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B.C. extending COVID-19 vaccine card program to June 30

B.C. extending COVID-19 vaccine card program to June 30

Program was due to expire in days.
Dr. Henry says BC passports remaining in place until June 30

Dr. Henry says BC passports remaining in place until June 30

Passports staying through first half of 2022.
SD59 announces proof of vaccination procedure for staff

SD59 announces proof of vaccination procedure for staff

Verification of proof of full vaccination, and a procedure for those that are not fully vaccinated to consent to routine rapid testing as a condition to continue to work.
The pandemic exposed the vulnerability of international students in Canada

The pandemic exposed the vulnerability of international students in Canada

There is an urgent need to understand international students’ unique vulnerabilities and to develop effective policy responses
B.C. man says he was left stranded in Cancun

B.C. man says he was left stranded in Cancun

On his return trip, this Kelowna man says he faced incompetence
B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations rise by 63 to record 987

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations rise by 63 to record 987

B.C. has 64 active outbreaks at health-care facilities and seniors' homes; one month ago there were two.
'I don't have time to pee:' Canadian teachers report burnout during pandemic

'I don't have time to pee:' Canadian teachers report burnout during pandemic

81 percent of surveyed teachers said they’re putting their students’ needs above their own, according to the Canadian Teachers' Federation
Fear of COVID-19 and fear of change are dangerously intertwined for 2022

Fear of COVID-19 and fear of change are dangerously intertwined for 2022

Overcoming this fear requires personal empowerment and knowledge. But the trick is defining whose power and what knowledge
36% of Canadians struggling with pandemic mental health issues: study

36% of Canadians struggling with pandemic mental health issues: study

Younger people are more likely to struggle with depression, anxiety, and addictions
Could artificial intelligence help people survive one of the world's deadliest diseases?

Could artificial intelligence help people survive one of the world's deadliest diseases?

Sepsis is responsible for one in five deaths worldwide, and is likely an underlying cause of COVID-19 deaths. Now a Vancouver immunologist says he's found a key solution using artificial intelligence