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Some seniors worry as pandemic restrictions ease

Some seniors worry as pandemic restrictions ease

Dr. Bonnie Henry acknowledges that some people will feel vulnerable and have to make choices to protect their health.
'Pro-choice' B.C. gym ordered to close for six months for not following COVID-19 rules

'Pro-choice' B.C. gym ordered to close for six months for not following COVID-19 rules

A Kelowna gym that refused to use vaccine passports or ask for masks contrary to health orders has been ordered to shut down.
Five COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours; hospitalizations drop

Five COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours; hospitalizations drop

Two new outbreaks in health facilities, while intensive care cases have dropped from 120 to 113.
What’s the deal with COVID-19 rapid tests? Here’s what B.C. residents should know

What’s the deal with COVID-19 rapid tests? Here’s what B.C. residents should know

Health Minister Adrian Dix outlines plans for distributing millions of rapid antigen tests for students, families and the general public
Intimidation of health worker prompts Island Health to use unmarked cars

Intimidation of health worker prompts Island Health to use unmarked cars

Premier says mistreating health workers "just not acceptable"; care provider in marked vehicle was verbally accosted last Saturday during anti-vaccine-mandate demonstration in Victoria
COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. keep drifting lower

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. keep drifting lower

Five more COVID-19 deaths raise B.C.'s pandemic death toll to 2,781.
'As normal as possible': Dr. Bonnie Henry comments on lifting B.C. school restrictions

'As normal as possible': Dr. Bonnie Henry comments on lifting B.C. school restrictions

High school graduation ceremonies on the radar as health, education officials work to return to 'more normal' by the end of the 2021/22 school year
Pandemic a learning experience, says Powell River Board of Education chairperson

Pandemic a learning experience, says Powell River Board of Education chairperson

School district has been adaptive in wake of complexities, according to Dale Lawson
Pandemic stress felt by nurses impacting patient care, study shows

Pandemic stress felt by nurses impacting patient care, study shows

Some 10,000 working B.C. nurses were asked to assess their anxiety, depression, PTSD and burnout.
'We don't want this': Health-care worker angered by anti-vaccine material left on vehicles

'We don't want this': Health-care worker angered by anti-vaccine material left on vehicles

A health-care assistant at Royal Jubilee Hospital says he felt angry when he spotted a man leaving anti-vaccine material on staff vehicles in the hospital parking lot.