Fraser Health

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
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)
A previous participant runs with excitement and enthusiasm in a Run for Hope event. (Submitted)

Lace up: Run for Hope returns for 3rd year

5 KM event raises money for necessary hospital equipment purchases for Fraser Canyon Hospital

A previous participant runs with excitement and enthusiasm in a Run for Hope event. (Submitted)
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)
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)
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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A COVID-19 vaccination clinic is open every Thursday in Hope at the Legion for the age-based vaccine rollout. No appointment is necessary. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope seeing lowest vaccination rate in Fraser Health

No appointments needed to get vaccinated, Mayor Peter Robb says

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic is open every Thursday in Hope at the Legion for the age-based vaccine rollout. No appointment is necessary. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
A Big Brown Bat hanging out. Photo: Cory Olson

Fraser Health issues rabies advisory after injured bat seen at Metro Vancouver beach

Health risks from rabies are severe and preventable only with the vaccine

A Big Brown Bat hanging out. Photo: Cory Olson
A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is given to a recipient at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. Fraser Health is diverting clients away from some COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics due to extremely high temperatures in the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Some vaccine recipients to be sent elsewhere due to extreme heat in B.C.

Those attending a first-dose walk-in or a booked appointment after 12 p.m. will be sent to different sites

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is given to a recipient at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. Fraser Health is diverting clients away from some COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics due to extremely high temperatures in the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Some staff at the Fraser Health Authority outdoor COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Langley stayed in the shade with parasols during the heat wave on Saturday, June 26. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Health opens temporary vaccine clinics in Mission and Abbotsford due to heat wave

Temporary measures in place Sunday and Monday as temperatures across B.C. soar

Some staff at the Fraser Health Authority outdoor COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Langley stayed in the shade with parasols during the heat wave on Saturday, June 26. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Robin Sanford and her fiance Simon Park were married in an impromptu ceremony at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on June 16. (Submitted photo)

Mom dies day after witnessing daughter’s hospital wedding in Abbotsford

Nurses help arrange impromptu ceremony in 3 hours for bride and groom

Robin Sanford and her fiance Simon Park were married in an impromptu ceremony at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on June 16. (Submitted photo)
Audrey Inouye (right) with her two sons Kiyoshi McMillan (left) and Kaito McMillian drop off her milk to hospital volunteer Sylvia Hendel at a human milk depot on October 11, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Fraser Health appeals for breast milk after unexplained drop in donations

Give your breast milk and save newborn lives, the health authority is encouraging mothers

Audrey Inouye (right) with her two sons Kiyoshi McMillan (left) and Kaito McMillian drop off her milk to hospital volunteer Sylvia Hendel at a human milk depot on October 11, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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COVID-19 vaccinations began on Dec. 31, 2020.

Boston Bar to host COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinic Friday

Clinic will be at Boston Bar School 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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COVID-19 vaccinations began on Dec. 31, 2020.
One of the 11 new exam areas in the expanded emergency department at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Expanded emergency department opens at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

‘Timely emergency care in a modern space,’ says health minister

One of the 11 new exam areas in the expanded emergency department at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)