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.

April 14, 2021

Whistler vaccination program expands to all eligible adults 18 years of age and older living or working in Whistler

Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is now inviting all Whistler adults 18 years of age and older who have not yet been vaccinated, and who have a primary residence in Whistler or who work in the Whistler community, to book a Dose 1 COVID-19 vaccination.
April 13, 2021

Overdose Advisory: Greater Victoria

Island Health has reported an increase in overdoses in the Greater Victoria area from opioids and stimulants, increased risk with both injection and inhalation.
April 13, 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 April 27, 2021, to allow staff to take the necessary actions to keep British Columbians safe and manage immediate concerns and COVID-19 outbreaks.
April 13, 2021

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Chilliwack General Hospital; declares COVID-19 outbreak at Dufferin Care Centre

Today, Fraser Health is providing the following information about COVID-19 in our region.
April 13, 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 873 new cases, for a total of 113,702 cases in British Columbia. Due to a delay in the Public Health Reporting Data Warehouse (PHRDW) lab system, these numbers are preliminary and may be adjusted once confirmed with PHRDW data. “There are 9,756 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 16,290 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. A further 102,268 people who tested positive have recovered.
April 12, 2021

People aged 55+ invited to register for COVID-19 vaccine

A new vaccine registration schedule will provide certainty for more than 1.3 million British Columbians aged 40 and older, as B.C.’s Get Vaccinated program moves forward. A new schedule for age cohorts to register ensures people know when it is their turn:
April 12, 2021

Draw on Culture, Community and Resilience to Stay Safe Against COVID-19 Variants and Rising Cases

We have all heard the concerning news that case numbers are going back up in BC. Why is this happening now and how do we stay safe? A message from Dr. Helena Swinkels, Office of the Chief Medical Officer.
April 12, 2021

Improving access to mental health supports

IH-Wide – Interior Health’s immunization program is rolling out across the region, much to the relief of many people searching for a “light at the end of the tunnel” during the pandemic. However, stress, isolation and anxiety continue to wear on people’s mental health.
April 11, 2021

Adult residents living and working in Whistler now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination

Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) invites Whistler adults 18 years of age and older who have not yet been vaccinated, and who have a primary residence in Whistler or who work in the Whistler community, to receive a COVID-19 vaccination starting on Apr. 12, 2021 over a two-week period.
April 10, 2021

People aged 60+ can now register for COVID-19 vaccine

Nearly one million British Columbians have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The Province’s Get Vaccinated program is ramping up and is calling on everyone aged 60 and older to register.

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