-19

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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
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Black Press Media)

B.C. woman sues Ducks Unlimited after being fired over COVID-19 vaccine policy

On Oct. 1, she raised her concerns about the policy and on Oct. 14 she was fired for failing to comply

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Black Press Media)
Kent Institution. (File Photo)

Most inmates in Kent Institution outbreak have recovered

Seven remain infected as outbreak approaches its end

Kent Institution. (File Photo)
Kent Institution - Pacific Region - CSC (CNW Group/Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN)).

Prison guards deserve PCR tests, COVID hazard pay, says union for Pacific Region officers

With more than 100 correctional officers currently infected, union calls for recognition of dangers

Kent Institution - Pacific Region - CSC (CNW Group/Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN)).
Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Brad Vis speaks to demonstrators supporting the ongoing trucker protests in Ottawa on Saturday, Jan. 29. Vis would not decry all vaccine mandates but encouraged peaceful protests of said mandates. (Screenshot/YouTube)

VIDEO: ‘You’re right to be angry’: MP Brad Vis addresses mandate protesters in Mission

Vis criticizes some mandates, pledges bringing concerns to Ottawa

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Brad Vis speaks to demonstrators supporting the ongoing trucker protests in Ottawa on Saturday, Jan. 29. Vis would not decry all vaccine mandates but encouraged peaceful protests of said mandates. (Screenshot/YouTube)
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COVID-19 virus (file photo).

OPINION: How to avoid a comedy of errors

I will have been married eight years by the time October rolls…

COVID-19 virus (file photo).
Late 2021 saw the number of restaurant reservations and take-out orders in B.C. soar like there’d never been a pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

British Columbians were back to restaurants in pre-pandemic numbers in late 2021

Survey finds Labour Day weekend busier than 2019, giving operators optimism for 2022

Late 2021 saw the number of restaurant reservations and take-out orders in B.C. soar like there’d never been a pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tag Dundas has closed his studio, TNT Fitness in Abbotsford, for good due to financial pressures from COVID-19 pandemic measures. (Renee Reeves photo)

Abbotsford fitness studio closes doors permanently as COVID pandemic drags on

Sometimes the worst things in life can bring about the best things, says personal trainer

Tag Dundas has closed his studio, TNT Fitness in Abbotsford, for good due to financial pressures from COVID-19 pandemic measures. (Renee Reeves photo)
Pacific Institution is the second prison in Abbotsford to declare a COVID-19 outbreak . (Abbotsford News file photo)

Two Abbotsford prisons have total of 85 COVID-19 inmate cases

Pacific and Matsqui institutions each have more than 40 cases

Pacific Institution is the second prison in Abbotsford to declare a COVID-19 outbreak . (Abbotsford News file photo)
COVID-19 virus (file photo).

OPINION: There’s no excuse for lack of local COVID-19 data

On Jan. 14, Dr. Bonnie Henry said that because of the rapid…

COVID-19 virus (file photo).