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Restaurants defying public health orders are 'selfish, arrogant and irresponsible': restaurant association

Restaurants defying public health orders are 'selfish, arrogant and irresponsible': restaurant association

The president of the British Columbian Restaurant and Foodservices Association says "there is no place for this type of complete disregard," following the actions of a Vancouver restaurant owner who defied B.C.'s indoor dining ban.
Tla’amin Nation announces new positive COVID-19 case

Tla’amin Nation announces new positive COVID-19 case

First nation has lab-confirmed occurrence of coronavirus
B.C. sets record for new COVID-19 cases on April 2, and again April 3

B.C. sets record for new COVID-19 cases on April 2, and again April 3

Province also sets records for new daily vaccinations in past two days.
Vancouver Coastal Health vaccination site in Powell River requires public assistance

Vancouver Coastal Health vaccination site in Powell River requires public assistance

Clinic on upper floor of recreation complex needs volunteer help
Editorial: Vaccination clinic in Powell River provides double the benefit

Editorial: Vaccination clinic in Powell River provides double the benefit

A combination of good weather outside, and socially distanced seating inside, is allowing residents in certain stages of the process to catch up, almost the way they would at one of the many festivals, sporting events or other community gatherings cancelled due to coronavirus.
What to say to the friend, relative, or neighbour who is vaccine-hesitant?

What to say to the friend, relative, or neighbour who is vaccine-hesitant?

UVIC prof breaks down why some people believe conspiracy theories around the COVID-19 vaccine. 
B.C. pauses early COVID-19 vaccinations for essential workers ‘for now’

B.C. pauses early COVID-19 vaccinations for essential workers ‘for now’

Suspension comes amid uncertainty over status of AstraZeneca vaccine
New COVID-19 cases remain elevated, as B.C. reports five new deaths

New COVID-19 cases remain elevated, as B.C. reports five new deaths

Number of people vaccinated at least once in B.C. passes 700,000.
Workers can't get fired now for taking time off to vaccinate, says B.C. government

Workers can't get fired now for taking time off to vaccinate, says B.C. government

Canada's largest private-sector union says new rules don't go far enough and workers shouldn't lose pay to get vaccinated
WHL taps Vancouver smartphone tech for four-second COVID tests

WHL taps Vancouver smartphone tech for four-second COVID tests

Eight-week study will see how Light AI’s app stacks up vs. PCR tests in the hockey league