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BC Centre for Disease Control COVID numbers for local health authorities.

Chilliwack’s COVID case count increases slightly in latest BC Centre for Disease Control report

Chilliwack’s rise isn’t as sharp as Abbotsford, Surrey and other municipalities closer to Vancouver

 

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

Chilliwack vaccination clinic has opened at Chilliwack Mall

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

 

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’

 

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)
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 outbreak declared at Bradley Centre in Chilliwack on Dec. 4, 2020 was declared over on Feb. 11, 2021 by Fraser Health. (Fraser Health)

Fraser Health declares COVID outbreak over at Chilliwack’s Bradley Centre

Outbreak began at long-term care facility in early December when two staff members tested positive

The outbreak declared at Bradley Centre in Chilliwack on Dec. 4, 2020 was declared over on Feb. 11, 2021 by Fraser Health. (Fraser Health)
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)
The Chilliwack Local Health Area saw 119 COVID-19 cases in the week of Jan. 10 to Jan. 16, 2021. (BCCDC)

Weekly Chilliwack COVID case numbers on the decline

BCCDC reports show 119 cases last week down from 140 the week before that

The Chilliwack Local Health Area saw 119 COVID-19 cases in the week of Jan. 10 to Jan. 16, 2021. (BCCDC)
Chilliwack is still one of B.C.’s COVID hot-spots, according to the latest weekly numbers from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

Chilliwack records 140 COVID cases over seven-day period

Chilliwack’s case count per 100,000 people is among the highest in the province

Chilliwack is still one of B.C.’s COVID hot-spots, according to the latest weekly numbers from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.
(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)
Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Tabor Home in Abbotsford

Long-term care facility had 156 cases and 26 deaths since Nov. 4

Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Gillian McIntosh of Abbotsford was released from hospital on Christmas Eve – after being critically ill with COVID-19 complications for several weeks – to join her husband Dave and their two children.

Abbotsford mom who gave birth while in coma after getting COVID-19 is back home

Gillian McIntosh was able to celebrate Christmas with her family

Gillian McIntosh of Abbotsford was released from hospital on Christmas Eve – after being critically ill with COVID-19 complications for several weeks – to join her husband Dave and their two children.
The Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre is the site of a COVID-19 outbreak in a medicine unit. (Abbotsford News file photo)

COVID-19 outbreak declared in Abbotsford Regional Hospital medicine unit

Four patients have tested positive, according to Fraser Health

The Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre is the site of a COVID-19 outbreak in a medicine unit. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Andy Yoon of Abbotsford receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 24. (Photo courtesy of Fraser Health)

First long-term care resident in Fraser Health receives COVID-19 vaccine

Andy Yoon of Abbotsford received the Pfizer vaccine on Dec. 24

Andy Yoon of Abbotsford receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 24. (Photo courtesy of Fraser Health)
Kendall Skuta, an Abbotsford nurse, held up the card showing she'd been vaccinated shortly after receiving the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine on Saturday, Dec. 19. (Kendall Skuta/Special to Black Press Media)

Abbotsford nurse says vaccine returned hope

Kendall Skuta says people unsure should seek out good info to help decide

Kendall Skuta, an Abbotsford nurse, held up the card showing she'd been vaccinated shortly after receiving the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine on Saturday, Dec. 19. (Kendall Skuta/Special to Black Press Media)