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B.C. COVID-19 deaths follow global downward trend

B.C. COVID-19 deaths follow global downward trend

B.C.'s 16 such deaths is the fewest since B.C. launched weekly data updates in April
B.C. judge sides with Dr. Bonnie Henry in 4 health order challenges

B.C. judge sides with Dr. Bonnie Henry in 4 health order challenges

The challenges came from both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals and largely deal with public gathering restrictions.
Wildfire smoke can increase risk of COVID-19, ear infections

Wildfire smoke can increase risk of COVID-19, ear infections

If you've been breathing the Metro Vancouver air for the past four days, pay attention.
B.C. court rejects woman's attempt to dismiss $5,700 COVID test fine

B.C. court rejects woman's attempt to dismiss $5,700 COVID test fine

Nora Donahue cited a lack of informed consent, a personal health privacy violation and a constitutional violation as her defence for refusing to take the test.
New B.C. COVID-19 deaths lowest in seven weeks

New B.C. COVID-19 deaths lowest in seven weeks

Those in hospital with the disease rise by 18 to 324
New COVID-19 'hazard index' launches for Canadian provinces

New COVID-19 'hazard index' launches for Canadian provinces

The online resource gathers public health information on COVID-19 and attempts to condense it as a risk assessment tool for the public.
B.C. nurse suspended for claiming COVID-19 vaccine possibly lethal

B.C. nurse suspended for claiming COVID-19 vaccine possibly lethal

The Nanaimo nurse also asked a co-worker to create falsified vaccination records, according to the BC College of Nurses and Midwives.
As students return to school, COVID-19 less of an issue among parents

As students return to school, COVID-19 less of an issue among parents

“COVID’s always going to be around,” said one parent. “The apprehension is still there but we’re much more relaxed about it now.”
B.C.’s COVID-19 fall booster campaign to begin at pharmacies in the coming days

B.C.’s COVID-19 fall booster campaign to begin at pharmacies in the coming days

About 110,000 booster shots are set to be delivered to B.C. this week.
'Glitch' causes delay in booking COVID boosters for B.C. kids

'Glitch' causes delay in booking COVID boosters for B.C. kids

Ministry of Health says invitations to book third doses are now flowing to "all eligible children" in the five-to-11 age group.