Most Recent Alerts

We have highlighted the most recent alerts from all regions and sources in British Columbia, to ensure you have quick access to the latest public information that may affect you and your family. For food recalls, medication and product recalls, and allergy alerts issues by Government of Canada agencies, visit the Across Canada tab. For information on air quality, forest fires, food inspections, and water quality advisories, visit the In Your Area tab.

March 6, 2021

Interior Health opens COVID-19 vaccine bookings Monday

IH-Wide–Interior Health will open up its call centre on Monday for seniors to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments. On Monday, seniors aged 90 and over, and Indigenous peoples aged 65 and over, can begin booking appointments by calling 1-877-740-7747. The call centre is open seven days per week, from 7a.m. to 7p.m.
March 6, 2021

Interior Health declares COVID-19 outbreak on Kelowna General Hospital unit

KELOWNA – Interior Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on unit 5B at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH). As of Saturday morning, one patient and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19. There is no evidence of COVID-19 transmission to other areas of the hospital at this time.
March 6, 2021

Interior Health - Overdose Alert - ALL INTERIOR HEALTH COMMUNITIES

BENZODIAZEPINE ADVISORY: Description of drugs: Multiple drug samples in communities across the region have been found to contain benzodiazepines (benzos). These samples are often sold as “down”, heroin, or fentanyl - a wide range of colours and textures have been identified. The Interior Health region is seeing increased overdose activity in both rural and urban communities.
March 5, 2021

Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia: “Today, we are reporting 634 new cases, including three epi-linked cases, for a total of 83,107 cases in British Columbia.
March 5, 2021

COVID-19 exposure – Prince Rupert

Northern Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19, at North Coast Transition Society’s Crane’s Crossing shelter (1080 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert), between February 22 and 24, 2021.
March 4, 2021

Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak on one additional unit at Vancouver General Hospital

Vancouver, BC- A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared on T8B a surgical inpatient unit in the Jim Pattison Pavilion at Vancouver General Hospital as three patients have tested positive for COVID-19. This is in addition to T10C, which was placed on outbreak on Feb. 21 as well as T14G and T11D which were placed on outbreak on Feb. 23. A total of 23 patients and 19 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.
March 4, 2021

COVID-19 update for Whistler

Vancouver, BC- Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) continues to record a further decline in COVID-19 transmission in Whistler compared to previous reporting periods.
March 4, 2021

Fraser Health provides information about COVID-19 exposure at Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School

Fraser Health is working closely with Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School, an independent school in Port Coquitlam, to manage an exposure of COVID-19 at that location.
March 3, 2021

Hot Topics: Questions about COVID-19 virus variants? Here are some answers

There has been a lot in the news lately about “variants” of the COVID-19 virus, and many questions are coming in about what they are and how they will affect the pandemic situation.
March 2, 2021

Fraser Health provides information about COVID-19 school exposures

Today, Fraser Health is providing information regarding COVID-19 school exposures to variants of concern throughout our region.

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