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COVID-19: Federal public servants face unpaid leave if unvaccinated, says government

COVID-19: Federal public servants face unpaid leave if unvaccinated, says government

Canadians 12 and older travelling via train or plane will also need to show proof of vaccination
B.C. hospital occupancy stays relatively flat in past month

B.C. hospital occupancy stays relatively flat in past month

Hospitals were far more occupied pre-pandemic
Surrey Police Service could deploy unvaccinated officers

Surrey Police Service could deploy unvaccinated officers

City’s municipal police force has yet to make a decision on COVID-19 vaccinations for officers, unlike the RCMP.
'Please be patient': Dr. Bonnie Henry addresses mixed coronavirus vaccines and travel

'Please be patient': Dr. Bonnie Henry addresses mixed coronavirus vaccines and travel

Several countries have stated that they will not allow travellers with mixed vaccines
COVID-19: B.C. firms up mandatory vax plans for provincial workers

COVID-19: B.C. firms up mandatory vax plans for provincial workers

Bureaucrats and health-care workers in assisted living, long-term care face vaccination requirements
All public service workers in B.C. must be fully vaccinated by Nov. 22

All public service workers in B.C. must be fully vaccinated by Nov. 22

All 30,000 B.C. public service workers will be required to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 22.
Call for booster shots for First Nations, as Ahousaht outbreak continues

Call for booster shots for First Nations, as Ahousaht outbreak continues

Vaccination rates in B.C. First Nations communities are lowest in the 18-to-40 age group.
Talking to a Squamish scientist about the anti-science movement

Talking to a Squamish scientist about the anti-science movement

Physicist and Quest University prof Andrew Hamilton shares his thoughts and predictions about the current mistrust of experts that has been exposed by the pandemic.
Pace of new COVID-19 infections in B.C. dips slightly

Pace of new COVID-19 infections in B.C. dips slightly

10 more die, 326 in hospital as fourth wave of pandemic continues.
Everything you need to know about COVID-19 testing travel costs for Canadians

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 testing travel costs for Canadians

Even fully vaccinated travellers will need to drop hundreds of dollars on testing.