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Ottawa replacing wage, rent subsidies for businesses with $7.4B in 'targeted measures'

Ottawa replacing wage, rent subsidies for businesses with $7.4B in 'targeted measures'

Broader subsidy programs still set to expire this week.
Feds unveil vaccine passport for international travel

Feds unveil vaccine passport for international travel

No date yet for the launch of new vaccine passport.
Active COVID-19 infections in B.C. fall to nine-week low

Active COVID-19 infections in B.C. fall to nine-week low

Serious infections recede but another six die from the disease.
5,500 health-care workers in B.C. unvaccinated a week before mandate goes into effect

5,500 health-care workers in B.C. unvaccinated a week before mandate goes into effect

Along with the mandate for staff, visitors to acute-care settings like hospitals will have to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 26.
B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations reach new five-month high

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations reach new five-month high

B.C.'s existing and emergency hospital beds are 80.2% occupied.
COVID-19 infections amongst students, school staff declining after back-to-class surge

COVID-19 infections amongst students, school staff declining after back-to-class surge

'Very few' school-aged children have been admitted to hospital with COVID-19, says B.C.'s top doc.
Despite some capacity and movement restrictions lifting at B.C. venues soon, dancing still off the table

Despite some capacity and movement restrictions lifting at B.C. venues soon, dancing still off the table

When can we hit the dance floor and get footloose and boogie again in B.C.?
B.C. to reopen sports arenas, concerts to max capacity

B.C. to reopen sports arenas, concerts to max capacity

Patrons will need to show vaccine card for admission later this month
NDP under fire for COVID-19 booster delay; should have been given weeks ago, Liberals say

NDP under fire for COVID-19 booster delay; should have been given weeks ago, Liberals say

Ontario started giving boosters to long-term care residents in August, while Alberta began offering boosters in seniors homes on Sept. 1, and Saskatchewan on Sept. 7.
B.C. residents can now buy COVID-19 testing kits to use at home (VIDEO)

B.C. residents can now buy COVID-19 testing kits to use at home (VIDEO)

Everything you need to know about B.C.'s first do-it-yourself coronavirus-testing kits.