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Canada is dropping the mandatory testing requirement for short cross-border trips

Canada is dropping the mandatory testing requirement for short cross-border trips

You no longer need to be tested for trips under 72 hours.
B.C.'s top doctor emphasizes COVID-19 precautions heading into holiday season

B.C.'s top doctor emphasizes COVID-19 precautions heading into holiday season

Forty-two new cases were reported in Island Health on Tuesday, bringing the total known active cases in the region to 513.
Dr. Bonnie Henry comments on updated guidance on face masks

Dr. Bonnie Henry comments on updated guidance on face masks

"Medical masks do have that extra layer that attracts particles and droplets of viruses," said B.C.'s top doctor.
B.C.’s top doctor expects B.C. children 5-11 can get COVID-19 vaccinations by holidays

B.C.’s top doctor expects B.C. children 5-11 can get COVID-19 vaccinations by holidays

Vaccines already approved in U.S., Israel
B.C. proposes zones around hospitals and schools in response to COVID-19 protests

B.C. proposes zones around hospitals and schools in response to COVID-19 protests

The British Columbia government has introduced legislation that it says would prevent “disruptive behaviour” from affecting schools and health-care facilities.
It's OK to get COVID booster shot after 4 months, Henry says; health officials aim to avoid bottlenecks

It's OK to get COVID booster shot after 4 months, Henry says; health officials aim to avoid bottlenecks

Go ahead and book an appointment if you receive an invitation, says provincial health officer
To avoid allergic reaction, she spent four hours receiving microdoses of COVID vaccine

To avoid allergic reaction, she spent four hours receiving microdoses of COVID vaccine

She was determined to find a way to safely receive the second dose
Two more COVID-19 cases in outbreak at Nanaimo hospital

Two more COVID-19 cases in outbreak at Nanaimo hospital

Smaller-group gatherings safer as flu season arrives amid Delta variant spread, Henry says

Smaller-group gatherings safer as flu season arrives amid Delta variant spread, Henry says

People who want to have large family gatherings should plan outdoor events, says Dr. Bonnie Henry
Port Alberni pediatrician loses hospital privileges after refusing COVID-19 vaccination

Port Alberni pediatrician loses hospital privileges after refusing COVID-19 vaccination

Petition with 4,000 names urges province to allow doctor to do his job