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New COVID-19 cases remain elevated, as B.C. reports five new deaths

New COVID-19 cases remain elevated, as B.C. reports five new deaths

Number of people vaccinated at least once in B.C. passes 700,000.
Workers can't get fired now for taking time off to vaccinate, says B.C. government

Workers can't get fired now for taking time off to vaccinate, says B.C. government

Canada's largest private-sector union says new rules don't go far enough and workers shouldn't lose pay to get vaccinated
WHL taps Vancouver smartphone tech for four-second COVID tests

WHL taps Vancouver smartphone tech for four-second COVID tests

Eight-week study will see how Light AI’s app stacks up vs. PCR tests in the hockey league
Record number of new infections pushes B.C. past 100,000 known COVID-19 cases

Record number of new infections pushes B.C. past 100,000 known COVID-19 cases

B.C. recorded 1,013 cases in the past day, for a total of 100,048.
Maestro brings cello to entertain people in Powell River vaccination queue

Maestro brings cello to entertain people in Powell River vaccination queue

Arthur Arnold plays music for those waiting for their first dose at recreation complex
Indigenous peoples 18 years and older now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in B.C.

Indigenous peoples 18 years and older now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in B.C.

All health authorities included
London Drugs 'inundated' by vaccine booking calls, asks B.C. residents not to phone pharmacies

London Drugs 'inundated' by vaccine booking calls, asks B.C. residents not to phone pharmacies

London Drugs is offering vaccinations at three locations: North Vancouver, Coquitlam and Burnaby.
Lower Mainland residents 55-65 can get COVID-19 vaccine at local pharmacy

Lower Mainland residents 55-65 can get COVID-19 vaccine at local pharmacy

The program, a partnership between Immunize BC and community pharmacists, launches on March 31.
COVID-19 update: B.C. formally extends provincial state of emergency

COVID-19 update: B.C. formally extends provincial state of emergency

The extension comes in the wake of exponential growth in COVID-19 cases
Active COVID-19 infections in B.C. at year high, as record number of new variant cases discovered

Active COVID-19 infections in B.C. at year high, as record number of new variant cases discovered

No new deaths from COVID-19, so B.C.'s death toll stays at 1,455.