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B.C. recorded 740 excess deaths during the heat dome heatwave that blanketed much of the Pacific Northwest at the end June 2021. New research from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows people with schizophrenia, in particular, had an increased risk of death during that period. (File photo)

People with schizophrenia had a higher risk of death during B.C.’s 2021 heat dome: study

Substance use, chronic kidney disease also increased people’s chances of dying, BCCDC finds

 

Starla Szarek celebrated her fourth birthday at B.C. Children’s Hospital on Feb. 12 as she prepares for chemotherapy treatments to begin this week. (Contributed)

Birthday girl needs a miracle: Kelowna child prepares for chemo

Starla celebrated her fourth birthday at B.C. Children’s Hopsital

 

People working in long-term care have filed the most approved COVID-19 compensation claims to WorkSafeBC since 2020, out of all the different work sectors in B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

More than 15,000 COVID compensation claims approved for B.C. workers since 2020

Vast majority of claims to WorkSafeBC come from health-care sector

 

Addilyn Emelia Radomske Booth, 23 months old, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 29. (GoFundMe)

‘She was doing fine’: Kelowna toddler dies suddenly just days after Christmas

Fundraiser started for family of Addy, who would have turned 2 in February

Addilyn Emelia Radomske Booth, 23 months old, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 29. (GoFundMe)
A bed in need of cleaning is moved in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at St. Paul’s hospital in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. may move hospital patients to free up beds ahead of projected COVID, flu surge

Up to 1,800 current patients could be switched to community care or care homes, says province

A bed in need of cleaning is moved in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at St. Paul’s hospital in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
(Black Press file photo)

279 people infected in norovirus outbreak from B.C. oysters, public health agency says

262 people in B.C. have fallen ill, as well as 15 in Ontario, 1 in Alberta and 1 in Saskatchewan

(Black Press file photo)
A man walks beside Canada’s embassy in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 17, 2018.	THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Desmond Boylan

Canada flags unexplained illnesses for overseas staff to meet ‘duty of care’

Fifteen Canadians have received a confirmed working diagnosis of ‘acquired brain injury,’ Global Affairs says.

A man walks beside Canada’s embassy in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 17, 2018.	THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Desmond Boylan
The sign taped to the front door of CIBC in Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
The sign taped to the front door of CIBC in Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)