More Canadians hospitalized from substance use since pandemic started, report finds

More Canadians have ended up in the hospital after using substances like opioids, alcohol and stimulants during the pandemic than they have in years past.In the first seven months of the COVID-19 pandemic (March to September 2020), as many as 81,000 Canadians required...

Judge says makeshift nightclub’s illegal gathering was a ‘crime, not a party’

A B.C. Provincial Court judge says a Vancouver man who thumbed his nose at COVID-19-related restrictions by turning his swanky downtown penthouse into a packed makeshift nightclub in January is no better than the drug dealers fuelling the deadly opioid...

Judge says host of makeshift nightclub’s illegal gathering a ‘crime, not a party’

A B.C. Provincial Court judge says a Vancouver man who thumbed his nose at COVID-19-related restrictions by turning his swanky downtown penthouse into a packed makeshift nightclub in January is no better than the drug dealers fuelling the deadly opioid...

Nurse begs B.C. residents to take pandemic seriously after tear-filled night on COVID-19 unit

A B.C. nurse is pleading with people to do a few "simple things" to get the pandemic under control after an emotionally crushing shift in the COVID-19 ward.Kendall Skuta, who works at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, posted a photo of herself...

What experts say about the COVID-19 vaccine and menstruation, mammograms and more

As Canada ramps up its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, questions continue to arise about the potential side effects reported around the world.Following reports of blood clots from the AstraZeneca-Oxford and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, many women have wondered whether they are at higher...

How a COVID-19 vaccine can (and cannot) affect menstruation, mammograms and more

As Canada ramps up its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, questions continue to arise about the potential side effects reported around the world.Following reports of blood clots from the AstraZeneca-Oxford and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, many women have wondered whether they are at higher...

Here — once again — is why B.C. isn’t planning on increasing restrictions soon

Weeks into B.C.'s third wave, with cases still around 1,000 a day and hospitalizations still increasing to new heights every day, there are some who would like the government to do more."It seems like the government is responding quite passively,"...

Racial trauma counsellors in B.C. see surge in patients amid ongoing anti-Asian hate

Ever since the Atlanta spa shootings on March 16 that killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, Angela Leong stopped walking to and from work because she was too scared to be out in public."Quite frankly, I'm scared and I don't...

Staff shortage, inadequate cleaning found at site of B.C.’s deadliest care home outbreak: report

An inspection of the long-term care home at the centre of B.C's deadliest COVID-19 outbreak found staffing and cleaning levels were inadequate as the coronavirus spread throughout the facility, a freedom of information request has revealed. View original article here...

B.C. reports record 1,013 new cases of COVID-19 and 3 more deaths

B.C. has recorded the highest single-day number of new cases of COVID-19 to date, with 1,013 confirmed cases and three more deaths. View original article here Source
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