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BC’s largest immunization ever & a daily high record for new COVID cases

According to Dr. Richard Stanwick, Island Health’s chief medical officer, we are in the midst of “the largest and most complex immunization effort in the history of our province.”

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Parents and teachers push for masks to be mandated in BC

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Many B.C. teachers and parents are incredulous the province isn’t mandating masks in classrooms, especially as new COVID-19 variants begin to crop up in school settings.

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COVID Face masks: Finding it hard to hear?

Yona Harvey, Smiths Falls News Record, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

When Renfrew resident Christina Edgar visited the emergency department a few weeks ago, the doctor asked questions, but Edgar couldn’t understand a word.

“The doctor was impossible to understand through her mask and face shield,” she said, so the doctor finally wrote questions on a piece of paper.

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Campbell Riverites Must Wear masks on buses

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

BC Transit is making sure that Campbell Riverites have no excuse to not have masks on buses. On Thursday, Aug. 20, masks will be handed out to passengers in the Campbell River Transit system at two locations – the Community Centre and the Highway 19A/Erickson Exchange – between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

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