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Tourism sector welcomes Canada cancelling COVID-19 travel restrictions

Tourism sector welcomes Canada cancelling COVID-19 travel restrictions

Visitors no longer need to use the ArriveCan app, or be tested, vaccinated or masked
Everything you need to know about Canada's new travel requirements

Everything you need to know about Canada's new travel requirements

The federal government has dropped the vaccine mandate at the border and at airports. But there's still a few things to keep in mind.
B.C. COVID-19 deaths rebound from multi-month low

B.C. COVID-19 deaths rebound from multi-month low

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. fall to lowest level since June
B.C. COVID-19 deaths follow global downward trend

B.C. COVID-19 deaths follow global downward trend

B.C.'s 16 such deaths is the fewest since B.C. launched weekly data updates in April
B.C. judge sides with Dr. Bonnie Henry in 4 health order challenges

B.C. judge sides with Dr. Bonnie Henry in 4 health order challenges

The challenges came from both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals and largely deal with public gathering restrictions.
Wildfire smoke can increase risk of COVID-19, ear infections

Wildfire smoke can increase risk of COVID-19, ear infections

If you've been breathing the Metro Vancouver air for the past four days, pay attention.
B.C. court rejects woman's attempt to dismiss $5,700 COVID test fine

B.C. court rejects woman's attempt to dismiss $5,700 COVID test fine

Nora Donahue cited a lack of informed consent, a personal health privacy violation and a constitutional violation as her defence for refusing to take the test.
Editorial: Booster shots, however imperfect, are still a smart idea

Editorial: Booster shots, however imperfect, are still a smart idea

As we head into another fall season an uptick in cases of the virus is expected.
New B.C. COVID-19 deaths lowest in seven weeks

New B.C. COVID-19 deaths lowest in seven weeks

Those in hospital with the disease rise by 18 to 324
New COVID-19 'hazard index' launches for Canadian provinces

New COVID-19 'hazard index' launches for Canadian provinces

The online resource gathers public health information on COVID-19 and attempts to condense it as a risk assessment tool for the public.