Fraser Health

Chilliwack residents Gail and Rob Irving are puzzled why there isn’t a renal unit in the city, forcing Rob and others who need dialysis to travel several times a week to Abbotsford. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack dialysis patient questions lack of renal unit in growing city

Rob Irving has to drive to and from Abbotsford three times a week for exhausting dialysis treatments

Chilliwack residents Gail and Rob Irving are puzzled why there isn’t a renal unit in the city, forcing Rob and others who need dialysis to travel several times a week to Abbotsford. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)
Fraser Health in mid-September declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House in South Surrey. (Google Streetview photo)

Extended quarantine ‘very grim’ for residents of B.C. retirement residence: daughter

Health authority procedures questioned after six-week COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House

Fraser Health in mid-September declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House in South Surrey. (Google Streetview photo)
Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope is closed on Oct. 20 as they fight to stay operating without a business licence. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope restaurant licence taken ‘illegally,’ business owner tells court

Rolly’s Restaurant faces BC Supreme Court after defying Fraser Health closure order

Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope is closed on Oct. 20 as they fight to stay operating without a business licence. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
PCRS official Steven Esau acting as tour guide for Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson at Traverse youth treatment facility in Chilliwack on Sept. 22, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Provincial reps tour first treatment facility for B.C. teens

First 20-bed treatment facility for teens in B.C. with both clinical and outdoor components

PCRS official Steven Esau acting as tour guide for Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson at Traverse youth treatment facility in Chilliwack on Sept. 22, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Menno Home in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)

COVID-19 outbreak at long-term care home in Abbotsford up to 33 cases

Those who are vaccinated are experiencing ‘relatively mild’ symptoms, says Menno Home

Menno Home in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)
Julia Doyle sought out the mobile clinic for her second dose of vaccine. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Second mobile vaccine bus comes to Pitt Meadows

The next Fraser Health vaccine clinic will be at the farmer’s market in Maple Ridge

Julia Doyle sought out the mobile clinic for her second dose of vaccine. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Fraser Health issued an exposure notice following several events at First Nations communities. (CDC)

COVID exposure notice issued to FN communities following sports, music events

First Nations communities in Chilliwack, Boston Bar, Kamloops and more affected

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Fraser Health issued an exposure notice following several events at First Nations communities. (CDC)
Pitt Meadows resident Thomas Barros Ribeiro, 14, displays his post-vaccination Band-Aid. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic stops in Pitt Meadows

Three people getting first jab on Tuesday said they were concerned about travelling

Pitt Meadows resident Thomas Barros Ribeiro, 14, displays his post-vaccination Band-Aid. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Early second COVID shots available for some in Fraser Health

Fraser Health said those seeking early second vaccinations can get them at 28 days

A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
After Aug. 30, anyone wanting a COVID-19 vaccine will have to travel outside the community. (The News files)

COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Maple Ridge set to close in August

Anyone in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows wanting a dose will have to travel outside community

After Aug. 30, anyone wanting a COVID-19 vaccine will have to travel outside the community. (The News files)
A Big Brown Bat hanging out. Photo: Cory Olson

Fraser Health issues rabies advisory after injured bat seen at Metro Vancouver beach

Health risks from rabies are severe and preventable only with the vaccine

A Big Brown Bat hanging out. Photo: Cory Olson
A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is given to a recipient at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. Fraser Health is diverting clients away from some COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics due to extremely high temperatures in the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Some vaccine recipients to be sent elsewhere due to extreme heat in B.C.

Those attending a first-dose walk-in or a booked appointment after 12 p.m. will be sent to different sites

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is given to a recipient at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. Fraser Health is diverting clients away from some COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics due to extremely high temperatures in the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Robin Sanford and her fiance Simon Park were married in an impromptu ceremony at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on June 16. (Submitted photo)

Mom dies day after witnessing daughter’s hospital wedding in Abbotsford

Nurses help arrange impromptu ceremony in 3 hours for bride and groom

Robin Sanford and her fiance Simon Park were married in an impromptu ceremony at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on June 16. (Submitted photo)
Audrey Inouye (right) with her two sons Kiyoshi McMillan (left) and Kaito McMillian drop off her milk to hospital volunteer Sylvia Hendel at a human milk depot on October 11, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Fraser Health appeals for breast milk after unexplained drop in donations

Give your breast milk and save newborn lives, the health authority is encouraging mothers

Audrey Inouye (right) with her two sons Kiyoshi McMillan (left) and Kaito McMillian drop off her milk to hospital volunteer Sylvia Hendel at a human milk depot on October 11, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Families and youth aged 12 and older line up for a COVID-19 vaccine at Gordon A Brown Middle School in Toronto Wednesday May 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Fraser Health using FOMO campaign to target young adult COVID-19 vaccinations

Health authority hope social media message based on fear of missing out will encourage shots

Families and youth aged 12 and older line up for a COVID-19 vaccine at Gordon A Brown Middle School in Toronto Wednesday May 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Dr. Euiseok Kim is the medical director of the new Abbotsford post-COVID-19 recovery clinic. (Submitted)

Post-COVID-19 recovery clinic opens in Abbotsford

New facility following model of first clinic which opened in Surrey

Dr. Euiseok Kim is the medical director of the new Abbotsford post-COVID-19 recovery clinic. (Submitted)
Astra Zeneca vaccine waits for injection in a Feb. 3, 2021 file photo. A Langley man has become the second B.C. resident to suffer a blood clot following an injection. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

B.C. man required emergency surgery after AstraZeneca vaccination

Shaun Mulldoon suffered ‘massive blood clot’ after jab

Astra Zeneca vaccine waits for injection in a Feb. 3, 2021 file photo. A Langley man has become the second B.C. resident to suffer a blood clot following an injection. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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People wait in line for their AstraZeneca vaccination Tuesday at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre. The drop-in clinic ran from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for people 30 years of age and older. According to a news release, the clinic was to support people who live in the ten high transmission neighbourhoods in the Fraser Health region. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Lack of clear vaccine info from B.C. officials leading to rumours, distrust: advocates

People are turning to WhatsApp and other platforms to find vaccine vacancies

People wait in line for their AstraZeneca vaccination Tuesday at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre. The drop-in clinic ran from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for people 30 years of age and older. According to a news release, the clinic was to support people who live in the ten high transmission neighbourhoods in the Fraser Health region. (Aaron Hinks photo)
The Worksafe BC order posted on the front entrance of the Langley Canadian Tire on Thursday, April 29. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Canadian Tire closed due to COVID until May 10

The store was still open Thursday evening after the order was posted

The Worksafe BC order posted on the front entrance of the Langley Canadian Tire on Thursday, April 29. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)