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Vaccine doses arrive in all of B.C.’s health regions

Vaccine doses arrive in all of B.C.’s health regions

So far, 3,644 people in B.C.— mostly health-care workers—have received initial vaccine shots
COVID-19 cases in B.C. 'levelling' but at a high plateau, Henry says

COVID-19 cases in B.C. 'levelling' but at a high plateau, Henry says

B.C. saw 1,667 new cases of COVID-19 infection and 41 new deaths over the last three days
B.C. churches breaking COVID-19 rules still get government tax breaks

B.C. churches breaking COVID-19 rules still get government tax breaks

The B.C. government provides churches and other religious buildings automatic statutory property tax exemptions while local municipalities may also provide additional property tax relief
2,592 B.C. frontline health-care workers have received a COVID-19 vaccine

2,592 B.C. frontline health-care workers have received a COVID-19 vaccine

So far 2,592 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine have been given to front-line health-care workers
B.C. confirms 624 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 45,400

B.C. confirms 624 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 45,400

There were 11 new COVID-19-related deaths announced Friday
1,215 British Columbians vaccinated for COVID-19 so far

1,215 British Columbians vaccinated for COVID-19 so far

Vaccination of long-term care facility residents and care workers will be 'a game-changer for us', says Dr. Bonnie Henry
21 new COVID-19 deaths pushes B.C.'s December total to 272

21 new COVID-19 deaths pushes B.C.'s December total to 272

More than 38% of all COVID-19 deaths in the province have been so far in December
Q&A: Dr. Bonnie Henry on pandemic lessons learned and her optimism for the future

Q&A: Dr. Bonnie Henry on pandemic lessons learned and her optimism for the future

Q&A: The public face of B.C.’s struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic shares lessons learned, scary surprises, and her optimism about the months ahead
B.C. care home preparations before pandemic lockdown saved lives of seniors: study

B.C. care home preparations before pandemic lockdown saved lives of seniors: study

Poor communication from provincial government, unions posed problems in keeping seniors safe
Privacy commissioner rejects First Nations’ COVID-19 data release complaint

Privacy commissioner rejects First Nations’ COVID-19 data release complaint

B.C.’s Ministry of Health doesn’t have to give three First Nations COVID-19 data on cases outside their communities, B.C.’s information and privacy commissioner ruled Dec. 17 .