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B.C. formally extends provincial state of emergency again

B.C. formally extends provincial state of emergency again

B.C. is already in the longest state of emergency in provincial history.
B.C. confirms 158 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 10,892

B.C. confirms 158 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 10,892

3,608 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
Public health doctors oppose Vancouver councillor’s mandatory mask request

Public health doctors oppose Vancouver councillor’s mandatory mask request

Sarah Kirby-Yung points out Delta, TransLink and B.C. Ferries have mandatory mask policies
Safety concerns pause trials of Vancouver-linked COVID-19 treatment

Safety concerns pause trials of Vancouver-linked COVID-19 treatment

Federal government had earmarked $175 million to support development of therapeutic antibodies being used in trials
COVID-19 infections in children rising as B.C. health officials downplay transmission risks

COVID-19 infections in children rising as B.C. health officials downplay transmission risks

In the two to four weeks following school reopenings across B.C., COVID-19 infections have spiked among children.
Fraser Health issues COVID-19 public exposure warning for Surrey building supply business

Fraser Health issues COVID-19 public exposure warning for Surrey building supply business

If you visited the location and develop any symptoms of COVID-19, you're asked to seek testing and self-isolate.
Downtown Vancouver drug injection site proposal draws mixed response

Downtown Vancouver drug injection site proposal draws mixed response

Injection site proposed for 1101 Seymour St. to replace mobile van in same block
B.C. confirms 549 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 10,734

B.C. confirms 549 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 10,734

There have been four new health-care facility outbreaks
Metro Vancouver man making 600 km trip to winterize trailer parked just over U.S. border

Metro Vancouver man making 600 km trip to winterize trailer parked just over U.S. border

And, yes, he will need to quarantine for 14 days upon his return.
These 7 new Vancouver flights were identified for possible COVID-19 exposure

These 7 new Vancouver flights were identified for possible COVID-19 exposure

Any travellers returning to B.C. are encouraged to check the BC Centre for Disease Control's website for updates about flights identified for the risk of exposure.