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Border crossings returning to pre-pandemic opening hours

Border crossings returning to pre-pandemic opening hours

OTTAWA — Opening hours are being extended at 39 border crossings with the United States and at several airports across the country as the Canada Border Services Agency returns to pre-pandemic hours. The changes will take effect on March 31.
Allow unvaccinated Canadians to cross U.S. border, Poilievre asks President Joe Biden

Allow unvaccinated Canadians to cross U.S. border, Poilievre asks President Joe Biden

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre said Friday he asked President Joe Biden to remove the U.S. government's requirement that Canadians be vaccinated for COVID-19 before crossing the border.
Canada's stockpile of ventilators up from 500 to 27K after procurement push

Canada's stockpile of ventilators up from 500 to 27K after procurement push

Canada's race to procure ventilators for COVID-19 patients in the early days of the pandemic had researchers, scientists, industry and a notable astrophysicist working "night and day"to design machines that could be quickly manufactured domestically.
Canada's stockpile of ventilators up from 500 to 27,000 after push to procure them

Canada's stockpile of ventilators up from 500 to 27,000 after push to procure them

Canada's race to procure ventilators for COVID-19 patients in the early days of the pandemic had researchers, scientists, industry and a notable astrophysicist working "night and day"to design machines that could be quickly manufactured domestically.
B.C. pharmacist who faked his COVID-19 vaccinations suspended for 30 days

B.C. pharmacist who faked his COVID-19 vaccinations suspended for 30 days

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia pharmacist has been disciplined for claiming to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and falsifying provincial health records to hide his unvaccinated status.
Daughter can't understand why dad couldn't get Paxlovid to ease COVID symptoms

Daughter can't understand why dad couldn't get Paxlovid to ease COVID symptoms

Criteria to get the antiviral in B.C. are more restrictive than in other jurisdictions
New COVID origins data point to raccoon dogs in China market

New COVID origins data point to raccoon dogs in China market

The canines, named for their raccoon-like faces, are often bred for their fur and sold for meat in animal markets across China.
Spring COVID-booster campaign set to begin in April

Spring COVID-booster campaign set to begin in April

Those advised to get a spring booster include individuals older than 80, seniors in long-term care homes, Indigenous people older than 70 and people 18 and older who are immuno-compromised.
B.C. drops COVID vaccine requirement for government workers

B.C. drops COVID vaccine requirement for government workers

But those working in health-care settings will still have to provide proof of vaccination.
B.C.'s health-care COVID vaccine mandate could be made permanent

B.C.'s health-care COVID vaccine mandate could be made permanent

The BC Liberal Party has been calling on the government to lift the mandate.