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City of Victoria workers must be fully vaccinated by Jan. 5

City of Victoria workers must be fully vaccinated by Jan. 5

The Capital Regional District, Saanich, Esquimalt and Central Saanich are requiring all their workers to be fully vaccinated by mid-December.
COVID outbreak declared at Nanaimo hospital after four patients test positive

COVID outbreak declared at Nanaimo hospital after four patients test positive

The first patient tested positive on Oct. 31 after developing symptoms
B.C. postpones some surgeries due to shortages caused by unvaccinated workers: Dix

B.C. postpones some surgeries due to shortages caused by unvaccinated workers: Dix

About two per cent of Island health-care workers are unvaccinated, according to the province
25 COVID-19 patients die on weekend in B.C.

25 COVID-19 patients die on weekend in B.C.

Number of new infected declines by more than half in past four days.
COVID-19: More than 3,300 B.C. health-care workers unvaccinated, on unpaid leave

COVID-19: More than 3,300 B.C. health-care workers unvaccinated, on unpaid leave

Deadline passed last month for health-care workers to get vaccinated.
Too early to predict end to pandemic as B.C. cases decline, experts say

Too early to predict end to pandemic as B.C. cases decline, experts say

Some countries are seeing a five or 10 per cent increase in case numbers daily, doubling their cases on a weekly basis: modeller
Federal vaccination card allowing B.C. residents to travel available for download

Federal vaccination card allowing B.C. residents to travel available for download

Mask mandate extended for indoor public spaces
B.C.-wide indoor mask mandate extended until further notice

B.C.-wide indoor mask mandate extended until further notice

Order was set to expire on Oct. 31.
Vance Rodewalt cartoon: COVID shots

Vance Rodewalt cartoon: COVID shots

Oct. 29, 2021
Coaches and team officials in youth sports required to be double-vaccinated

Coaches and team officials in youth sports required to be double-vaccinated

Most sports organizations in Greater Victoria already have the requirement