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Back to work in the future: The when, where and how post COVID-19

Back to work in the future: The when, where and how post COVID-19

Complications abound with post-vaccination pressure for a return to the workplace
B.C. sets record for new COVID-19 cases on April 2, and again April 3

B.C. sets record for new COVID-19 cases on April 2, and again April 3

Province also sets records for new daily vaccinations in past two days.
Pharmacies to receive additional AstraZeneca vaccines after ‘overwhelming’ response

Pharmacies to receive additional AstraZeneca vaccines after ‘overwhelming’ response

Vaccine available for ages 55 to 65 at four pharmacies in Whistler, and three in Squamish
What to say to the friend, relative, or neighbour who is vaccine-hesitant?

What to say to the friend, relative, or neighbour who is vaccine-hesitant?

UVIC prof breaks down why some people believe conspiracy theories around the COVID-19 vaccine. 
B.C. pauses early COVID-19 vaccinations for essential workers ‘for now’

B.C. pauses early COVID-19 vaccinations for essential workers ‘for now’

Suspension comes amid uncertainty over status of AstraZeneca vaccine
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.
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