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B.C.'s top doctor says get vaccinated to protect children as school starts

B.C.'s top doctor says get vaccinated to protect children as school starts

VICTORIA — British Columbia's top doctor is encouraging everyone connected with children under 12 to get vaccinated as the school year begins next week as the latest modelling suggests COVID-19 cases are expected to rise by the end of September. Dr.
Province reminds B.C. residents to avoid wildfire zones over Labour Day long weekend

Province reminds B.C. residents to avoid wildfire zones over Labour Day long weekend

There are still 21 evacuation orders in place, affecting more than 3,700 properties and 77 evacuation alerts impacting just over 6,000 properties.
London Drugs implementing mandatory vaccination policy for employees

London Drugs implementing mandatory vaccination policy for employees

The new policy, which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved vaccine, kicks in Nov. 1
'Pandemic of the unvaccinated': Case rates 10 times higher among unvaccinated British Columbians

'Pandemic of the unvaccinated': Case rates 10 times higher among unvaccinated British Columbians

There are now 176 people hospitalized with the virus in B.C. and 91 people in intensive care.
Businesses blast B.C.'s COVID-19 consultation record

Businesses blast B.C.'s COVID-19 consultation record

Late August mask mandate is the latest surprise for business groups in the province.
More than 1,000 British Columbians lost to toxic illicit drugs in first half of 2021

More than 1,000 British Columbians lost to toxic illicit drugs in first half of 2021

The total number of lives lost between January and June is the highest recorded in the first six months of a calendar year.
B.C. high school football returns this week

B.C. high school football returns this week

North Vancouver's Carson Graham takes on Vancouver College in first game since 2019
B.C.'s big bet: gambling on sports

B.C.'s big bet: gambling on sports

The Canadian sports sector's attitude change toward gambling ushers in a potential revolutionary overhaul for a multibillion-dollar industry.
Planned ignition targets last challenging section of White Rock Lake wildfire

Planned ignition targets last challenging section of White Rock Lake wildfire

VERNON, B.C. — A planned ignition covering around 30 square kilometres is underwayat the northeast corner of the destructive White Rock Lake wildfire west of Vernon, B.C.
Hospital, care-home workers to be employed by health authorities again

Hospital, care-home workers to be employed by health authorities again

The change will improve wages, working conditions, job security and stability for about 4,000 workers.
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