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Locals say drugstores are price gouging COVID-19 rapid tests. B.C. health officials weigh in

Locals say drugstores are price gouging COVID-19 rapid tests. B.C. health officials weigh in

Is over $125 too much to pay for five testing kits?
B.C. youth sports tournament to restart Feb. 1

B.C. youth sports tournament to restart Feb. 1

B.C. reported 6,931,175 rapid tests to date, said health minister Adrian Dix
COVID-19 patients in B.C. ICUs highest since October

COVID-19 patients in B.C. ICUs highest since October

B.C. acute-care wards are at 78.1% occupancy – far below pre-pandemic levels.
Contact tracing is no longer a viable option in B.C. due to Omicron. Here's what you need to do.

Contact tracing is no longer a viable option in B.C. due to Omicron. Here's what you need to do.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry explains what people need to do to stay safe.
B.C. extending COVID-19 vaccine card program to June 30

B.C. extending COVID-19 vaccine card program to June 30

Program was due to expire in days
The pandemic exposed the vulnerability of international students in Canada

The pandemic exposed the vulnerability of international students in Canada

There is an urgent need to understand international students’ unique vulnerabilities and to develop effective policy responses
B.C. man says he was left stranded in Cancun

B.C. man says he was left stranded in Cancun

On his return trip, this Kelowna man says he faced incompetence
B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations rise by 63 to record 987

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations rise by 63 to record 987

B.C. has 64 active outbreaks at health-care facilities and seniors' homes; one month ago there were two.
'I don't have time to pee:' Canadian teachers report burnout during pandemic

'I don't have time to pee:' Canadian teachers report burnout during pandemic

81 percent of surveyed teachers said they’re putting their students’ needs above their own, according to the Canadian Teachers' Federation
Fear of COVID-19 and fear of change are dangerously intertwined for 2022

Fear of COVID-19 and fear of change are dangerously intertwined for 2022

Overcoming this fear requires personal empowerment and knowledge. But the trick is defining whose power and what knowledge