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B.C. adds tens of thousands of flu vaccine doses to use this COVID fall

From the time COVID-19 made its way to Canada last winter, health professionals across the country have been concerned about what could happen in the fall when COVID would collide with the country’s flu season. It’s no small matter. On »

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B.C. announces school plan for students’ return in September

British Columbia is moving ahead with its education re-start plan that includes heightened safety measures increased funding additional to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Education Minister Rob Fleming made the announcement Wednesday, saying the classroom is an essential part of »

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British Columbia enforces rules on bars and nightclubs as COVID-19 cases rise

Amid a rise in cases of COVID-19, the British Columbia government has set new rules for bars, nightclubs, and restaurants, according to an announcement from Adrian Dix, British Columbia’s minister of health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer »

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Many in B.C. fear U.S. residents flouting border rules

British Columbia’s premier says he is concerned by reports that U.S. residents are skirting rules and vacationing in the province as COVID-19 cases spike in the U.S. The Canada-U.S. border was closed to most travellers in March, but Americans travelling »

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Vancouver out of running to become NHL hub city

The Vancouver Canucks announced in a tweet on Thursday that the city is no longer in the running to be a hub city for when the National Hockey League returns to play later this summer.  The Canucks thanked British Columbia’s »

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Coming week ‘crucial’ in Canadian COVID-19 battle

Canada’s chief medical officer says the coming week will be “crucial” in the country’s fight against COVID-19 because public health officials will begin to see whether or not aggressive distancing measures taken to mitigate the spread of the virus are »

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A fifth person is dead from COVID-19 in Canada

Health officials in Ontario on Monday reported the first death from the coronavirus outside of British Columbia, where four people have now died as a result of COVID-19. They said the person who died was a 77-year-old man from the »

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Canada records its first death from the COVID-19 virus

Health officials in British Columbia say a man has died of the COVID-19 virus. The death at the Lynn Valley long-term care centre in North Vancouver is believed to be the first COVID-19 death in Canada. Provincial Health Officer Dr. »