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Third Omicron wave expected to grow rapidly in coming weeks, peak in August

Third Omicron wave expected to grow rapidly in coming weeks, peak in August

When case counts rise, COVID modelling expert recommends a return to indoor masking, avoiding crowded spaces, getting booster vaccine
Kids can get COVID-19 shots without father's consent, Port Coquitlam judge rules

Kids can get COVID-19 shots without father's consent, Port Coquitlam judge rules

The daughters' father wanted more information about vaccine safety for children before providing consent, but the judge ruled his anti-vaccination evidence wasn't verifiable and the shots were in the girls' best interest.
Tri-Cities nearly reaches one-year low in latest weekly COVID-19 case count

Tri-Cities nearly reaches one-year low in latest weekly COVID-19 case count

The region is starting to see a familiar recording pattern from this time last year for lab-confirmed infections. Question is, how low will it go?
COVID-19 cases, deaths down from previous week

COVID-19 cases, deaths down from previous week

COVID-19 case counts showing typical summer decline.
NACI urges fall COVID-19 boosters

NACI urges fall COVID-19 boosters

National Advisory Committee on Immunization expects COVID-19 resurgence this fall and winter
Canadian researchers reveal hope-filled discovery for long COVID patients

Canadian researchers reveal hope-filled discovery for long COVID patients

Researchers in Ontario have taken the first step in solving the enigma of long COVID. Next, they plan to translate their work across Canada, including two hospitals in B.C. with the technology to replicate it.
Middle-aged Port Moody residents nearing 80% booster rate against COVID-19

Middle-aged Port Moody residents nearing 80% booster rate against COVID-19

The community, which also includes Anmore and Belcarra, could become the first in Fraser Health to reach that benchmark.
6 in 10 Canadians relocated as a result of the pandemic, survey shows

6 in 10 Canadians relocated as a result of the pandemic, survey shows

For some Canadians, the return to work has translated into driving greater distances than before.
No change in weekly-recorded Tri-City COVID-19 local cases: 34

No change in weekly-recorded Tri-City COVID-19 local cases: 34

It remains the lowest seven-day total for the region since the start of 2022.
B.C. COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations, testing decline

B.C. COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations, testing decline

Province's COVID-19 death total falls to 26 in the week ended June 18