B.C. accelerates timeline for first vaccine doses, rolls out appointment system for seniors over 80

Every eligible adult in British Columbia should be able to receive a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by late July after the approval of a new vaccine and a decision to delay second doses. Health officials announced the accelerated...

Every eligible B.C. adult will be able to receive 1st dose of vaccine by end of July: province

Every eligible adult in British Columbia should be able to receive a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by late July after the approval of a new vaccine and a decision to delay second doses. Health officials announced the accelerated...

B.C. rolls out vaccine-appointment plan for seniors over 80 as province moves into Phase 2 of immunization

John Horgan will be joined by Dr. Bonnie Henry, Adrian Dix and other officials to outline the next steps in B.C.'s immunization plan, which aims to vaccinate four million people against COVID-19 by September. View original article here Source

Dr. Bonnie Henry ‘taken aback’ by fierce RCMP union criticism of her comments on police reform

B.C.'s Provincial Health Officer is diplomatically standing her ground amid fierce RCMP union criticism of comments she made on police reform.In a Thursday news conference, Dr. Bonnie Henry says she  "was taken aback by the misinterpretation" of a presentation to a special...

Vaccinate essential workers before seniors, says epidemiologist suggesting B.C. rethink its rollout plan

With the B.C. government's vaccine rollout plan now underway, an expert in virus modelling says there may be a better way to protect more people faster.The B.C. government plans to vaccinate residents against COVID-19 starting with the most elderly and...

B.C. expanding vaccine workforce as province records 559 new COVID-19 cases

British Columbia is expanding its vaccine workforce, health officials said Tuesday, as the province marked 559 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death.Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said at a news conference she has issued a public health order expanding the number...

‘No indication … we need to change,’ says B.C. as signs of a third wave increase

It's hard to think of a more concerning 48 hours in B.C.'s attempts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic since the beginning of 2021. On Sunday, the province announced that there had been a number of positive cases of faster-spreading variants in...

Young adults find careers, dreams, relationships on hold a year into COVID-19 pandemic

Manan Shah's day starts when he logs on to his computer at 1 a.m., the glow of the screen illuminating his face as he takes online classes until the sun comes up. Shah lives in Surat, a city about 300 kilometres north...

B.C. mayors say Ottawa’s plan to relax drug possession penalties not enough to help opioid crisis

Two British Columbia mayors bearing witness to the horrific impact a toxic drug supply is having on their communities are calling on Ottawa to do more than reduce penalties for drug crimes — saying bolder moves are needed to tackle a national overdose crisis...

No evidence yet of transmission after COVID-19 variants of concern found in 7 B.C. schools

In response to news that a faster-spreading COVID-19 variant first reported in the U.K. has been detected in positive cases at seven schools in B.C., health officials say they have ramped up test screenings and an increase in cases is to...
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