Saskatchewan lab joins global effort to develop coronavirus vaccine

Saskatchewan lab joins global effort to develop coronavirus vaccine

The deadly virus, linked to central Chinese city of Wuhan, has been connected to 26 deaths

Saskatchewan lab joins global effort to develop coronavirus vaccine
Passengers wear masks as they arrive at the international arrivals area at the Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., Thursday, January 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Here’s what Canada is doing to stop the coronavirus from getting in

Health officials are monitoring multiple possible cases in Canada

Passengers wear masks as they arrive at the international arrivals area at the Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., Thursday, January 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Staff move bio-waste containers past the entrance of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a new virus are being treated, in Wuhan, China, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The number of cases of a new coronavirus from Wuhan has risen over 400 in China Chinese health authorities said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)

VIDEO: WHO says China virus not global health emergency

The decision came after Chinese authorities moved to lock down three cities on Thursday

Staff move bio-waste containers past the entrance of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a new virus are being treated, in Wuhan, China, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The number of cases of a new coronavirus from Wuhan has risen over 400 in China Chinese health authorities said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
Minister of Health Patricia Hadju speaks to media during the third and final day of the Liberal cabinet retreat at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Sudoma

One person in Vancouver being monitored for coronavirus, feds say

Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu said five or six people are being monitored in Canada

Minister of Health Patricia Hadju speaks to media during the third and final day of the Liberal cabinet retreat at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Sudoma
Lilly Canada, the company that initially made insulin widely available to the public in the 1920s, purchased Baqsimi from Quebec-based Locemia Solutions in 2015. (Baqsimi photo)

New nasal spray launched in Canada to combat hypoglycemic shock in diabetics

Baqsimi is a nasal spray contains three milligrams of glucagon

Lilly Canada, the company that initially made insulin widely available to the public in the 1920s, purchased Baqsimi from Quebec-based Locemia Solutions in 2015. (Baqsimi photo)
Langley’s Liam Visram has been named the January recipient of the Shaw BCHL Community Hero Award. (Garrett James Photography)

Langley’s Liam Visram has been named a community hero

Hockey player who has diabetes inspired a young fan with the same condition

  • Jan 21, 2020
Langley’s Liam Visram has been named the January recipient of the Shaw BCHL Community Hero Award. (Garrett James Photography)
When Bob Charron was diagnosed with Stage 2B prostate cancer, his BC Cancer oncologist quickly identified him as a prime candidate for an innovative treatment called brachytherapy - therapy that soon got his retirement plans back on track.

Improving the standard of care through brachytherapy

BC Cancer Foundation donors have played a significant role in advancing brachytherapy research

  • Jan 13, 2020
When Bob Charron was diagnosed with Stage 2B prostate cancer, his BC Cancer oncologist quickly identified him as a prime candidate for an innovative treatment called brachytherapy - therapy that soon got his retirement plans back on track.
Premier John Horgan announces that Surrey’s new hospital will be located in Cloverdale, next to KPU. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale hospital could take pressure off Langley Memorial

Fraser Health says about 20 per cent of patients at LMH are from Surrey

Premier John Horgan announces that Surrey’s new hospital will be located in Cloverdale, next to KPU. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Rates of avoidable complications after surgery, such as lung clots, are 90 per cent higher than the OECD average. (Black Press File Photo)

Canadian patients 90% more likely to face avoidable post-surgery complications: report

New numbers from the Canadian Institute for Health Information show dismal stats for patient safety

Rates of avoidable complications after surgery, such as lung clots, are 90 per cent higher than the OECD average. (Black Press File Photo)
Dr. Ana Teresa Armas Enriquez advocates for women’s health

Dr. Ana Teresa Armas Enriquez advocates for women’s health

Women’s Vita medical clinic allows doctor’s true identity to shine

  • Sep 20, 2019
Dr. Ana Teresa Armas Enriquez advocates for women’s health
Gary Hee with the thousands of signatures he’s accumulated against paid parking at hospital emergency rooms. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Hospital parking fee fight goes from Langley to PNE to Ottawa

Gary Hee is gathering signatures near the Pacific National Exhibition

Gary Hee with the thousands of signatures he’s accumulated against paid parking at hospital emergency rooms. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley kids’ lemonade stand helps charity

Langley kids’ lemonade stand helps charity

The summer camp program will help BC Childrens Hospital

Langley kids’ lemonade stand helps charity
Construction workers on the site of the new future ER. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

New Langley ER taking shape – hospital head

What can you expect from construction at LMH in the near future?

Construction workers on the site of the new future ER. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Insulin pumps are worn by diabetics to monitor blood glucose and replace manual injections. (Wikimedia Commons)

Insulin pumps to be covered for adult diabetics in B.C.

Over-25 patients can use device to replace injections

Insulin pumps are worn by diabetics to monitor blood glucose and replace manual injections. (Wikimedia Commons)
Victoria resident Eloise Patmore is appealing to the public for help in convincing Immigration Canada to reverse their decision not to grant her fiancé a visitor’s visa that would allow him to be present at the birth of their child in the first week of June. Youtube

Pregnant B.C. woman with Zika virus pleads for fiance to be let into Canada

Eloise Patmore calls Immigration Canada’s reasons for visitor visa refusal ‘outrageous’

Victoria resident Eloise Patmore is appealing to the public for help in convincing Immigration Canada to reverse their decision not to grant her fiancé a visitor’s visa that would allow him to be present at the birth of their child in the first week of June. Youtube
Langley residents could see tax hikes to cover MSP for local government

Langley residents could see tax hikes to cover MSP for local government

The school district and both municipalities are looking at the implications of the B.C. budget.

Langley residents could see tax hikes to cover MSP for local government
Marian Buechert has an original, autographed copy of A Handmaid’s Tale and is selling it to raise money to help her late son’s friend who is seriously ill. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Langley mom selling signed Handmaid’s Tale to help late son’s sick friend

Feb. 28 is Paul Chung’s last treatment of a life-saving drug and he’s terrified what the future holds.

Marian Buechert has an original, autographed copy of A Handmaid’s Tale and is selling it to raise money to help her late son’s friend who is seriously ill. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
Letter: Why are only some Langley schools worth fighting for?

Letter: Why are only some Langley schools worth fighting for?

A letter writer notes there are local schools along major roadways, not only in Walnut Grove.

  • Feb 1, 2018
Letter: Why are only some Langley schools worth fighting for?
Car club creates show in Langley to raise awareness of mental health

Car club creates show in Langley to raise awareness of mental health

When a Strong Car Club member had a mental health crisis, the rest of the club found their cause.

Car club creates show in Langley to raise awareness of mental health
Miriam Senges has taken part in Relay for Life as part of a team of family and friends.

Relay for Life speaker a true cancer warrior

The disease has hit a Langley woman four times.

  • May 29, 2017
Miriam Senges has taken part in Relay for Life as part of a team of family and friends.