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Peace Arch Hospital. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Peace Arch Hospital maternity ward to close for 3 months ‘or longer’: source

Shortage of pediatric coverage blamed for diversion of expectant mothers

  • Jan 14, 2022

 

Undated Google Maps image of Fort Langley Seniors Community at 8838 Glover Road. A COVID-19 outbreak announced on Dec. 28 was declared over on Jan. 14. (Google Maps)

COVID outbreak over at Fort Langley seniors home

Five seniors homes in the region saw their outbreaks end

 

Surrey Memorial Hospital emergency department entrance. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Fraser Health offers apology to woman who gave birth in Surrey Memorial Hospital lobby

Pawandeep Samra gave birth on her fourth visit to SMH, after being sent home three times earlier that day

 

Langley’s neighbourhoods, with darker areas indicating more COVID cases per capita. (BCCDC)

Langley sees drop in positive COVID tests

However, the number of confirmed COVID cases remains very high

Langley’s neighbourhoods, with darker areas indicating more COVID cases per capita. (BCCDC)
Langley hit a new record for confirmed COVID-19 cases, but the real number could be far higher given testing limitations. (BCCDC)

Langley approaching 1,000 COVID cases per week

Actual case numbers may be several times higher, according to health officials

Langley hit a new record for confirmed COVID-19 cases, but the real number could be far higher given testing limitations. (BCCDC)
Lisa Samms-Maxwell of Langley Lodge spoke to Dave Hassett while handing out water and popsicles Friday during high temperatures. Langley Lodge was helping locals keep cool. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Year in Review: Heat dome took toll on seniors

Almost two dozen local deaths were attributed to the heat wave

Lisa Samms-Maxwell of Langley Lodge spoke to Dave Hassett while handing out water and popsicles Friday during high temperatures. Langley Lodge was helping locals keep cool. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Memorial Hospital welcomed a baby boy at 3:06 a.m., on Jan. 1 2022.

Langley welcomed a baby boy on the New Year Day

Born at the Langley Memorial Hospital

Langley Memorial Hospital welcomed a baby boy at 3:06 a.m., on Jan. 1 2022.
The dark purple colour indicates that a city is seeing more than 20 cases per 100,000 people per day. (BCCDC)

Langley’s COVID numbers hit record high even as testing resources hit a wall

Cold weather even impeded testing locally in the past week

The dark purple colour indicates that a city is seeing more than 20 cases per 100,000 people per day. (BCCDC)
Undated Google Maps image of Fort Langley Seniors Community at 8838 Glover Road. The seniors home is one of three locations in the Fraser Valley seeing COVID outbreaks as of Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Google Maps)

COVID outbreaks hit seniors homes in Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack

Care home outbreaks had dwindled to almost nil before the Omicron wave

Undated Google Maps image of Fort Langley Seniors Community at 8838 Glover Road. The seniors home is one of three locations in the Fraser Valley seeing COVID outbreaks as of Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Google Maps)
Donors, patients, and other community members wrote holiday wishes and thank you notes. Messages of gratitude were displayed at the hospital for the staff members to read. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Memorial Hospital staff receives holiday greetings from the community

Shining Stars thank yous hang in the lobby for passersby to see

Donors, patients, and other community members wrote holiday wishes and thank you notes. Messages of gratitude were displayed at the hospital for the staff members to read. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s weekly COVID numbers more than doubled from 65 a week ago. (BCCDC)

Langley COVID cases more than double in a week

North Shore, Vancouver hit harder than Fraser Valley

Langley’s weekly COVID numbers more than doubled from 65 a week ago. (BCCDC)
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Abbotsford hospital workers receive surprise Christmas cards

Around 300 cards delivered to cars in staff parking lot thanking employees for hard work

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Langley’s COVID numbers rose very slightly from last week. (BCCDC)

COVID cases stop dropping in Langley, Surrey sees steep rise

Youth vaccinations continue to lag in Langley comapred with its neighbours

Langley’s COVID numbers rose very slightly from last week. (BCCDC)
Langley and the Lower Mainland continued to see a general decline in the number of COVID-19 cases in the last week, according to the BCCDC. (BCCDC)

Langley sees slow uptake of COVID vaccine for kids

After the first week, four per cent of Langley kids five to 11 had been vaccinated

Langley and the Lower Mainland continued to see a general decline in the number of COVID-19 cases in the last week, according to the BCCDC. (BCCDC)
Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)

School COVID exposure events decline sharply across Langley

From 22 schools to just four listed in Langley

Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley saw fewer than 100 confirmed COVID-19 cases in a week for the first time in several months. (BCCDC)

Fewer than 100 COVID cases last week in Langley

It’s been months since COVID rates this low were seen locally

Langley saw fewer than 100 confirmed COVID-19 cases in a week for the first time in several months. (BCCDC)
COVID-19 numbers are generally declining across the Lower Mainland, including in Langley. (BCCDC)

COVID-19 numbers in Langley continue steady decline

The Lower Mainland is seeing a slow reduction from the peak of the fourth wave

COVID-19 numbers are generally declining across the Lower Mainland, including in Langley. (BCCDC)
Chilliwack residents Gail and Rob Irving are puzzled why there isn’t a renal unit in the city, and with flooding cutting off Highway 1 access between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, Rob was flown west for treatment on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)

Patients cut off from dialysis treatments being flown to Abbotsford for medical care

With highway access cut off, Rob Irving and more than 20 others are in a tough spot

Chilliwack residents Gail and Rob Irving are puzzled why there isn’t a renal unit in the city, and with flooding cutting off Highway 1 access between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, Rob was flown west for treatment on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)
Langley’s COVID-19 infection rate fell for the third week in a row after peaking in mid-October, according to BCCDC data. (BCCDC)

Third week of decline for Langley’s COVID-19 numbers

Infection rates are dropping across most of the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

Langley’s COVID-19 infection rate fell for the third week in a row after peaking in mid-October, according to BCCDC data. (BCCDC)
Dr. Grace Park has worked with seniors for years, and is now working on a Community Connector programs around the Lower Mainland. (Fraser Health/Special to Langley Advance Times)

New service aims to give seniors social connections vital to health

Longer, healthier lives are linked to healthy social lives

Dr. Grace Park has worked with seniors for years, and is now working on a Community Connector programs around the Lower Mainland. (Fraser Health/Special to Langley Advance Times)