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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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B.C. 19-year-old hospitalized with rare COVID-linked syndrome usually found in kids

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

Zoe Olson might be a record holder, but it’s not a status she’s particularly thrilled about. The 19-year-old from Maple Ridge was hospitalized with multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents (MIS-C), a rare complex of symptoms linked to COVID-19 in youth. Her doctors say the teen, who described …

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Labour groups launch boycott of 2 B.C. hotels over pandemic firings

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

The heavyweights of B.C.’s labour movement are launching a boycott of a pair of hotels they say are using the COVID-19 pandemic to attack workers rights. The BC Federation of Labour and the BC Government Employees and Services Union say they’ll pull their business, worth millions of dollars per …

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COVID-19: B.C. reports fewer than 500 new cases for 1st time since mid-March

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

British Columbia reported fewer than 500 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in nearly two months on Friday. In a written statement, health officials reported 494 new cases and two additional deaths. The last time B.C. reported under 500 cases was on March 17. Read more: B.C.’s COVID-19 …

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B.C. opening COVID-19 vaccine booking to everyone 18+ by Sunday night

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

By Sunday evening, everyone aged 18 and older in British Columbia will be able to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Health officials announced the latest update to their immunization timeline at a Thursday briefing. Bookings will open first to adults aged 25 and up (born in 1996 or earlier) …

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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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Some of B.C.’s COVID hot spots also have the lowest vaccination rates, data shows

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

Newly released neighbourhood-level data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control is providing a clearer look at race between vaccination and COVID-19 in the province’s virus hot spots. On Wednesday, the province finally made the high-detail pandemic data public, which offers a snapshot of the province as of the …

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COVID-19: B.C. holding remaining AstraZeneca shots for 2nd doses due to ‘limited availability’

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

British Columbia will no longer book new first-dose appointments for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, health officials said Wednesday. Officials said appointments would still go ahead for people who had booked their first dose. Read more: Ontario pausing use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine due to safety, supply concerns “Given the …

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B.C. reports 600 new COVID-19 cases, vaccine bookings to open for people 30+ Wednesday

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

British Columbia reported 600 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and one additional death, as it prepared to open vaccinations to anyone aged 30 and over. It left B.C.’s seven-day average for new cases at 613, a slight uptick from Tuesday, when just 515 cases were reported. The number …

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B.C. to refuse driver’s licence renewals to people with unpaid COVID-19 fines

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

The B.C. government says people who don’t pay COVID-19-related fines could be refused driver’s or vehicle licences. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth announced the move Wednesday, which will be accomplished by amending the Motor Vehicle Act. Read more: ‘We are not going to let it drop’: Majority of $1.1M …

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