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Judge dismisses anti-vaxxers' court action

Judge dismisses anti-vaxxers' court action

Concerns of nine former City of Quesnel employees who lost their jobs "fall squarely within the exclusive jurisdiction of an arbitration board."
B.C.'s COVID-19 ICU patient count hits 16-week high

B.C.'s COVID-19 ICU patient count hits 16-week high

New presumed COVID-19 deaths in the province declined to 21, from 30 one week ago
B.C. government chasing $10.5M in COVID-19 overpayments

B.C. government chasing $10.5M in COVID-19 overpayments

The province found that of the more than 11,000 B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers files audited, 95 per cent should not have received a one-time, tax-free $1,000 payment.
How to keep kids safe during B.C.'s respiratory illness season

How to keep kids safe during B.C.'s respiratory illness season

COVID-19, influenza and RSV are all making kids sick — and putting a strain on B.C.'s health-care system. Here's how to do your part to cut the risk.
'Abysmal' kids' vaccination rates put B.C. health care at risk

'Abysmal' kids' vaccination rates put B.C. health care at risk

With the majority of young children not vaccinated against either COVID or influenza, this New Westminster doctor is sounding the alarm about respiratory illness season.
B.C. records 30 more COVID-19 deaths

B.C. records 30 more COVID-19 deaths

Main metrics tracking COVID-19 in B.C. have been range-bound in recent months
B.C. Green leader calls for mask mandate to protect children as viral infections rise

B.C. Green leader calls for mask mandate to protect children as viral infections rise

Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi, a pediatric heart surgeon at B.C. Children’s Hospital, says children across the country have had a significant increase in viral infections, with some requiring hospitalization
B.C. health officer says no need for mask mandate

B.C. health officer says no need for mask mandate

Dr. Bonnie Henry said masks are an important tool that should be used in situations where it makes sense, like health-care settings.
Weekly B.C. COVID-19 deaths lowest in a month

Weekly B.C. COVID-19 deaths lowest in a month

Scarce testing finding ever-fewer COVID-19 infections
Man fined $1,000 for refusing COVID-19 test at B.C. airport

Man fined $1,000 for refusing COVID-19 test at B.C. airport

Matthew Lepky was tested in Thailand before boarding a Vancouver flight and refused to take another test on arrival in Vancouver.
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