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B.C. sets record for number of people in intensive care units with COVID-19

B.C. sets record for number of people in intensive care units with COVID-19

Number of cases of the Brazilian variant P.1 are exploding.
Online COVID-19 vaccine registration rolling out in B.C.

Online COVID-19 vaccine registration rolling out in B.C.

Registration by phone will also be available seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in 140 different languages.
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.