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Third Omicron wave expected to grow rapidly in coming weeks, peak in August

Third Omicron wave expected to grow rapidly in coming weeks, peak in August

When case counts rise, COVID modelling expert recommends a return to indoor masking, avoiding crowded spaces, getting booster vaccine
COVID-19 cases, deaths down from previous week

COVID-19 cases, deaths down from previous week

COVID-19 case counts showing typical summer decline.
NACI urges fall COVID-19 boosters

NACI urges fall COVID-19 boosters

National Advisory Committee on Immunization expects COVID-19 resurgence this fall and winter
Canada is extending its COVID-19 border measures until Sept. 30

Canada is extending its COVID-19 border measures until Sept. 30

Here's everything that you need to know about the extension.
Canadian researchers reveal hope-filled discovery for long COVID patients

Canadian researchers reveal hope-filled discovery for long COVID patients

Researchers in Ontario have taken the first step in solving the enigma of long COVID. Next, they plan to translate their work across Canada, including two hospitals in B.C. with the technology to replicate it.
No fines for Qualicum Beach couple in COVID-test case

No fines for Qualicum Beach couple in COVID-test case

They had each been assessed a $5,700 fine for returning home to Canada without COVID test results
B.C. COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations, testing decline

B.C. COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations, testing decline

Province's COVID-19 death total falls to 26 in the week ended June 18
Anti-COVID vaccine leaflets left on vehicles at Royal Jubilee Hospital

Anti-COVID vaccine leaflets left on vehicles at Royal Jubilee Hospital

Information in the pamphlet is not true
Here are COVID-19 travel requirements to know before you go

Here are COVID-19 travel requirements to know before you go

Booking a vacation? Along with the price and quality of airfare, hotels and attractions, something to consider is the amount of preparation needed in advance.
B.C. keeping vaccine mandates for public servants, health-care workers

B.C. keeping vaccine mandates for public servants, health-care workers

B.C. health minister sees need to maintain vaccine mandate to protect both public and workers.