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As B.C. nears pandemic transition, it should soon 'stop counting cases,' says health official

As B.C. nears pandemic transition, it should soon 'stop counting cases,' says health official

B.C. health experts, officials reveal thoughts on winding down testing, contact tracing and isolation.
11 in B.C. die from COVID-19 in single day – most since February

11 in B.C. die from COVID-19 in single day – most since February

COVID-19 hospitalizations rise to 298 – most since May 25
Expert panel to combat vaccine hesitancy in B.C. through free online event

Expert panel to combat vaccine hesitancy in B.C. through free online event

Expert panellists can answer questions concerning vaccine hesitancy, the length of the pandemic, and more.
B.C. vaccine passport enforcement will be complaints-based

B.C. vaccine passport enforcement will be complaints-based

None of the authorities enlisted by the provincial government will be carrying out random inspections of businesses
Tourism marketers spread the word on vaccine requirements

Tourism marketers spread the word on vaccine requirements

A number of visitors are forgetting their proof of vaccination in their hotel rooms or bringing the wrong kinds of documents.
Plethora of pandemic puppies putting pressure on vets, trainers and daycares

Plethora of pandemic puppies putting pressure on vets, trainers and daycares

A puppy-purchasing boom during the COVID-19 pandemic is limiting access to veterinarians and trainers. Many are reporting a waitlist.
Experts say 'game changer' needed to inspire unvaccinated B.C. residents

Experts say 'game changer' needed to inspire unvaccinated B.C. residents

At this rate, it would take an additional two months to get everyone vaccinated...and only if they are willing to do it.
COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. at new high since May

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. at new high since May

B.C. hospitals have 291 patients fighting COVID-19 – up three from yesterday.
Seven new COVID-19 deaths push B.C. death toll to 1,873

Seven new COVID-19 deaths push B.C. death toll to 1,873

ICU wards see decline in COVID-19 patients for first time since August 25
The Mu variant is here in B.C. Here's what you need to know.

The Mu variant is here in B.C. Here's what you need to know.

Is the Mu variant as much of a risk to B.C. residents as the Delta?