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China health officials lash out at WHO, defend virus search

China health officials lash out at WHO, defend virus search

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health officials defended their search for the source of the COVID-19 virus and lashed out Saturday at the World Health Organization after its leader said Beijing should have shared genetic information earlier.
'It could happen to you': What you need to know about long COVID

'It could happen to you': What you need to know about long COVID

A B.C. doctor breaks down the who-what-when-why of post-COVID conditions.
B.C. lifting health-care mask rules as province emerges from pandemic, Henry says

B.C. lifting health-care mask rules as province emerges from pandemic, Henry says

Provincial health officer says the requirement for health-care workers to be fully vaccinated remains, but mandatory mask-wearing in health-care settings and visitor restrictions and proof of vaccination in care homes will be lifted
Federal spending on staff grew rapidly during pandemic: parliamentary budget officer

Federal spending on staff grew rapidly during pandemic: parliamentary budget officer

OTTAWA — The federal government's spending on employees saw record growth during the COVID-19 pandemic,says the parliamentary budget officer.
Former Vail Resorts employee launches civil suit over vaccine-related stroke claim

Former Vail Resorts employee launches civil suit over vaccine-related stroke claim

Lawsuit alleges Jackson Reimer suffered a hemorrhagic stroke six days after being administered COVID-19 vaccine in Whistler
More than half of Canadians infected with COVID-19 by summer 2022, finds StatCan

More than half of Canadians infected with COVID-19 by summer 2022, finds StatCan

The findings come as researchers look to uncover the origin of the pandemic and catch potentially serious mutations in immuno-compromised people and wild animals.
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.