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The Old Yale Brewing Company’s ‘Beer for our Health Heroes and First responders’ campaign raised $1,670 for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, and a cheque was handed over on June 19, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Five-dollar beers rack up big donation for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Chilliwack brewing company had customers buy beer for health care workers, first responders

The Old Yale Brewing Company’s ‘Beer for our Health Heroes and First responders’ campaign raised $1,670 for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, and a cheque was handed over on June 19, 2020. (Submitted photo)
Fraser Health shuts down swimming in Harrison’s west lagoon due to high E. Coli levels
Fraser Health shuts down swimming in Harrison’s west lagoon due to high E. Coli levels
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Fraser Valley Health Foundation annouces fifth annual golf tourney

Proceeds will benefit medical facilites across the Valley

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A COVID-19 case has been confirmed at the Walmart at Highstreet shopping centre in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

COVID-19 case confirmed at Highstreet Walmart in Abbotsford

Fraser Health sends out letter to those who might have had contact with individual

A COVID-19 case has been confirmed at the Walmart at Highstreet shopping centre in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Resident’s daughter raises transparency concern as deaths at seniors home rise to 11

Resident’s daughter raises transparency concern as deaths at seniors home rise to 11

Resident’s daughter says communication with families has been lacking

Resident’s daughter raises transparency concern as deaths at seniors home rise to 11
Fraser Health announced that one person has died and there were eight confirmed COVID-19 cases at Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack as of May 11, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Fraser Health announced that one person has died and there were eight confirmed COVID-19 cases at Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack as of May 11, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Valley Toyota donated funds to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation on May 5, 2020. Pictured here (clockwise from bottom left) are: Dustin Scott, Sales Manager; Barbara Friesen, Controller; Michael Thomas, General Manager; Robert Beischer, Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation; Niels Larsen, Sales Manager; and Curtis Edwards, Fixed Operations Manager. (Submitted)

Donation made for Chilliwack’s newest hospital technology

Radiographic fluoroscopy will come with a total price tag of $1 million

Valley Toyota donated funds to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation on May 5, 2020. Pictured here (clockwise from bottom left) are: Dustin Scott, Sales Manager; Barbara Friesen, Controller; Michael Thomas, General Manager; Robert Beischer, Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation; Niels Larsen, Sales Manager; and Curtis Edwards, Fixed Operations Manager. (Submitted)
Fraser Health announced April 22, 2020 that a resident at Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Chilliwack care home has one confirmed COVID-19 case

Resident of Eden Care Centre is isolating at home in long-term care

Fraser Health announced April 22, 2020 that a resident at Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Evergreen Hall in Chilliwack has been functioning as an isolation facility for shelter residents or street-entrenched who are showing virus symptoms. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

Isolation centre running smoothly to separate those with mild symptoms

There have been five people in isolation since the centre opened in Chilliwack a week ago

Evergreen Hall in Chilliwack has been functioning as an isolation facility for shelter residents or street-entrenched who are showing virus symptoms. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
Fraser Health president and chief executive officer Dr. Victoria Lee (left) and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry have received a show of support from FHA doctors. (Fraser Heath/B.C. government photos)
Fraser Health president and chief executive officer Dr. Victoria Lee (left) and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry have received a show of support from FHA doctors. (Fraser Heath/B.C. government photos)
Evergreen Hall in Chilliwack, seen here on April 6, 2020, is being set up as a pandemic self isolation facility for shelter residents or street-entrenched who are showing virus symptoms. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Evergreen Hall is being set up in Chilliwack to house the homeless in self isolation

Chilliwack space is one of five facilities secured in Fraser Health region for pandemic isolation

Evergreen Hall in Chilliwack, seen here on April 6, 2020, is being set up as a pandemic self isolation facility for shelter residents or street-entrenched who are showing virus symptoms. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Chilliwack General Hospital and Fraser Canyon Hospital and other facilities made changes to visitor access guidelines. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Health officials are restricting visitor access to facilities in Chilliwack and Hope

Access rules for CGH and RCH, long-term care homes, and assisted living facilities have changed

Chilliwack General Hospital and Fraser Canyon Hospital and other facilities made changes to visitor access guidelines. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack doc tells it like it is from inside the ER

Chilliwack doc tells it like it is from inside the ER

‘Stay home. It’s working,’ says ER doctor in a Q&A discussion, ‘And please don’t worry.’

Chilliwack doc tells it like it is from inside the ER
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry listens during a news conference about the provincial response to the coronavirus, in Vancouver, on Friday, March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck.

‘We need to do more’: Fraser Health doctors send dire letter to Dr. Bonnie Henry

Letter says hospitals soon to be ‘overwhelmed,’ urges closure of all non-essential businesses

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry listens during a news conference about the provincial response to the coronavirus, in Vancouver, on Friday, March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck.
Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Black Press Media files)

Fraser Health limits hospital visitors to slow spread of COVID-19

Fraser Health was among the first health authorities in B.C. to see COVID-19 cases

Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Black Press Media files)
Families and friends run along the Vedder River Rotary Trail during the 2019 Run For Mom. The annual fundraiser for the maternity ward at Chilliwack General Hospital takes place this year on Saturday, May 9. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Time to celebrate mothers with upcoming Run for Mom fundraiser for Chilliwack maternity ward

Annual fun run fundraiser hosted by Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation is on Mother’s Day weekend

Families and friends run along the Vedder River Rotary Trail during the 2019 Run For Mom. The annual fundraiser for the maternity ward at Chilliwack General Hospital takes place this year on Saturday, May 9. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Washing your hands frequently and staying home when you’re feeling ill are far more effective than facemasks in controlling the spread of a virus.

EDITORIAL: Fraser Health needs to be transparent to fight coronavirus panic

Fraser Health and other authorities are not helping by being vague in recent communications

  • Feb 26, 2020
Washing your hands frequently and staying home when you’re feeling ill are far more effective than facemasks in controlling the spread of a virus.
Two-month-old Lucas will be in hospital for weeks after contracting meningitis. Lucas’s mother, Liz Georgelin, brought the boy to Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Jan. 27, but was sent home after a brief visit with a doctor. Submitted.

Baby with meningitis suffers stroke after being sent home from crowded Abbotsford ER

‘I thought once I got to the hospital, we’re safe,’ Maple Ridge mom says after infant nearly dies

Two-month-old Lucas will be in hospital for weeks after contracting meningitis. Lucas’s mother, Liz Georgelin, brought the boy to Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Jan. 27, but was sent home after a brief visit with a doctor. Submitted.
A resident stumbled upon needles left in a secluded area near Parksville’s recycling depot in May. (Black Press file photo)

Abbotsford lacks 24/7 service for used-needle pickup

Chilliwack has contract with private company to respond to pickup requests

A resident stumbled upon needles left in a secluded area near Parksville’s recycling depot in May. (Black Press file photo)
A homeless man from Surrey being discharged from Langley Memorial Hospital was sent via taxi to Hope’s emergency shelter, which just opened in October.                                 Hope Standard file photo

Told ‘no’ twice by local shelter, homeless Surrey man sent to Hope anyways

Deemed medically stable, patient was taxied to Hope by hospital when a spot in Surrey wasn’t located

A homeless man from Surrey being discharged from Langley Memorial Hospital was sent via taxi to Hope’s emergency shelter, which just opened in October.                                 Hope Standard file photo
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