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Don't lift health-care worker COVID vaccination mandate, UBCM votes

Don't lift health-care worker COVID vaccination mandate, UBCM votes

Speakers say issue belongs to public health officials, not politicians.
Pharmacist sues New Westminster pharmacy that fired him for reusing COVID syringes

Pharmacist sues New Westminster pharmacy that fired him for reusing COVID syringes

Pharmacist Bhanu Prasad Seelaboyina says his ‘slight’ error in judgment at the Kent Pharmacy in August 2021 didn’t justify termination without notice.
Opinion: 'Disruptive and deadly' — why public health leaders must act now

Opinion: 'Disruptive and deadly' — why public health leaders must act now

"We cannot take the risk of mass infection in schools."
Will this fall's COVID vaccine booster shot protect me from the new variant?

Will this fall's COVID vaccine booster shot protect me from the new variant?

The EG.5 variant is closely related to the version of the virus targeted by the vaccine, so it should still work well and prevent serious illness.
B.C. woman finds affordable rental housing, then loses husband to COVID-19

B.C. woman finds affordable rental housing, then loses husband to COVID-19

Sandra Krotez: "This was our forever home, and he got to enjoy it for a few months."
Group warns of ‘tripledemic’ repeat without B.C. government action to combat COVID-19 in schools

Group warns of ‘tripledemic’ repeat without B.C. government action to combat COVID-19 in schools

Protect Our Province BC and other signatories have penned an open letter to the province, urging the provincial government to take action to prevent the spread of COVID and respiratory illnesses this fall
Opinion: Inquiry must assess how Canada's fragmented COVID-19 response lost the public's trust

Opinion: Inquiry must assess how Canada's fragmented COVID-19 response lost the public's trust

Now is the time to learn from the COVID-19 response through an action-oriented independent inquiry focused on accountability. Reforms to data generation, access and use are essential.
Opinion: Canadians singing a different tune about COVID-19 health measures after pandemic’s peak

Opinion: Canadians singing a different tune about COVID-19 health measures after pandemic’s peak

Going into a vastly different summer than three years ago, Canadians appear to have turned the page on the pandemic, writes Mario Canseco.
New West pharmacy sues former pharmacist over reused COVID vaccine syringes

New West pharmacy sues former pharmacist over reused COVID vaccine syringes

Kent Pharmacy was named in two lawsuits by patients. Now it’s suing the former pharmacy manager.
Anti-vaccine protester's Kelowna trial derailed by Facebook posts

Anti-vaccine protester's Kelowna trial derailed by Facebook posts

Bruce Orydzuk is representing himself in court.
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