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Meadow Park Sports Centre pressing pause on drop-ins

Meadow Park Sports Centre pressing pause on drop-ins

Bookings for squash and basketball courts, pool facilities, indoor public skating, fitness centre and in-person fitness classes will once again be reserved for passholders
COVID-19 infections in B.C. surpass 60,000, as hospitalizations fall

COVID-19 infections in B.C. surpass 60,000, as hospitalizations fall

Hospitalizations are at a three-week low; ICU residency at lowest level in seven weeks
B.C. could see 5,000 cases a day by March due to U.K. variant: SFU researcher

B.C. could see 5,000 cases a day by March due to U.K. variant: SFU researcher

By Jan. 14, four cases of the U.K. variant have been found in B.C.; researchers say as few as 20 could signal the variant is on a path to dominate the province, prompting a call to tighten border security and surveillance of returning travellers
Canada's Pfizer vaccine deliveries reduced 'for short period'

Canada's Pfizer vaccine deliveries reduced 'for short period'

Ottawa believes Pfizer will ultimately deliver committed doses by end of March
First South African COVID-19 variant found in B.C.

First South African COVID-19 variant found in B.C.

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has identified the province’s first case of the South African variant of the coronavirus, announced provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry Thursday.
B.C. seniors advocate launches review into province's deadliest outbreaks

B.C. seniors advocate launches review into province's deadliest outbreaks

B.C.’s senior advocate is launching a review into some of the most deadly COVID-19 outbreaks in the province’s long-term care sector.
Daily COVID-19 vaccinations jump as more doses arrive in B.C.

Daily COVID-19 vaccinations jump as more doses arrive in B.C.

Province vaccinates 6,315 people in one day
Here's what Vancouver Coastal Health has to say about COVID-19 transmission in schools

Here's what Vancouver Coastal Health has to say about COVID-19 transmission in schools

VCH says children are less likely to get infected with COVID-19, and are also less likely to experience severe symptoms if infected.
Ban discretionary overseas travel, says strong majority of Canadians: poll

Ban discretionary overseas travel, says strong majority of Canadians: poll

A strong majority of Canadians say the country should close its borders to discretionary travel, according to a recent poll
Province hands out almost 600 tickets for violating COVID orders

Province hands out almost 600 tickets for violating COVID orders