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Serious COVID-19 cases on the rise among younger people in B.C., health officials say

An increasing number of younger people in British Columbia are becoming infected with COVID-19 and some are dying, just as vaccines are protecting older populations, the provincial health officer said Monday.

Animal breeding resumes at quarantined B.C. farms where more than 1,000 mink were killed

The Agriculture Ministry says in a statement the province's chief veterinarian Dr. Rayna Gunvaldsen has approved the resumption of breeding while the farms remain under quarantine to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.

Teachers' union points to high COVID-19 work claims as proof all students need masks

The latest WorkSafeBC data, up to March 12, shows 88 COVID-19 claims have been allowed from elementary school teachers compared with 26 from secondary schools.

Whale families bring calf along on return trip to traditional feeding grounds in B.C.

Two northern resident killer whale families brought along a baby as they returned for the first time in 20 years to their traditional winter foraging grounds in British Columbia waters.

People detained in B.C. psychiatric wards lack legal protection due to 'uniquely problematic' law: experts

B.C. legislation states that anyone with involuntary status under the law is presumed to have agreed to psychiatric treatment.

Feds provide $15M to fund 4 B.C. pilot projects looking into a safer drug supply

Four pilot projects in Vancouver and Victoria have received $15 million in federal funding to provide safer drugs for people at risk of dying from overdose.

Patient hopes Canada will introduce regulations for psychotherapy with 'magic mushrooms'

As the first terminally ill cancer patient in Canada to legally use so-called magic mushrooms to treat anxiety, Thomas Hartle is hopeful that more temporary approvals from the federal government signal a permanent regulatory regime may be in the works.

Doctors, nurses call on B.C. to routinely test surgical, emergency patients for COVID-19

Asymptomatic patients with COVID-19 are not being caught with the questionnaire patients are currently being asked to fill out.

Visiting restrictions in B.C. contribute to depression among care home residents, doctor says

The National Institute on Ageing says families in British Columbia are enduring the most restrictive visitation policies compared with long-term care homes anywhere else in the country.

Couples do Christmas online, or in person if they're 'lucky,' during Canada-U.S. border closure

Like many couples, Kaelynn Ball and Dave Hogsten will be enjoying a leisurely breakfast on Christmas Day before opening presents. In their case, they'll be watching each other prepare their own meals on a screen, as they spend hours together, while she is at home in Canada and he is in the United States.