Fraser Health

Santa hands out drinks during the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s It’s a Wonderful Breakfast fundraising campaign in Abbotsford. The Hope event has been moved to Dec. 13. (FVHCF photo)

Breakfast sandwich fundraiser draws in $7,700 for Fraser Valley hospitals

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation still have one more fundraiser planned for Hope

 

Chilliwack residents Gail and Rob Irving are puzzled why there isn’t a renal unit in the city, and with flooding cutting off Highway 1 access between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, Rob was flown west for treatment on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack residents being flown to Abbotsford for dialysis treatment

With highway access cut off, Rob Irving and more than 20 others are in a tough spot

 

Chilliwack residents Gail and Rob Irving are puzzled why there isn’t a renal unit in the city, forcing Rob and others who need dialysis to travel several times a week to Abbotsford. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack dialysis patient questions lack of renal unit in growing city

Rob Irving has to drive to and from Abbotsford three times a week for exhausting dialysis treatments

 

Five patients have tested positive for COVID-19 after an outbreak in a medicine unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (File photo)

Five patients at Abbotsford Regional Hospital test positive for COVID-19

Fraser Health says outbreak is limited to a medicine unit; emergency department remains open

Five patients have tested positive for COVID-19 after an outbreak in a medicine unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (File photo)
Fraser Health in mid-September declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House in South Surrey. (Google Streetview photo)

Extended quarantine ‘very grim’ for residents of B.C. retirement residence: daughter

Health authority procedures questioned after six-week COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House

Fraser Health in mid-September declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House in South Surrey. (Google Streetview photo)
Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope is closed on Oct. 20 as they fight to stay operating without a business licence. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope restaurant licence taken ‘illegally,’ business owner tells court

Rolly’s Restaurant faces BC Supreme Court after defying Fraser Health closure order

Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope is closed on Oct. 20 as they fight to stay operating without a business licence. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Fraser Health is holding walk-in clinic at Chilliwack Mall Oct. 20. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Vaccination clinic coming to Chilliwack Mall in revival of walk-in Wednesday

First, second, and third doses will be administered to those eligible, no appointment needed

Fraser Health is holding walk-in clinic at Chilliwack Mall Oct. 20. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The dark purple represents over 20 new daily cases per 100,000. Chilliwack had the worst rate in the Lower Mainland from Sept 28. to Oct. 4, with 38 daily cases per 100,000.

BCCDC: Eastern Fraser Valley cases remain high, Chilliwack infections continue to spike

Vaccination rates remain lowest in Lower Mainland, but slowly increasing

The dark purple represents over 20 new daily cases per 100,000. Chilliwack had the worst rate in the Lower Mainland from Sept 28. to Oct. 4, with 38 daily cases per 100,000.
PCRS official Steven Esau acting as tour guide for Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson at Traverse youth treatment facility in Chilliwack on Sept. 22, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Provincial reps tour unique youth treatment facility in Chilliwack

It’s first 20-bed treatment facility for teens in B.C. with both clinical and outdoor components

PCRS official Steven Esau acting as tour guide for Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson at Traverse youth treatment facility in Chilliwack on Sept. 22, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
A COVID outbreak at Chilliwack’s Heritage Village residential care home has been declared over by Fraser Health. (Google Earth photo)

Fraser Health declares COVID outbreak at Chilliwack care home to be over

The outbreak happened at Heritage Village on Topaz Drive

A COVID outbreak at Chilliwack’s Heritage Village residential care home has been declared over by Fraser Health. (Google Earth photo)
Menno Home in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)

UPDATE: COVID-19 outbreak at Menno Home in Abbotsford up to 34 cases

Those who are vaccinated are experiencing ‘relatively mild’ symptoms, says care home

Menno Home in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Fraser Health issued an exposure notice following several events at First Nations communities. (CDC)

COVID exposure notice issued to FN communities following sports, music events

First Nations communities in Chilliwack, Boston Bar, Kamloops and more affected

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Fraser Health issued an exposure notice following several events at First Nations communities. (CDC)
Two-year-old Lennox Douglas cools off at Cheam Centre Spray Park on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 on a blistering hot day in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Extreme heat once again hitting the Lower Mainland

Pet-friendly cooling centres open in Chilliwack for duration of extreme heat alert

Two-year-old Lennox Douglas cools off at Cheam Centre Spray Park on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 on a blistering hot day in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Early second COVID shots available for some in Fraser Health

Fraser Health said those seeking early second vaccinations can get them at 28 days

A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Fraser Health moves to new ‘vaccine hub model’ for COVID-19 shots

Some community clinics closing as health authority sees improvements in vaccination rates

Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cooling centres opening in Chilliwack to help folks beat the heat

Days and nights of high temperatures can pose risk of heat-related illness, say health officials

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)
Telephone townhalls on COVID-19 vaccines will be held in Fraser Valley communities. (Black Press file photo)

Telephone townhalls set for residents to ask questions and learn about vaccines

4 Fraser Valley communities get to interact with panel of health experts during ‘Telephone Townhalls’

Telephone townhalls on COVID-19 vaccines will be held in Fraser Valley communities. (Black Press file photo)
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New slo-pitch tournament to support Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s work

Health Care Heroes Slo-Pitch Tournament planned for Abbotsford in September

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COVID-19 vaccine clinics continue. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media)

Vaccination clinic outside Chilliwack Walmart on Wednesday

Fraser Health holding this immunization clinic with the First Nations Health Authority

COVID-19 vaccine clinics continue. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media)
Vaccinations underway. (Black Press file photo)

Vaccine clinics trying to reach under-40 crowd ‘where they’re at’ in Chilliwack

Walk-in clinic Friday on Main Beach at Cultus, more coming next week like DT Chilliwack market

Vaccinations underway. (Black Press file photo)