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White House, DHS to end COVID-19 vaccination rule for foreign travellers by May 12

White House, DHS to end COVID-19 vaccination rule for foreign travellers by May 12

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration says COVID-19 vaccination requirements for foreign air travellers and at the Canada-U.S. border are being lifted as of May 12. The day before, May 11, will mark the end of the COVID-19 emergency the U.S.
Campbell River woman who coughed on Save-On-Foods employee guilty of assault

Campbell River woman who coughed on Save-On-Foods employee guilty of assault

The judge found that the coughing was deliberate and intentional.
Labour board dismisses nurses' complaint against union over vaccine mandate firings

Labour board dismisses nurses' complaint against union over vaccine mandate firings

The ruling comes despite allegations by one of the nurses that vice-chair Gurleen S. Sahota is biased because he was appointed by David Eby.
Pandemic portraits: Images captured in first year of COVID-19 compiled in new book

Pandemic portraits: Images captured in first year of COVID-19 compiled in new book

The Royal B.C. Museum turned artist Adad Hannah’s static video portraits of people in his Burnaby neighbourhood over the first year of the pandemic into an exhibit, and now a book
Sociologist says pandemic may have made Canadian youth less empathetic, meaner

Sociologist says pandemic may have made Canadian youth less empathetic, meaner

TORONTO — Increased time online during the pandemic may have made young Canadians meaner, a researcher said Wednesday, warning that declining empathy which emerged during isolation was now fostering increased cruelty during in-person interactions, including at school.  
COVID-19 pandemic stalled progress on eliminating tuberculosis among Inuit: officials

COVID-19 pandemic stalled progress on eliminating tuberculosis among Inuit: officials

Nunavut's health minister says the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted efforts to eliminate tuberculosis in Inuit communities, and questions remain over whether targets to stamp out the disease can be met.
B.C. COVID levels relatively high and holding, modelling shows

B.C. COVID levels relatively high and holding, modelling shows

“The level is higher than we would like. We want to find ways to get that level down,” says Dr. Fiona Brinkman.
Canada's pledge to make more vaccines at home is still a work in progress

Canada's pledge to make more vaccines at home is still a work in progress

OTTAWA — The COVID-19 pandemic wasn't even six months old, and not a single vaccine for it had been approved for use anywhere, when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to a podium in Montreal to promise that Canada's National Research Council would be
At least 19 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in Canada set to expire by end of the year

At least 19 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in Canada set to expire by end of the year

At least 19 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines are set to expire by the end of the year in Canada, according to data received by The Canadian Press. The federal central inventory currently has 18.5 million doses in stock, with 16.
B.C. sexual violence trial delay due to COVID-19 OK, court rules

B.C. sexual violence trial delay due to COVID-19 OK, court rules

The defence wanted a Quebec witness to appear in person in B.C. court at the height of the pandemic.