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I think I got Omicron — it got weird but at least I'm not in hospital

I think I got Omicron — it got weird but at least I'm not in hospital

As the Omicron strain burns through the population, COVID-19 continues to lead to some strange and hard to explain symptoms
As many as 18M more COVID-19 rapid tests could arrive in B.C. in January

As many as 18M more COVID-19 rapid tests could arrive in B.C. in January

Feds promise 140 million more COVID-19 rapid tests for provinces in January
Powell River Kings January 5 game postponed; opponent enters isolation due to COVID-19

Powell River Kings January 5 game postponed; opponent enters isolation due to COVID-19

Victoria Grizzlies hit by coronavirus health and safety protocols
UBC professor comments on threat of 'IHU' COVID-19 variant with 46 mutations

UBC professor comments on threat of 'IHU' COVID-19 variant with 46 mutations

The WHO addressed global concern about the variant in a briefing.
Active B.C. COVID-19 cases soar to record 27,106

Active B.C. COVID-19 cases soar to record 27,106

Active infections have jumped more than 30% in past four days
Long-term care residents to be allowed one social visitor once testing in place

Long-term care residents to be allowed one social visitor once testing in place

Visiting restrictions that went into effect Jan. 1 are a temporary response to rising COVID-19 cases and staff shortages, says B.C.'s top doctor.
Are COVID-19 rapid tests being hoarded in a B.C. warehouse? Dr. Bonnie Henry weighs in.

Are COVID-19 rapid tests being hoarded in a B.C. warehouse? Dr. Bonnie Henry weighs in.

"That is an urban myth," said B.C.'s top doctor.
Keeping B.C. schools open 'highest priority': Dr. Bonnie Henry

Keeping B.C. schools open 'highest priority': Dr. Bonnie Henry

Province's top doc reiterates that schools are not a major source of transmission in B.C.
Dr. Bonnie Henry wants to get out of the business of issuing public health orders

Dr. Bonnie Henry wants to get out of the business of issuing public health orders

B.C.'s top doc called public health orders 'a last resort'
Dr. Bonnie Henry warns businesses should anticipate having a third of their workforce absent

Dr. Bonnie Henry warns businesses should anticipate having a third of their workforce absent

"Our challenge across the board in the next few weeks will be dealing with high numbers of people who are off ill," she said.