Fraser Health

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is shown at a vaccine clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

5 new COVID vaccination clinics open up in Fraser Health with 4 more on the way

Fraser Health opens five large COVID-19 immunization clinics with four more to come

 

Runners on the Vedder River Rotary Trail during the 2019 Run For Mom. For 2021 the annual 5k fundraiser for Chilliwack General Hospital maternity has gone virtual. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Run for Mom fundraiser goes virtual over week-long period in May

‘We have a goal to raise $10,000 this year, and I don’t doubt this community will come together’

 

Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Outbreak over at Chilliwack General Hospital, announces Fraser Health

COVID-19 outbreak isolated in one unit and involved five initial people

 

The COVID-19 test centre at Peace Arch Hospital on the building’s south side. (Tracy Holmes photo)

B.C. son surprised by lack of follow-up after elderly father’s COVID-19 diagnosis

Jeff Garrad worried isolated seniors may be left to fend for themselves if they contract virus

The COVID-19 test centre at Peace Arch Hospital on the building’s south side. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Fraser Health Authority reported 44 employees of the 130,000 sq. ft. Vitrum glass manufacturing plant in Langley have tested positive for COVID-19 (Dan Ferguson/Black Press media)

COVID-19 outbreak, 44 cases reported at B.C. glass manufacturer

So far, 44 employees at Vitrum have tested positive, and the FHA has ordered vaccinations

Fraser Health Authority reported 44 employees of the 130,000 sq. ft. Vitrum glass manufacturing plant in Langley have tested positive for COVID-19 (Dan Ferguson/Black Press media)
Abbotsford Regional Hospital (Black Press file photo)

Nurse assaulted at Abbotsford hospital in same ward as 2019 dumbbell attack

‘Completely unacceptable that nurses continue to be assaulted,’ says union president

Abbotsford Regional Hospital (Black Press file photo)
Hospital outbreaks included in Fraser Health update Feb. 28, 2021. (Black Press file)

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreaks at Chilliwack General and Surrey Memorial

The medicine units are temporarily closed but ERs remain open, according to Fraser Health update

Hospital outbreaks included in Fraser Health update Feb. 28, 2021. (Black Press file)
Chilliwack Free Reformed Church on Yale Road (seen on Dec. 1, 2020), was one of three churches, including in Langley and Abbotsford, involved in the petition to the court and the injunction fight. (Black Press Media files)

UPDATED: No injunction against Fraser Valley churches holding services violating health orders

B.C.’s chief justice denied an application for an injunction Wednesday morning

Chilliwack Free Reformed Church on Yale Road (seen on Dec. 1, 2020), was one of three churches, including in Langley and Abbotsford, involved in the petition to the court and the injunction fight. (Black Press Media files)
Timothy Christian School in Chilliwack on Feb. 8, 2021. Fraser Health declared an outbreak on Feb. 13 with 35 cases connected to the independent school in Rosedale. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

35 cases at Timothy Christian prompt closure of Chilliwack independent school

Students at the school transitioned to remote learning after the school closed on Feb. 4

Timothy Christian School in Chilliwack on Feb. 8, 2021. Fraser Health declared an outbreak on Feb. 13 with 35 cases connected to the independent school in Rosedale. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The SACH Community Hub team, from left to right: Upkar Singh Tatlay, Gary Thandi, Allysha Ram, Jassy Pandher, Harman Pander. (Submitted photo)

There’s help for South Asian men wrestling with drug addiction in Surrey

South Asian deaths related to toxic drugs increased by 255 per cent between 2015 and 2018

The SACH Community Hub team, from left to right: Upkar Singh Tatlay, Gary Thandi, Allysha Ram, Jassy Pandher, Harman Pander. (Submitted photo)
Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Menno Home in Abbotsford

Long-term care home had 67 cases and 13 deaths since mid-November

Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)
(Photo by Kevin Hill)

40 cases linked to Surrey Memorial Hospital COVID-19 outbreak

Fraser Health says two death are associated with the outbreak

(Photo by Kevin Hill)
Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Tabor Home in Abbotsford

Long-term care facility had 156 cases and 26 deaths since Nov. 4

Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Gillian McIntosh of Abbotsford was released from hospital on Christmas Eve – after being critically ill with COVID-19 complications for several weeks – to join her husband Dave and their two children.

Abbotsford mom who gave birth while in coma after getting COVID-19 is back home

Gillian McIntosh was able to celebrate Christmas with her family

Gillian McIntosh of Abbotsford was released from hospital on Christmas Eve – after being critically ill with COVID-19 complications for several weeks – to join her husband Dave and their two children.
The Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre is the site of a COVID-19 outbreak in a medicine unit. (Abbotsford News file photo)

COVID-19 outbreak declared in Abbotsford Regional Hospital medicine unit

Four patients have tested positive, according to Fraser Health

The Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre is the site of a COVID-19 outbreak in a medicine unit. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Andy Yoon of Abbotsford receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 24. (Photo courtesy of Fraser Health)

Abbotsford man first long-term care resident in Fraser Health to get vaccine

Andy Yoon receives COVID-19 vaccine on Christmas Eve

Andy Yoon of Abbotsford receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 24. (Photo courtesy of Fraser Health)
The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation recently held the It’s a Wonderful Breakfast drive-thru at the White Spot on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Breakfast drive-thru raises $7,500 for Abbotsford ER expansion

It’s a Wonderful Breakfast hosted by Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation recently held the It’s a Wonderful Breakfast drive-thru at the White Spot on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
There have been no more COVID-19 cases at Tabor Home in Abbotsford since Dec. 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

No more new COVID-19 cases at Tabor Home in Abbotsford

Site hasn’t had a new case since Dec. 14 and ‘de-escalation’ process is underway

There have been no more COVID-19 cases at Tabor Home in Abbotsford since Dec. 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Chilliwack is on track to see a record number of overdose deaths in 2020 due to an ongoing supply of toxic drugs, according to the chief coroner. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

It’s shaping up to be a record year for drug overdose deaths in Fraser East

Officials urging “extreme caution” for anyone using during dual health crisis

Chilliwack is on track to see a record number of overdose deaths in 2020 due to an ongoing supply of toxic drugs, according to the chief coroner. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Angel Elias, executive director of the Mission Hospice Society, says Fraser Health is trying to take over half the beds at Christine Morrison Hospice. She has started a petition to try and prevent that from happening. / File Photo

UPDATE: Fraser Health will not occupy beds at Mission’s Christine Morrison Hospice at this time

Angel Elias, executive director of Mission Hospice Society, says the ‘fight is not over’

Angel Elias, executive director of the Mission Hospice Society, says Fraser Health is trying to take over half the beds at Christine Morrison Hospice. She has started a petition to try and prevent that from happening. / File Photo