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COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. down 40% so far in 2021

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. down 40% so far in 2021

Nine more British Columbians have lost their lives during the pandemic, for a death toll of 1,278 so far.
Powell River doctors release COVID-19 survey results

Powell River doctors release COVID-19 survey results

Physicians poll patients a second time to determine community opinion
Why does COVID-19 kill so many seniors in long-term care?

Why does COVID-19 kill so many seniors in long-term care?

A massive study seeks to answer that question. Nearly two-thirds of all COVID-19 deaths in B.C. have occurred in long-term care homes.
BCCDC identifies more potential COVID-19 exposures aboard Vancouver flights

BCCDC identifies more potential COVID-19 exposures aboard Vancouver flights

The exposures come despite restrictions on travel from Mexico and the Caribbean which went into effect last month
Pfizer and Moderna face crunch to meet March vaccine delivery deadlines

Pfizer and Moderna face crunch to meet March vaccine delivery deadlines

Manufacturers will need to deliver 3m doses in last few weeks of March to meet obligations
Coalition of First Nations sign agreements to receive detailed COVID-19 case numbers

Coalition of First Nations sign agreements to receive detailed COVID-19 case numbers

Systemic change in B.C.’s healthcare system must still occur, say First Nations
qathet Regional District designates COVID-19 funds

qathet Regional District designates COVID-19 funds

Expenditures identified for safe restart grant from the province
Powell River teachers concerned about becoming ill with COVID-19

Powell River teachers concerned about becoming ill with COVID-19

Disappointment expressed over vaccination strategy
Health ministry rejects Powell River Regional Hospital District request for COVID-19 details

Health ministry rejects Powell River Regional Hospital District request for COVID-19 details

BC’s ministry of health will not be forthcoming with detailed information about COVID-19 cases in the Powell River area.
Legions in North Island-Powell River riding receiving federal funds

Legions in North Island-Powell River riding receiving federal funds

Money will be disbursed to help organizations cope with pandemic