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B.C. judge sides with Dr. Bonnie Henry in 4 health order challenges

B.C. judge sides with Dr. Bonnie Henry in 4 health order challenges

The challenges came from both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals and largely deal with public gathering restrictions.
Wildfire smoke can increase risk of COVID-19, ear infections

Wildfire smoke can increase risk of COVID-19, ear infections

If you've been breathing the Metro Vancouver air for the past four days, pay attention.
B.C. court rejects woman's attempt to dismiss $5,700 COVID test fine

B.C. court rejects woman's attempt to dismiss $5,700 COVID test fine

Nora Donahue cited a lack of informed consent, a personal health privacy violation and a constitutional violation as her defence for refusing to take the test.
New COVID-19 'hazard index' launches for Canadian provinces

New COVID-19 'hazard index' launches for Canadian provinces

The online resource gathers public health information on COVID-19 and attempts to condense it as a risk assessment tool for the public.
B.C. nurse suspended for claiming COVID-19 vaccine possibly lethal

B.C. nurse suspended for claiming COVID-19 vaccine possibly lethal

The Nanaimo nurse also asked a co-worker to create falsified vaccination records, according to the BC College of Nurses and Midwives.
As students return to school, COVID-19 less of an issue among parents

As students return to school, COVID-19 less of an issue among parents

“COVID’s always going to be around,” said one parent. “The apprehension is still there but we’re much more relaxed about it now.”
'Glitch' causes delay in booking COVID boosters for B.C. kids

'Glitch' causes delay in booking COVID boosters for B.C. kids

Ministry of Health says invitations to book third doses are now flowing to "all eligible children" in the five-to-11 age group.
COVID booster that also targets Omicron to be part of fall B.C. rollout

COVID booster that also targets Omicron to be part of fall B.C. rollout

Health Canada said Thursday that it has approved the adapted version of the Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine for use in individuals 18 and older — the first bivalent COVID-19 vaccine authorized in Canada.
B.C. to deliver Omicron-targeting vaccine to residents

B.C. to deliver Omicron-targeting vaccine to residents

Health Canada today approved a new Moderna's vaccine to fight COVID-19
COVID-mandate lawsuit tossed for being 'bad beyond argument'

COVID-mandate lawsuit tossed for being 'bad beyond argument'

A highly-publicized lawsuit targeting the provincial government’s COVID-19 measures has been thrown out by a BC Supreme Court Justice for being so poorly crafted it is impossible to respond to.