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COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU occupancy hit new record levels in B.C.

COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU occupancy hit new record levels in B.C.

Five more people have died from the disease in the past day, raising B.C.'s death toll to 1,576
Healthy Living: We got this, part one

Healthy Living: We got this, part one

"...the internet is more than willing to fill our minds with calorie absent, contaminated food for thought... You only have to stare at the glowing screen and let everything slide down a rabbit hole of bizarre and exotic lies and ideas." ~ Robert Skender
Paid COVID-19 vaccination leave approved by B.C. government

Paid COVID-19 vaccination leave approved by B.C. government

Up to three hours of leave available for workers getting their shots
Navigating the ever-changing future of ski tourism

Navigating the ever-changing future of ski tourism

A Q&A with tourism consultant and former Destination Canada CEO Greg Klassen
London Drugs offers shelf space to restaurants impacted by COVID-19

London Drugs offers shelf space to restaurants impacted by COVID-19

Richmond-based business expands local central program to restaurants in Western Canada
COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. again rise to 500

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. again rise to 500

No new COVID-19 deaths are known to have taken place in B.C. in the past day.
Sudden COVID death of 46-year-old father at home leaves family devastated

Sudden COVID death of 46-year-old father at home leaves family devastated

Virus can turn deadly, even in young and healthy people, Delta widow warns after Handsworth grad succumbs
Dual citizen fined $3,500 upon return to Canada for not having negative COVID-19 test

Dual citizen fined $3,500 upon return to Canada for not having negative COVID-19 test

"We are running low and there are no vaccines here, so I thought I was helping everybody, the public good, in getting vaccinated."
Travel restrictions cause flood of tourism cancellations

Travel restrictions cause flood of tourism cancellations

"When it's safe to reopen again, we hope we'll see those folks rebook their trips."
Trudeau won't rule out vaccine certificates for international travellers

Trudeau won't rule out vaccine certificates for international travellers

PM won't offer timeline on when such a decision might be made