BC COVID-19

COVID-19: Vaccine bookings open to all B.C. adults Sunday, Surrey adds walk-in clinics

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

British Columbia is marking another milestone in its COVID-19 vaccine rollout: As of 7 p.m. Sunday, everyone aged 18 and over will be eligible to book their jab. Anyone looking to book will need to register with the province. This comes as efforts also ramp up to increase the …

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North Vancouver driver fined for non-essential travel on Vancouver Island’s Malahat Highway

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

A North Vancouver driver was issued a ticket on Vancouver Island for violating COVID-19 restrictions against non-essential travel, RCMP have confirmed. Police said a BC RCMP Traffic Services officer stopped a vehicle on the Malahat Highway on May 1 “for more than one driving offence.” 1:51 New BC CDC …

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New BC CDC report raises more questions about travel between B.C, Alberta

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

B.C.’s government is facing renewed questions about travel restrictions at the Alberta border, amid the release of a B.C. Centre for Disease Control report warning of a high-risk of COVID-19 transmission from the neighboring province. The May 6 BC CDC report notes that Alberta’s case rate was 3.3 times …

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COVID-19: British Columbia reports 515 new cases, 2 deaths

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

B.C. recorded 515 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. The province also reported two people over the age of 80 have died from the disease, bringing the province’s COVID-19 death toll to 1,624. Of the new cases,116 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 300 were in the Fraser …

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COVID-19: B.C. opens vaccination bookings to those 18+ living in hot spots

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

B.C. health officials on Monday opened COVID-19 vaccinations to people 18 years of age and older who live in high-risk areas. Adults who were born in 2003 or earlier and live in a neighbourhood or town experiencing high rates of COVID-19 transmission can book their vaccination appointment as of …

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B.C. health officials to provide Monday COVID-19 update

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

B.C. health officials are set to provide three days of COVID-19 data on Monday afternoon. The news conference at 3 p.m. will be carried live on BC1, on our website, the Global BC Facebook page and CKNW. 4:02 The campaign for paid sick days The campaign for paid sick days During its …

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B.C. school board trustee who shared ‘offensive’ anti-mask meme to step away from duties

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

An Abbotsford school board trustee is stepping away from his duties temporarily after sharing an image on social media that compared mask-wearing to slavery. Phil Anderson shared an image on his Facebook page that showed a face mask flying from a flagpole with the caption “The flag of slavery.” …

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COVID-19: Unlicensed Kelowna, B.C., gym has door locks changed by Interior Health

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Flow Academy, a Kelowna martial arts gym, had its door locks changed as Interior Health says the gym has repeatedly violated public health orders, including a cease operation order handed down in the middle of April. “Unfortunately, we had to change their locks so they could not get into …

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‘This could be manslaughter’: Legal experts warn about hosting parties during COVID-19

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Legal experts say holding parties that lead to death from COVID-19 during the pandemic could lead to manslaughter charges. The warning follows a B.C. provincial court judge’s scathing words to a Vancouver man who turned his downtown penthouse into a party palace amid COVID-19 restrictions earlier this year. 2:44 …

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B.C. reports 697 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Another 697 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in British Columbia, along with one death. After declining over the weekend, the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 rose by 12 to 486, according to a statement issued by B.C. health officials Tuesday afternoon. The number of COVID-19 patients …

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