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Everything B.C. residents need to know about the new U.S. travel rules regarding face masks

Everything B.C. residents need to know about the new U.S. travel rules regarding face masks

How will the rule affect flights departing Canada for the U.S.?
Is it COVID-19 or do I just have allergies? What you and your kids need to know

Is it COVID-19 or do I just have allergies? What you and your kids need to know

Alder and birch are the leading allergies for B.C. during tree pollen season.
New counting method prompts B.C. COVID-19 deaths to rise

New counting method prompts B.C. COVID-19 deaths to rise

B.C. hospitals have 364 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19
Former BC NDP government PR exec lobbying for vaccine maker

Former BC NDP government PR exec lobbying for vaccine maker

Ex-Ministry of Health communications director now working on behalf of AstraZeneca
B.C. Is Betting Wrong on COVID, Say Critics

B.C. Is Betting Wrong on COVID, Say Critics

Experts warned today that British Columbia is putting people at risk by lifting protective measures as the BA2 subvariant brings a second, unpredictable Omicron wave in the province.
Data points to pandemic’s long-term emotional impact

Data points to pandemic’s long-term emotional impact

Post-pandemic mental health needs to be continuously monitored in the workplace: advocate
Vaccination key to reducing COVID risk in B.C. schools: BCCDC report

Vaccination key to reducing COVID risk in B.C. schools: BCCDC report

But fewer than 40% of elementary-school-aged children in B.C. are fully vaccinated.
ArriveCan app remains challenge for seniors, those without smartphones

ArriveCan app remains challenge for seniors, those without smartphones

Enabling passengers to prove vaccination status using paper documents would be one way that this stress could be relieved.
As COVID-19 cases creep back up, mask mandate needed, says disease modeller

As COVID-19 cases creep back up, mask mandate needed, says disease modeller

“I would really highly ­encourage businesses to up their game and say: ‘Hey, we consider ourselves an essential service, so if you’re coming into this drugstore, if you’re coming into this grocery store, we want masks on everybody.' "
B.C. releases first weekly COVID-19 update

B.C. releases first weekly COVID-19 update

Data for deaths conflicts with previously released information.