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.

January 22, 2021

B.C. takes next steps to protect people with COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan

British Columbians are a step closer to receiving their COVID-19 immunizations, with additional details and timelines released for the largest and most complex immunization plan to ever roll out in B.C.
January 22, 2021

B.C. launches interdisciplinary COVID-19 Care Network with three dedicated clinics

British Columbians who are recovering from COVID-19 now have access to three post-COVID-19 recovery clinics at St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH), Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), and the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre in Surrey.
January 21, 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 564 new cases, including eight epi-linked cases, for a total of 62,976 cases in British Columbia."
January 19, 2021

COVID-19 – Acropolis Manor, Prince Rupert – outbreak declared

Northern Health is implementing enhanced COVID-19 precautions at Acropolis Manor in Prince Rupert, following lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 among staff and residents.
January 19, 2021

Interior Health Big White COVID-19 community cluster update

KELOWNA – Interior Health has identified 28 additional cases of COVID-19 linked to the Big White Mountain community cluster bringing the total to 203 since the cluster was declared.
January 19, 2021

State of emergency extended to continue B.C.’s COVID-19 response

The Province of British Columbia has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act (EPA) to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response. The state of emergency is extended through the end of the day on Feb. 2, 2021, to allow staff to take the necessary actions to keep British Columbians safe and manage immediate concerns and COVID-19 outbreaks.
January 18, 2021

Caution over COVID-19 Urged During Vaccine Rollout

The news lately has been full of smiling faces and happy communities as the first slate of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines reached remote and isolated First Nations recently​. As of Jan. 12, just over 4,100 vaccines had been administered in 19 remote First Nations communities in BC. Clinics have been continuing daily and by the end of the month, more than 60 First Nations communities will have had them.
January 18, 2021

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Eagle Ridge Manor

Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Eagle Ridge Manor. One resident and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19.
January 18, 2021

Overdose Alert: Illicit Benzodiazepines or “Benzos” Contaminating Street Drugs

Illicit Benzodiazepines or “Benzos” contaminating street drugs continue to circulate in the NH region. Northern Health and the First Nations Health Authority urge residents using or considering using drugs to reconsider or take steps to prevent overdose.
January 15, 2021

Reminder: Help reduce the spread of COVID-19

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, Island Health is asking people across our region to double down on their efforts to help stop the spread of the virus. COVID-19 is in all of our communities and everyone must continue to follow the steps we know are effective in reducing the risk of transmission.

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