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Northern Health’s Quesnel flu clinic set to begin Nov. 1

Dr. Rakel Kling emphasized the importance of flu vaccines during a COVID-19 wave

 

Nearly all of Northern BC is dealing with a rise in COVID-19 cases. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Quesnel still in COVID-19 wave

The region almost set a new record for detected cases during the last reporting week

 

The 26 locations of the Quesnel Art Walk. An event to kick off the Quesnel Art Walk is one of multiple events cancelled in Quesnel. (Quesnel Art Walk Booklet)

Events cancelled in Quesnel due to new public health rules

Several events set for this weekend are no longer happening

 

B.C. health care worker dons personal protective equipment for infection control. Similar outfits including gowns, a mask, a face shield and gloves will be worn by workers in GR Baker’s inpatient unit. (The Canadian Press)

Quesnel COVID-19 hospital outbreak declared as cases rise in region

Outbreak of COVID-19 was declared at GR Baker Memorial Hospital on Oct. 15

B.C. health care worker dons personal protective equipment for infection control. Similar outfits including gowns, a mask, a face shield and gloves will be worn by workers in GR Baker’s inpatient unit. (The Canadian Press)
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at GR Baker Memorial Hospital. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Northern Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Quesnel hospital

GR Baker Hospital could see additional pandemic control measures

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at GR Baker Memorial Hospital. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Cases of COVID-19 remain near all-time highs in Quesnel. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

COVID-19 wave still hitting Quesnel hard

While down from all-time high numbers, the virus is still in the community in large numbers

Cases of COVID-19 remain near all-time highs in Quesnel. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
Quesnel’s COVID-19 case rate dipped in the previous reporting week, down slightly from an all-time high. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Rate of Quesnel COVID-19 cases dips from all-time high

The region experienced an all-time high for new cases and daily case rate in the previous week

Quesnel’s COVID-19 case rate dipped in the previous reporting week, down slightly from an all-time high. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George

Nine patients and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George. (Black Press Media file photo)
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COVID-19 cases and vaccination rate reaching new heights in Quesnel

Vaccination rates in Quesnel have risen two per cent in the last week

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Northern Health and the Ministry of Health are collaborating on programs to attract and retain health care professionals in northern BC. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

B.C. offers cash, housing help to tempt health care workers into moving north

The province announced $6.38 million in funding to keep health care workers in the north

Northern Health and the Ministry of Health are collaborating on programs to attract and retain health care professionals in northern BC. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
The protest lined both sides of Highway 97 in South Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Protesters against COVID-19 vaccine mandates rally in Quesnel, Williams Lake

Over 100 protestors drew honks and support from drivers along the highway

The protest lined both sides of Highway 97 in South Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
COVID-19 cases are on the rise across B.C., including in Quesnel. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

COVID-19 cases escalate in Quesnel

BC Centre for Disease Control data shows 33 cases in the local health area detected last week

COVID-19 cases are on the rise across B.C., including in Quesnel. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
There were 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 related to the outbreak. (File Photo)

COVID outbreak which resulted in Quesnel death declared over

Northern health ordered two reforestation sites closed on May 10

There were 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 related to the outbreak. (File Photo)
Nearly 100 people were immunized on the first day of Quesnel’s drive-thru COVID-19 clinic. (Northern Health Photo)

Quesnel drive-thru vaccine clinic extended to June 18

The clinic at West Fraser Timber Park has been a success according to Northern Health

Nearly 100 people were immunized on the first day of Quesnel’s drive-thru COVID-19 clinic. (Northern Health Photo)
Alberta resident Rocky Whitford was found dead inside a GR Baker Hospital bathroom due to an apparent suicide on May 13. (Submitted Photo)

Widow of man in mental health distress questions Quesnel hospital protocol

Warning: This story contains details about suicide that may be distressing.

Alberta resident Rocky Whitford was found dead inside a GR Baker Hospital bathroom due to an apparent suicide on May 13. (Submitted Photo)
Syringes are readied at a COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic. Northern health is planning a drive-thru clinic for Quesnel at West Fraser Timber Park. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Drive-thru vaccine clinics now planned for West Fraser Timber Park

The clinics were first announced for the Maple Park Mall parking lot

Syringes are readied at a COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic. Northern health is planning a drive-thru clinic for Quesnel at West Fraser Timber Park. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)
12-year-old Ehlana Williams was immunized on Friday, May 28. She attends Red Bluff Elementary. (Northern Health submitted photo)

Quesnel Red Bluff Elementary student first 12-year-old to be vaccinated

Ehlana Williams is encouraging everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible

  • May 28, 2021
12-year-old Ehlana Williams was immunized on Friday, May 28. She attends Red Bluff Elementary. (Northern Health submitted photo)
A worker at a Quesnel-based reforestation company has died due to COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Worker dies after COVID-19 outbreak at Quesnel reforestation companies

Two companies have been closed due to COVID-19 outbreaks within their workforce

A worker at a Quesnel-based reforestation company has died due to COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
A Nisga’a woman is planning legal action against Northern Health, alleging racism and malpractice at the University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)

Indigenous woman plans to file lawsuit against Northern Health citing racism

Kristy White alleges racism, malpractice at Prince George hospital that left her child with brain damage

A Nisga’a woman is planning legal action against Northern Health, alleging racism and malpractice at the University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)
Lori Weseen gives a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to William Lindstrom. Lindstrom was the first person immunized at the new clinic inside Arena 2 in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

‘We answer the call,’ Quesnel nurse one of many making pandemic switch

Vanessa Salmons is helping lead vaccination efforts in Quesnel

Lori Weseen gives a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to William Lindstrom. Lindstrom was the first person immunized at the new clinic inside Arena 2 in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)