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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
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
Majority of Squamish respondents have had COVID, or know someone who has: Poll

Majority of Squamish respondents have had COVID, or know someone who has: Poll

About 80% of those who answered the survey have had COVID, or know someone who has.
Dr. Bonnie Henry extends orders on gatherings, events, and restaurants in B.C.

Dr. Bonnie Henry extends orders on gatherings, events, and restaurants in B.C.

The BC Vaccine Card Program will continue to cover events of all sizes.
About 97% of required District of Squamish workers vaccinated

About 97% of required District of Squamish workers vaccinated

Muni predicts about 3% of those impacted by its vaccination mandate remain unvaccinated.
B.C. orders all school staff to report vaccination status

B.C. orders all school staff to report vaccination status

Failure to comply with the order would be considered an offence under B.C.'s Public Health Act