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A part of the street is closed to traffic on Lonsdale Ave in North Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The partial street closures allow extra distance for pedestrians going past outdoor markets and restaurant patios during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. sees 9 new COVID-19 cases, one death as officials watch for new cases amid Phase Two

Number of confirmed active cases is at 244, with 37 people in hospital

A part of the street is closed to traffic on Lonsdale Ave in North Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The partial street closures allow extra distance for pedestrians going past outdoor markets and restaurant patios during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Give a Daisy Memorial Campaign, held at Kurtis’ No Frills, raised $16,520 in support of palliative care at KBRH. The foundation accepted this donation from Lee Page in memory of his late wife, Kimberly Page. Social distancing protocols were observed. (Photo submitted)

Daisy campaign raises $16,520 for cancer care in Trail

Money given to health foundation for end-0f-life care at KBRH

The Give a Daisy Memorial Campaign, held at Kurtis’ No Frills, raised $16,520 in support of palliative care at KBRH. The foundation accepted this donation from Lee Page in memory of his late wife, Kimberly Page. Social distancing protocols were observed. (Photo submitted)
Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks on pandemic response at the B.C. legislature, May 6. (B.C. government)

B.C top doc: How we test and track COVID-19

Testing for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases is a core tenet of public health.

  • May 26, 2020
Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks on pandemic response at the B.C. legislature, May 6. (B.C. government)
(Submitted photo)

Trail auxiliary aid

The donation will go toward ENT/urology care

  • May 19, 2020
(Submitted photo)
Back in 2015, the TB Vets Charitable Foundation donated $20,000 to the KBRH Health Foundation in support of a Hamilton T1 Transport Ventilator, which has been used in the Emergency Department and by the High Acuity Response Team. KBRH Respiratory Therapists and HART Team members Jon Marion (centre, left) and Dave Scott (right) were on hand with Lisa Pasin, Director of Development of the KBRH Health Foundation (left), to receive this state of the art equipment. (Submitted photo)

TB Vets launch ‘7 for 7’ fundraiser for B.C. hospitals

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital is included in the campaign for 7 new ventilators

Back in 2015, the TB Vets Charitable Foundation donated $20,000 to the KBRH Health Foundation in support of a Hamilton T1 Transport Ventilator, which has been used in the Emergency Department and by the High Acuity Response Team. KBRH Respiratory Therapists and HART Team members Jon Marion (centre, left) and Dave Scott (right) were on hand with Lisa Pasin, Director of Development of the KBRH Health Foundation (left), to receive this state of the art equipment. (Submitted photo)
B.C. is facing a huge surgical backlog due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Artur Tumasjan on Unsplash)

Scale-up to tackle backlog, says BC Health Coalition

The BC Health Coalition advocates for the public healthcare system

B.C. is facing a huge surgical backlog due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Artur Tumasjan on Unsplash)
Health coalition says use of private clinics won’t cure B.C.’s surgical backlog

Health coalition says use of private clinics won’t cure B.C.’s surgical backlog

Greater use of for-profit clinics could pull doctors and nurses away from the public system, argues BC Health Coalition

Health coalition says use of private clinics won’t cure B.C.’s surgical backlog
Cleaning with spray detergent, rubber gloves and dish cloth is the safest way to clean a surface. (BCCDC photo)

B.C. poison control officials see spike in disinfectant exposure calls amid COVID-19

BC Centre for Disease Control urging people to clean safely and not mix chemicals

Cleaning with spray detergent, rubber gloves and dish cloth is the safest way to clean a surface. (BCCDC photo)
Community Love Wall displayed in Columbia View Lodge’s central area. (Photos submitted)

Showing love for Trail in-care residents

“I couldn’t not do it,” says volunteer organizer Alison Worsfold.

Community Love Wall displayed in Columbia View Lodge’s central area. (Photos submitted)
White hearts are posted in the lobby of KBRH. (Submitted photo)

Heart-filled messages for Kootenay Boundary healthcare workers

The White Heart Project sends appreciation to frontline healthcare workers

White hearts are posted in the lobby of KBRH. (Submitted photo)
View of Teck Trail from downtown Trail. (Sheri Regnier photo)

Teck announces $20M COVID-19 Response Fund

The scope and severity … requires all of us to step up and do our part, said Teck’s Don Lindsay

View of Teck Trail from downtown Trail. (Sheri Regnier photo)
View of Teck Trail from downtown Trail. (Sheri Regnier photo)

Teck announces $20M COVID-19 Response Fund

The scope and severity … requires all of us to step up and do our part, said Teck’s Don Lindsay

View of Teck Trail from downtown Trail. (Sheri Regnier photo)
Isobel Mackenzie is British Columbia’s Seniors Advocate, monitoring and analyzing services and issues affecting seniors. (Photos submitted)

“We will come out stronger on the other side,” says BC Seniors Advocate

“COVID-19 is particularly difficult for seniors.”

  • Apr 16, 2020
Isobel Mackenzie is British Columbia’s Seniors Advocate, monitoring and analyzing services and issues affecting seniors. (Photos submitted)
All blood tests are on referral from a physician or nurse practitioner. (Unsplash photo)

Trail medical lab makes changes amid pandemic

Rossland and Salmo clinics are not seeing immunocompromised or suspect/symptomatic patients.

All blood tests are on referral from a physician or nurse practitioner. (Unsplash photo)
Trail shelter remains open amid pandemic

Trail shelter remains open amid pandemic

The emergency shelter season usually ends March 31

Trail shelter remains open amid pandemic
Susan Brown, CEO and president of Interior Health. (File)

Q&A: Interior Health CEO answers questions on COVID-19 response

Susan Brown, president and CEO of Interior Health, answers questions regarding COVID-19

Susan Brown, CEO and president of Interior Health. (File)
BC Hockey and the Vancouver Canucks are encouraging stick taps for health care workers every night at 7 p.m. (Facebook page)

BC Hockey, Vancouver Canucks encourage stick tapping to honour frontline health care workers

Families are encouraged to video themselves tapping their sticks at 7 p.m. and post to social media

BC Hockey and the Vancouver Canucks are encouraging stick taps for health care workers every night at 7 p.m. (Facebook page)
Healthcare workers on Vancouver Island have been instructed to forego the 14-day isolation period upon return from international travel. Black Press file photo

Frontline workers receiving COVID-19 isolation exemptions prompt concerns

Provincial Health Authority staff exempt from self-isolation upon return from international travel

Healthcare workers on Vancouver Island have been instructed to forego the 14-day isolation period upon return from international travel. Black Press file photo
Visitor restrictions at KBRH

Visitor restrictions at KBRH

Cities are not named wherein someone tests positive for COVID-19, unless there is a cluster

Visitor restrictions at KBRH
Pharmacists in B.C. can now authorize prescription refills and renewals amid COVID-19. (Black Press Media files)

COVID-19: Skip doc, see pharmacist for renewals

B.C. pharmacists authorized to issue prescription renewals and emergency refills

Pharmacists in B.C. can now authorize prescription refills and renewals amid COVID-19. (Black Press Media files)