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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
Staying the course: Powell River's pandemic response in perspective

Staying the course: Powell River's pandemic response in perspective

How does our situation in Powell River relate to the pandemic elsewhere in the province and country? This is a question that has been top of mind for many of us. The connections are not always clear, but they are important.
City of Powell River receives provincial COVID-19 funds

City of Powell River receives provincial COVID-19 funds

BC allocates $2.9 million to support the municipal government
Powell River school district reports on positive COVID-19 test

Powell River school district reports on positive COVID-19 test

School District 47 sends out advisory; schools remain open
Adrian Raeside cartoon: Masks

Adrian Raeside cartoon: Masks

Leaders in Powell River, Tla’amin Nation, qathet Regional District ask people not to visit

Leaders in Powell River, Tla’amin Nation, qathet Regional District ask people not to visit

Emergency operations centre calls for no out of town visitors over holidays
Powell River mayor urges compliance with new provincial health regulations

Powell River mayor urges compliance with new provincial health regulations

Powell River residents were encouraged to follow provincial health regulations by City of Powell River Council members at a November 19 meeting. Mayor Dave Formosa said Dr.
Some fitness classes resume at Powell River Recreation Complex

Some fitness classes resume at Powell River Recreation Complex

City of Powell River will resume some indoor group fitness classes at Powell River Recreation Complex after provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry issued new restrictions and orders on November 19.
Editorial: False positive

Editorial: False positive

A recent false positive COVID-19 test at Henderson Elementary School resulted in two different extremes in the pandemic world.
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