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Job action threatened as unionized staff at B.C. LifeLabs outlets issue strike notice

Job action threatened as unionized staff at B.C. LifeLabs outlets issue strike notice

VANCOUVER — The union representing some workers at LifeLabs, the largest provider of medical laboratory services in British Columbia, has issued strike notice on behalf of its members. The B.C.
Health authority takes over Vancouver care home, site of deadly COVID-19 outbreak

Health authority takes over Vancouver care home, site of deadly COVID-19 outbreak

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority is taking over operations of a Vancouver care home where dozens of residents died during a COVID-19 outbreak that began last November and took months to contain.
5,500 health-care workers in B.C. unvaccinated a week before mandate goes into effect

5,500 health-care workers in B.C. unvaccinated a week before mandate goes into effect

Along with the mandate for staff, visitors to acute-care settings like hospitals will have to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 26.
Health authority seeks injunction to shut down B.C. restaurant not complying with vaccine card mandate

Health authority seeks injunction to shut down B.C. restaurant not complying with vaccine card mandate

"We're disappointed to be at this stage," said B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix.
COVID-19 infections amongst students, school staff declining after back-to-class surge

COVID-19 infections amongst students, school staff declining after back-to-class surge

'Very few' school-aged children have been admitted to hospital with COVID-19, says B.C.'s top doc.
Indigenous grandfather not likely to learn officers’ fate in Vancouver BMO arrest until 2022

Indigenous grandfather not likely to learn officers’ fate in Vancouver BMO arrest until 2022

Maxwell Johnson, granddaughter also filed complaints with B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and Canadian Human Rights Commission
Driving school installs cameras in bid to ensure safety during lessons

Driving school installs cameras in bid to ensure safety during lessons

Step taken as owner of rival driving school, former Quesnel mayor Steve Wallace, faces sexual assault allegations
B.C. to reopen sports arenas, concerts to max capacity

B.C. to reopen sports arenas, concerts to max capacity

Patrons will need to show vaccine card for admission later this month
NDP going backward on government transparency: critics

NDP going backward on government transparency: critics

“This government keeps saying one thing and doing another”
Half of Canada's youth report seeing school racism: survey

Half of Canada's youth report seeing school racism: survey

Twenty-three per cent of respondents reported teachers ignore racist behaviour, or are unaware of it.