COVID-19 update for April 17 to 18: All B.C. adults can register for vaccination this week | Dozen more B.C. flights added to exposure list | Hospitalizations hit record high

Credit to Author: Tiffany Crawford| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 18:17:43 +0000

Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.

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Budget 2021: Pressure on NDP government to fund post-pandemic recovery through spending on seniors' care, mental health and addictions treatment

Credit to Author: Katie DeRosa| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 15:15:24 +0000

Spending announcements also expected on housing, infrastructure

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IRCC launches online application portal for 7 immigration programs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 09:00:32 +0000

Some Canadian immigration programs have made the transition from paper-based to an online application process. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched an online permanent residence application portal on April 1. The immigration department has digitized the application process for a random selection of permanent residency applicants in the following seven programs: Non-Express Entry Provincial […]

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COVID-19 update for April 17 to 18: Hospitalizations hit record high | Beaches packed this weekend despite plea from officials not to gather | Ontario bans outdoor gatherings

Credit to Author: Tiffany Crawford| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 19:08:49 +0000

Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.

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COVID-19 symptoms life-changing for long-haulers: 'I don't know if I'm ever gonna be back to normal'

Credit to Author: Lori Culbert| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 15:00:27 +0000

Doctors still don’t know why some patients suffer debilitating fatigue and other life-changing symptoms months after contracting the virus.

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More essential workers may be allowed across border

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 09:00:21 +0000

The Canadian federal government is looking to consider more occupations as “essential work” in an effort to allow more workers to travel across the Canada-U.S. border during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Marc Garneau, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister. “We are specifically talking about different groups that would be potentially considered to be essential workers, that […]

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COVID-19: More than 1,000 new cases, record hospitalizations as B.C. faces delay in Moderna shipments

Credit to Author: Cheryl Chan| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 02:11:28 +0000

Shipments of Moderna vaccines to Canada will be slashed in half through the rest of April due to delays in production capacity, said the federal government. That delay, however, will be offset by eight million additional doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, which will start arriving in May.

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