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B.C. extends its 'stronger' provincewide restrictions in wake of surging COVID-19 cases

B.C. extends its 'stronger' provincewide restrictions in wake of surging COVID-19 cases

"This will be a surprise to no one."
B.C. again sets records for most COVID-19 patients in hospitals, and in ICU

B.C. again sets records for most COVID-19 patients in hospitals, and in ICU

Eight more people have died from COVID-19, including a two-year-old, who had an underlying condition.
B.C. to start doing roadside checks to ensure people are staying in their communities

B.C. to start doing roadside checks to ensure people are staying in their communities

This will be conducted through random audits and there will be a fine if you are travelling outside of your area.
Ban on indoor dining at B.C. restaurants officially extended through May long weekend

Ban on indoor dining at B.C. restaurants officially extended through May long weekend

As expected, the current restriction banning indoor dining at restaurants across British Columbia has been extended.
B.C. lowering age range for AstraZeneca vaccine to 40+

B.C. lowering age range for AstraZeneca vaccine to 40+

The government is forecasting that it will start to see the positive impacts of the vaccine program on hospitalizations starting at the end of April.
Federal budget earmarks $30b for childcare as pandemic exposes inequalities

Federal budget earmarks $30b for childcare as pandemic exposes inequalities

Canada's finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presented the federal budget on Monday, revealing plans for $10-per-day childcare
B.C. again sets records for COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU patients, active cases, new vaccinations

B.C. again sets records for COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU patients, active cases, new vaccinations

Number of people with variant-of-concern infections has declined by 48, to 212.
Henry sends mixed messages on outdoor gatherings ahead of hot weekend

Henry sends mixed messages on outdoor gatherings ahead of hot weekend

B.C. provincial health officer has left a public health order allowing up to 10 people to gather outside while stating, 'Even if we can see people outside of our household, we shouldn’t right now.'
B.C. restaurants in layoff limbo

B.C. restaurants in layoff limbo

"COVID-19 has presented significant challenges for everyone in the restaurant industry."
Limited COVID-19 transmission within B.C. schools: Dr. Bonnie Henry

Limited COVID-19 transmission within B.C. schools: Dr. Bonnie Henry

B.C.'s top doc says most of the cases in the school setting were acquired outside of the school.