COVID-19

November 23, 2021

BC to roll out COVID vaccine invitations for kids 5-11 starting Nov 29

The vaccine contains a lower dose specifically created for children aged 5-11, and experts recommend a minimum interval of eight weeks between the first and second doses.

November 16, 2021

Why Burnaby firefighters don’t have to be fully vaccinated while paramedics do

Mandatory testing for each unvaccinated firefighter will cost the city up to $30 a week

November 10, 2021

No vaccine mandate coming for Burnaby Schools staff

The Burnaby school board decided not to impose a COVID vaccine mandate at the district, citing consultations with Fraser Health.

November 5, 2021

Modelling shows COVID cases declining in BC even as hospitalizations remain “stubbornly” high

Modelling shows that even as cases declined in BC over the past month, the level of hospitalizations has remained steady.

October 27, 2021

BC unveils details of COVID booster shot, third dose program

The booster shot and third dose program will prioritize people who are at higher risk of severe illness.

October 20, 2021

Letter sent to Burnaby School District staff encouraging COVID-19 vaccinations

"We encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated, if they have not yet done so, as it is an important layer of protection."

October 20, 2021

BC reverses decision to cut off COVID-related care coverage for new BC residents

BC has walked back a decision to cut off COVID-related healthcare for people who are not eligible for MSP starting November 1.

October 20, 2021

BC to stop funding COVID-related care for people not eligible for MSP

Beginning Nov 1, BC’s government will stop funding COVID-related healthcare for new BC residents who aren’t yet eligible for coverage under the Medical Services Plan (MSP), Burnaby Beacon has learned. 

October 15, 2021

“Significant tragedy” at Willingdon Care Centre as COVID outbreak claims at least 10 lives

The outbreak at Willingdon Care Centre has seen at least 90 confirmed cases of COVID as of October 12 and claimed at least 10 lives.

October 12, 2021

SFU student society president calling for expanded access to COVID testing on Burnaby Mtn

SFSS president Gabe Liosis says people who don't drive face a commute of more than an hour on transit to and from their nearest testing sites.