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Dr. Bonnie Henry comments on why she isn't pushing N95 masks in wake of surging COVID-19 cases

Dr. Bonnie Henry comments on why she isn't pushing N95 masks in wake of surging COVID-19 cases

Experts say they help curb the spread of the Omicron variant.
B.C. schools ready to open on Monday, despite rising COVID-19 case counts

B.C. schools ready to open on Monday, despite rising COVID-19 case counts

Despite record numbers of new daily cases, school “is the best place for children to be,” says provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.
Dr. Bonnie Henry orders all B.C. businesses to have a COVID-19 safety plan

Dr. Bonnie Henry orders all B.C. businesses to have a COVID-19 safety plan

Order does not apply to child care, K-12 schools or post-secondary education
It's time to talk about mandatory vaccinations, says Canada's health minister

It's time to talk about mandatory vaccinations, says Canada's health minister

Jean-Yves Duclos says the decision will ultimately be up to the provinces and territories
Health-care workers at COVID-19 testing sites intimidated and threatened, officials say

Health-care workers at COVID-19 testing sites intimidated and threatened, officials say

Intimidating workers and impeding services at testing facilities is illegal, and threats and aggressive behaviour will be reported to police, say provincial officials
Petition calls on Premier John Horgan to get rapid COVID-19 tests into B.C. homes

Petition calls on Premier John Horgan to get rapid COVID-19 tests into B.C. homes

"The Omicron variant is here now, and COVID-19 cases are rising by the day," reads the petition.
Why do some COVID-19 travel tests in B.C. cost double the price of those in Ontario and Alberta?

Why do some COVID-19 travel tests in B.C. cost double the price of those in Ontario and Alberta?

In Alberta some cost as little as $31.50.
Vaccinated, unvaccinated both catching COVID-19 in B.C. but with different outcomes

Vaccinated, unvaccinated both catching COVID-19 in B.C. but with different outcomes

Active infections reach new record high of 31,817.
How the COVID-19 pandemic has affected abortion care in Canada

How the COVID-19 pandemic has affected abortion care in Canada

Pandemic-related travel restrictions and facility closures initially jeopardized access to abortions, but the pandemic has also become a catalyst for more accessible ways to deliver abortion care
What happens after you've recovered from COVID-19 and need to travel?

What happens after you've recovered from COVID-19 and need to travel?

A positive test can be used after you've recovered and are symptom-free.