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Non-urgent surgeries cancelled at Lions Gate as COVID hospitalizations surge

Non-urgent surgeries cancelled at Lions Gate as COVID hospitalizations surge

1,750 elective surgeries to be cancelled in Vancouver Coastal and Fraser health regions for at least two weeks to free up critical care staff
Vaccine update: BB.C. ‘working on’ plan for second doses amid AstraZeneca shortage

Vaccine update: BB.C. ‘working on’ plan for second doses amid AstraZeneca shortage

B.C. will run out of its AstraZeneca supply in the coming week, says health minister
COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. top 500 for first time; surgeries postponed

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. top 500 for first time; surgeries postponed

Non-urgent surgeries will be postponed in nine hospitals across the Lower Mainland for the next weeks.
B.C. store bans anyone who has received COVID-19 vaccine

B.C. store bans anyone who has received COVID-19 vaccine

The Kelowna businessman made headlines earlier this year for posting a "no face masks allowed" sign.
COVID cases above 300 for third week on North Shore

COVID cases above 300 for third week on North Shore

COVID cases remains high for the third straight week in North Van, West Van
'You're fighting for air': COVID-19 patients have a message for you

'You're fighting for air': COVID-19 patients have a message for you

As COVID-19 numbers in B.C. continue to rise, people testing positive say they're concerned others aren't taking the virus seriously.
Province plans random checks at ferry terminals for non-essential travel

Province plans random checks at ferry terminals for non-essential travel

Those who travel between health authorities for non-essential reasons will be fined, although the amount has not been disclosed.
West Van schools to offer at-home COVID gargle test kits

West Van schools to offer at-home COVID gargle test kits

Families of West Vancouver kids who get sick with COVID symptoms at school will be offered the test kits
New B.C. travel restrictions will not separate Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions

New B.C. travel restrictions will not separate Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions

No roadblocks will be set up between the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions.
COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. hit record high, as new infections plateau

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. hit record high, as new infections plateau

Number of those actively battling COVID-19 infections has fallen to the lowest number in two weeks.