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B.C. reports second-highest daily total of new COVID-19 cases in 2021

B.C. reports second-highest daily total of new COVID-19 cases in 2021

Testing has also increased to one of the highest totals so far this year.
Henry says we could be in post-pandemic world by summer

Henry says we could be in post-pandemic world by summer

B.C.'s top doc apologizes to long-term care residents, health-care workers and others whose second doses were postponed this week.
Health Canada approves single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Health Canada approves single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine

It's the second vaccine to be approved in a week
Here is everyone who doesn't have to provide a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival to Canada

Here is everyone who doesn't have to provide a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival to Canada

Not everyone has to provide proof of a negative result for a COVID-19 test, including persons of 'national interest'
A push to give the 'family voice' real power in long-term care

A push to give the 'family voice' real power in long-term care

Informal councils, formed at facilities to advocate for residents, want true recognition and input.
Henry apologizes for ‘communications’ over second-dose cancellations

Henry apologizes for ‘communications’ over second-dose cancellations

Cancellations unfolded after B.C. changed its vaccination strategy this week
Active COVID-19 infections in B.C. rise to seven-week high

Active COVID-19 infections in B.C. rise to seven-week high

Health officials are closely monitoring 8,659 people for symptoms because of possible infections – the highest total in almost eight weeks.
Want your vaccine shot? Please take a number

Want your vaccine shot? Please take a number

Special report: How to schedule more than four million vaccinations in B.C.
B.C. casino operators unsure when they'll be able to reopen

B.C. casino operators unsure when they'll be able to reopen

Conversations with provincial health officer, WorkSafeBC and casino operators 'very positive'
B.C. residents will not be able to select their preferred version of the COVID-19 vaccine

B.C. residents will not be able to select their preferred version of the COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca was recently approved, but not recommended for 65 years and older