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Trudeau announces US border opening while cases remain low

On Monday July 19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that August 9 is slated as the starting date for allowing fully vaccinated U.S. citizens into Canada for non-essential travel.

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COVID 19 reappears in North Vancouver Island

There are currently four confirmed active cases of COVID-19 on North Vancouver Island, at least three of them situated in the Greater Campbell River Local Health Area.

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Cortes Island stores celebrate Canada Day

Cortes Island stores celebrated Canada Day, but not because of the nation’s Confederation 154 years ago. 

British Columbia began step three of its restart plan. Face masks are no longer mandatory. People can gather in larger numbers and go to restaurants.

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BC’s death rate triples during heat wave

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

At minimum, 486 sudden deaths occurred over the past five days in B.C. after dangerously high temperatures gripped coastal and Lower Mainland communities in an unprecedented heat wave this week.

The number is only preliminary, said chief coroner Lisa Lapointe on Wednesday, adding the toll represents a nearly 200 per cent increase over the 165 deaths that would normally occur in the province in the same time period.

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Greater Campbell River: before and after vaccinations

North Island Medical Health OfficerDr Charmine Enns recently gave Campbell River’s city council an overview of the pandemic’s impact on the Greater Campbell River Health Area, before and after vaccinations.

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