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COVID-19 vaccination: A Powell River picture

COVID-19 vaccination: A Powell River picture

First doses administered today, physicians look forward to rollout
COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Powell River

COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Powell River

Willingdon Creek Village staff and residents first to receive shots
qathet Regional District COVID-19 funds going to reserve

qathet Regional District COVID-19 funds going to reserve

Directors will be looking at how to spend grant money
New U.K. variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Island Health region

New U.K. variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Island Health region

A new, highly transmissible COVID-19 variant that has spread across the United Kingdom has been confirmed in B.C., involving a person who lives on Vancouver Island. It is the province’s first case of a person infected with the U.K. variant.
City of Powell River to establish COVID-19 reserve fund

City of Powell River to establish COVID-19 reserve fund

Council will have a measured response in expending safe restart grant funds
Editorial: Better to receive

Editorial: Better to receive

Does anyone like getting a needle? Even those who don’t suffer from trypanophobia (extreme fear of medical procedures involving injections or hypodermic needles) are unlikely to enjoy being pierced by an ultra-sharp object, but in 2020, and into 2021
Looking to 2021: vaccines and vigilance in Powell River

Looking to 2021: vaccines and vigilance in Powell River

Holiday decorations were just one of the glimmers that brightened our community last week. A long-awaited announcement about Health Canada’s approval of the first COVID-19 vaccine has given us new hope in our struggle to end the pandemic.
Aquatic centre reopens in Powell River

Aquatic centre reopens in Powell River

Facility at recreation complex closed in March due to COVID-19
First doses of COVID-19 vaccine in B.C. to go to health, long-term care workers

First doses of COVID-19 vaccine in B.C. to go to health, long-term care workers

Long-term care and front-line workers in intensive and emergency care and COVID units will receive the initial 4,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada on Wednesday and due to arrive at two clinics in B.C. next week.
qathet Regional board wants tailored COVID-19 restrictions

qathet Regional board wants tailored COVID-19 restrictions

Current rules make it difficult for small businesses to operate, says Area C director