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BC Cuts COVID Restrictions. Critics Say It’s Dangerous

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

British Columbia will drop its major remaining COVID-19 protective measures Friday despite modelling suggesting a sixth wave could send 100  new people to hospital each day by mid-May.

Provincial health officer  Dr. Bonnie Henry also said today that second booster shots will be  available to older and vulnerable people to boost waning immunity.

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BC Outlines Plan to Begin Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

British Columbia’s indoor mask mandate and vaccine card will remain in place as the province begins to ease pandemic public health orders on  Thursday and transition to a strategy focused on personal risk  management.

The Omicron variant, which  took hold amid loosened public health measures and drove the province’s  fifth wave of COVID-19, is waning enough to look at a less “restrictive”  means of pandemic management, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie  Henry said Tuesday.

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Myth busted: Trudeau is not being sued for crimes against humanity

Upon entering a Cortes Island store recently, I was informed that Prime Minister Trudeau, the Pope, Queen of England and a number of other prominent world figures are being sued for crimes against humanity. 

“That’s something they don’t tell you,” said my informant, knowingly. “You don’t shut the world down because of a cold.”

She was misinformed on both counts.

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Rapid tests distributed to communities across BC

By Melissa Renwick, Ha-Shilth-Sa, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

British Columbia has plans to expand its inventory and distribution of rapid COVID-19 tests that can be used at home by individuals experiencing symptoms of the virus. 

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As Omicron spreads, the number of unreported COVID cases keeps growing ( local data)

According to the provincial government’s Daily Update, there are now at least 3,906 active COVID cases on Vancouver Island. This statistic is low. The number of people who are believed to have COVID and gone into self isolation, but have not yet been tested, is growing

“As many people have noted in the past few weeks, we reached our capacity both from testing,  from the lab equipment, from the personnel and the reagents,” said BC Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry on Friday. 

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