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COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. hit record 895

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. hit record 895

COVID-19 hospitalizations have been at record levels in each of the past five data updates.
Tai Chi returns to Taylor

Tai Chi returns to Taylor

Proof of Vaccination is still required
B.C. government doubles relief grants for bars, nightclubs that were ordered to close in December

B.C. government doubles relief grants for bars, nightclubs that were ordered to close in December

Businesses that followed provincial COVID-19 restrictions are now eligible for grants of up to $20,000
COVID-19 changes the way people shop for groceries

COVID-19 changes the way people shop for groceries

Research shows online shopping habits took off across the world during the pandemic — mostly as a result of social distancing measures, business closures and travel restrictions
Surgeries postponed at Dawson Creek hospital

Surgeries postponed at Dawson Creek hospital

Northern Health says it will be postponing surgeries at the Dawson Creek hospital due to staffing challenges.
B.C.'s COVID-19 hospitalizations hit another record: 854

B.C.'s COVID-19 hospitalizations hit another record: 854

Active outbreaks at healthcare facilities rise to 53 – up from one last month.
B.C. will receive a limited supply of COVID-19 antiviral pills. Here's who will get priority access

B.C. will receive a limited supply of COVID-19 antiviral pills. Here's who will get priority access

Dr. Bonnie Henry comments on the new COVID-19 pills that you can take at home.
10 ways to help lonely loved ones in long-term care homes, according to an LTC worker

10 ways to help lonely loved ones in long-term care homes, according to an LTC worker

As people living in long-term care homes brave another lockdown, communication is key and the presence of family members (virtually or through the window) is needed
Province ‘looking at extending’ B.C. vaccine card past January expiration date

Province ‘looking at extending’ B.C. vaccine card past January expiration date

Vaccine certificates due to expire at end of month
B.C. government gives gyms permission to open starting Jan. 20

B.C. government gives gyms permission to open starting Jan. 20

Gyms will reopen Jan. 20 while nightclubs and bars continue to stay closed until Feb. 16