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B.C. government gives libraries $8-million boost for COVID relief

B.C. government gives libraries $8-million boost for COVID relief

Public libraries across B.C. will receive $8 million in COVID-19 recovery funding, Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen announced Tuesday.
Second Omicron wave has peaked: B.C. COVID-19 Modelling Group

Second Omicron wave has peaked: B.C. COVID-19 Modelling Group

“What we are seeing — which is great news — is signs that the BA.2 wave is declining."
'Managed to clean my hands enough': Dr. Bonnie Henry under fire for controversial comment

'Managed to clean my hands enough': Dr. Bonnie Henry under fire for controversial comment

British Columbians are expressing frustration with the provincial health officer for a remark she made this week.
The symptoms of COVID-19 appear to be changing. Here's what to look for

The symptoms of COVID-19 appear to be changing. Here's what to look for

More people are reporting different symptoms of the virus.
COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. highest since February

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. highest since February

Province has 46 more COVID-19 patients in hospitals than it had a week ago
COVID-19 adds ‘extra conundrum’ to transit needs

COVID-19 adds ‘extra conundrum’ to transit needs

TransLink prioritizing service levels, bus rapid transit routes and bike lanes
Nurses 'burnt out' during ongoing public health emergencies rally at legislature

Nurses 'burnt out' during ongoing public health emergencies rally at legislature

Hundreds of nurses at legislature rally as part of National Nursing Week.
Dieticians most vaccinated health professionals in B.C. but no data on nurses: Minister

Dieticians most vaccinated health professionals in B.C. but no data on nurses: Minister

Health officials say data will be made available in coming weeks
B.C. court rejects Christian elderly care facility's eviction of COVID-stricken man

B.C. court rejects Christian elderly care facility's eviction of COVID-stricken man

A man who could not clean for himself while sick with COVID-19 and isolating was evicted from a Christian care facility.
Why COVID-19 killed more in some Canadian neighbourhoods than others

Why COVID-19 killed more in some Canadian neighbourhoods than others

A Statistics Canada study found that in 2020, Canadian neighbourhoods with higher concentrations of seniors died at a rate nearly six times higher than the Canadian average; in immigrant dominated communities, the mortality rate was 2.6 times higher.