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B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall amid period of 'relative ease'

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall amid period of 'relative ease'

Health experts still warn of possible summer and fall COVID-19 waves.
Discover Squamish: Two new foodie options in Squamish

Discover Squamish: Two new foodie options in Squamish

'I've worked in hospitality for more than 30 years and I think just the [industry has] gone through an incredible transformation. It will get better, but there were the 'before times' for hospitality and then there is now. The entire industry has changed – overnight. I honestly don't believe it will ever be the same again.'
Editorial: EV, not so easy — but worth it

Editorial: EV, not so easy — but worth it

My partner and I have wanted to kick our fossil fuel addiction for many years.  
Opinion:  Pivoting from pandemic social media polarization

Opinion: Pivoting from pandemic social media polarization

'That’s part of the injustice of online division, is it’s the people who care that end up with a target on their backs. The people willing to stick their heads up over the parapets to voice an opinion.'
Vaccine hesitancy among immigrants increases risk of health disparities

Vaccine hesitancy among immigrants increases risk of health disparities

Migrants rights organization combats vaccine hesitancy by advocating for all migrants regardless of status.
Washington State offers COVID-19 booster loophole for older B.C. adults

Washington State offers COVID-19 booster loophole for older B.C. adults

Some Canadians age 50 to 70 are seeking a second COVID-19 booster in Washington State.
Discover Squamish: This boomtown is a beer town

Discover Squamish: This boomtown is a beer town

Squamish Beer Festival is back on June 25.
Discover Squamish: Businesses that opened or expanded during uncertain pandemic times

Discover Squamish: Businesses that opened or expanded during uncertain pandemic times

Businesses that have opened or expanded during these extraordinary two years each have their unique stories, but they also have shared experiences of risk rewarded and dreams pursued.
B.C. government gives libraries $8-million boost for COVID relief

B.C. government gives libraries $8-million boost for COVID relief

Public libraries across B.C. will receive $8 million in COVID-19 recovery funding, Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen announced Tuesday.
Second Omicron wave has peaked: B.C. COVID-19 Modelling Group

Second Omicron wave has peaked: B.C. COVID-19 Modelling Group

“What we are seeing — which is great news — is signs that the BA.2 wave is declining."