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By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Fraser Health warns of spread of measles in public in Chilliwack and Agassiz

  The cases of measles reported in children at a school in Chilliwack, B.C. appears to be spreading in the general communities of Chilliwack and Agassiz, according to Fraser Health officials Thursday.   Public More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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Vancouver syphilis rates ‘highest level in 30 years’, predominantly in gay community

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) announced Monday that “Syphilis rates are at epidemic proportions in the Lower Mainland”, predominately in the gay community. Darkfield More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
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Canada health officials now investigating 25 E.coli cases linked to Gort’s Gouda Cheese

In a follow up report to the E. coli O157:H7 cases linked to certain contaminated cheese products manufactured by Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
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Gort’s Cheese linked to E.coli outbreak in British Columbia

British Columbia (BC) health officials have issued a public alert today advising people not to consume cheese products from Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm of Salmon Arm as it is being linked to an outbreak of E. More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, September 8th, 2013
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British Columbia: Measles confirmed in four people, health officials urge vaccination

Fraser Health is warning all residents and health care professionals to be alert for measles after several individuals in the Fraser Health region were recently diagnosed with the disease. According to health officials, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 15th, 2013
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Canada: Fraser health officer confirms case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), says there is no outbreak

Responding to several media accounts of an outbreak of the deadly prion disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in Fraser, British Columbia (BC), Dr. Paul Van Buynder, Chief Medical Health Officer of Fraser Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 7th, 2013
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Vancouver health reports infection rates of syphilis the highest in three decades

Health officials in the western province are advising sexually active gay and bisexual men to have quarterly syphilis testing in light of the new numbers released yesterday by Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
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Angelica Spanidis charged with murder of baby, which cannot be found in Toronto as search expands to BC

A 25-year-old Toronto woman has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing her newborn baby. Staff at a local hospital contacted police on May 23 when Angelica Spanidis came in after giving birth, More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
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Elisa Lam, Missing Vancouver student, found dead in rooftop water tank of Los Angeles hotel

A body found in a large water tank on top of a downtown Los Angeles hotel on Tuesday may belong to a 21-year-old Canadian woman who went missing under suspicious circumstances while staying there late last month, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 31st, 2012
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Canada: Kinnikinnick Foods Pie Crusts recalled due to undeclared eggs

Kinnikinnick Foods brand Pie Crusts Image/CFIA Edmonton, AB company, Kinnikinnick Foods Inc. have announced a voluntary recall of certain Kinnikinnick Foods brand Pie Crusts because an ingredient, eggs, was More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, November 8th, 2012
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Ron Mackintosh, missing Canadian man, found dead in Mexico

Missing Canadian man was found dead in Mexico, allegedly tied to a tree. Ron Lloyd Mackintosh, age 64, from Vancouver Island, was discovered on Tuesday in Barra de Navidad, a small beach town north of Manzanillo. Ron More...


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