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Editorial: Universities need to be in the lead on COVID

Editorial: Universities need to be in the lead on COVID

Several of B.C.’s leading universities have no coherent vaccine policies in place.
Saanich joins CRD in requiring employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19

Saanich joins CRD in requiring employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19

Municipality says its 1,800 employees must be fully vaccinated by Dec. 13
Boosters for general population in January; 4,090 health workers miss vaccination deadline

Boosters for general population in January; 4,090 health workers miss vaccination deadline

B.C.’s general population will be eligible for booster shots starting in January
Housing organizations require staff to be vaccinated to protect vulnerable clients

Housing organizations require staff to be vaccinated to protect vulnerable clients

As of Oct. 28, vaccination will be mandatory for all Our Place Society staff and volunteers
Security fears follow Dr. Bonnie Henry, even during Royal Victoria race

Security fears follow Dr. Bonnie Henry, even during Royal Victoria race

As runners crossed the finish line in the first in-person Royal Victoria Marathon 8K race since 2019, many had their names called out. Crossing quietly without that honour, however, was Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.
Board gets ball rolling on vaccine mandate for Greater Victoria district schools

Board gets ball rolling on vaccine mandate for Greater Victoria district schools

Members of the Greater Victoria School Board will vote Monday on getting rolling on a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees.
Island Health sees highest number of postponed surgeries; receives most ICU transfers

Island Health sees highest number of postponed surgeries; receives most ICU transfers

Island Health has received the ­greatest number of ICU patient transfers from high COVID outbreak areas in the province and over the last two weeks has had the highest numbers of postponed scheduled surgeries. B.C.
NDP under fire for COVID-19 booster delay; should have been given weeks ago, Liberals say

NDP under fire for COVID-19 booster delay; should have been given weeks ago, Liberals say

Sixty-two long-term care and assisted living homes in B.C.
Full access resumes for library users in smaller Island communities

Full access resumes for library users in smaller Island communities

Library lovers in smaller communities around Vancouver Island once again have access to the full collection of physical material in the system after the Vancouver Island Regional Library restarted inter-branch deliveries last week.
B.C. students will be back in class on Sept. 10 as part of gradual restart

B.C. students will be back in class on Sept. 10 as part of gradual restart

British Columbia's Education Ministry says children will be returning to classrooms two days later than originally planned as part of a gradual restart to schooling.