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Hospitalizations falling at Lions Gate

Hospitalizations falling at Lions Gate

COVID-19 cases are stable in the Lower Mainland but have ticked up on the North Shore in recent weeks, according to virus levels detected in sewage plant wastewater
Northern B.C. teacher suspended after crashing school vaccine clinic

Northern B.C. teacher suspended after crashing school vaccine clinic

The teacher was required to apologize in writing to Northern Health staff and take a professional boundaries course.
Most Canadians support COVID-19 testing policy for Chinese travellers, survey finds

Most Canadians support COVID-19 testing policy for Chinese travellers, survey finds

Some survey respondents don't believe the policy will be effective.
B.C. mayor wants vax mandate lifted for health-care workers to keep hospitals open

B.C. mayor wants vax mandate lifted for health-care workers to keep hospitals open

Merritt's hospital has closed four times in one month.
Wastewater COVID-19 surveillance expands to Vancouver Island, Interior

Wastewater COVID-19 surveillance expands to Vancouver Island, Interior

The program was previously limited to just five Lower Mainland water treatment plants.
B.C. man gets government confirmation his paralysis was vaccine-related

B.C. man gets government confirmation his paralysis was vaccine-related

Scholefield, 45, contracted a neurological disease that left him suddenly paralyzed from the waist down in 2021, 12 days after taking his second dose of a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Here's how fast the 'Kraken' COVID-19 subvariant is spreading in parts of Canada

Here's how fast the 'Kraken' COVID-19 subvariant is spreading in parts of Canada

The genetic composition of the subvariant makes it difficult to detect through wastewater surveillance.
B.C. massage therapist reprimanded for emailing patients his COVID opinions

B.C. massage therapist reprimanded for emailing patients his COVID opinions

Ian Glass criticized mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements for health professionals, and included statements about the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
While respiratory illnesses level off in B.C., hospitalizations remain high

While respiratory illnesses level off in B.C., hospitalizations remain high

Dr. Bonnie Henry says this respiratory illness season has been "very unusual."
Emergency operation centre opens at LGH amid surge in hospitalizations

Emergency operation centre opens at LGH amid surge in hospitalizations

RSV now most common respiratory illness in kids. Kraken sub-variant of COVID-19 has also been detected in VCH.
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