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Class-action lawsuit approved over COVID-19 outbreaks in Quebec long-term care

Class-action lawsuit approved over COVID-19 outbreaks in Quebec long-term care

MONTREAL — A judge has approved a class-action lawsuit that accuses Quebec's health network of failing to protect long-term care centres during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and causing avoidable suffering and death to thousands of resident
Record number of hospitalizations as COVID and flu season peaks

Record number of hospitalizations as COVID and flu season peaks

Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said cases of Influenza A and RSV have been “steadily increasing over the last few weeks”
COVID outbreak declared on fifth floor of Nanaimo hospital

COVID outbreak declared on fifth floor of Nanaimo hospital

As of Thursday, a total of 10 hospital-acquired cases had been attributed to the outbreak
Health Canada authorizes updated Novavax COVID-19 vaccine targeting XBB variant

Health Canada authorizes updated Novavax COVID-19 vaccine targeting XBB variant

OTTAWA — Health Canada authorized Novavax's updated COVID-19 vaccine targeting the XBB.1.5 variant on Tuesday.
COVID-19 outbreak aboard navy warship forces cancellation of Great Lakes tour

COVID-19 outbreak aboard navy warship forces cancellation of Great Lakes tour

An outbreak of COVID-19 aboard a Canadian warship has forced the Royal Canadian Navy to cancel the remainder of a tour of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway.
B.C. unfairly clawed back COVID-19 benefit to thousands during pandemic, says report

B.C. unfairly clawed back COVID-19 benefit to thousands during pandemic, says report

The B.C. government announced the one-time, tax-free benefit in March 2020, paying out $653 million.
B.C. man sues WestJet for defamation following face-mask dispute

B.C. man sues WestJet for defamation following face-mask dispute

Man alleges flight attendants made 'false and defamatory' statements to authorities.
COVID-19 down, influenza and RSV up in B.C., says CDC

COVID-19 down, influenza and RSV up in B.C., says CDC

New data suggest that COVID-19 activity in British Columbia is trending downward, while influenza and RSV are on the rise.
Reservist pleads guilty on two charges related to vaccine mandate criticisms

Reservist pleads guilty on two charges related to vaccine mandate criticisms

A former soldier who defied federal government and Canadian Armed Forces COVID-19 vaccine mandates says he was close to killing himself before deciding to post anti-vaccine videos on social media and launch a protest march to Ottawa.
B.C. mink farmers suing province for COVID industry ban losses

B.C. mink farmers suing province for COVID industry ban losses

The mink farmers claim the ban was for "political, social and public opinion or an otherwise improper purpose."