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    Health order will allow dentists, pharmacy technicians, paramedics, retired nurses, and midwives to administer vaccine

    February 23, 2021

    Tuesday COVID-19 updateIsland Health continues to fare poorly in terms of recent pandemic numbers. 39 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the past 24 hours and one more death. There are 260 active cases currently and so far there have been 23 deaths in our region. Health orders lay the groundwork for mass vaccination clinicsThe Provincial Health officer has issued a new health order, ... more

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    Nanaimo City Council approves Health and Housing Task Force recommendations

    February 23, 2021

    Mayor emphasizes cost will not be borne by the city aloneIt's been more than a year in the making, but Nanaimo City Council has approved the recommendations from its Health and Housing Task Force. The plan includes the creation of a funders' table, made up of representatives from groups like BC Housing, Island Health, Vancouver Island University, the City of Nanaimo, Snuneymuxw First Nation and ot ... more

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    Ombudsperson: Complaints process gaps in BC's Police Act must be filled by legislative committee

    February 22, 2021

    Monday COVID-19 updateCOVID-19 cases counts spiked in the Island Health region over the weekend, with 99 new cases reported since Friday. 63 are on the Central Island, 13 in the south and 23 in the north. 16 people are in hospital and one Islander, a member of the Cowichan Tribes has died. So far in the pandemic, 24 islanders have died from COVID-19.Vaccination delayed for Cowichan TribesMeanwhile ... more

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    Secrecy surrounding Site C drives call for the release of information regarding its status

    February 22, 2021

    Legal petitions filed by West Moberly First Nation regarding Site CThe former chair of the Joint Review Panel into Site C says it's time to draw back the veil of secrecy surrounding the ten and a half-billion-dollar project, the largest ever in BC's history. Harry Swain says the cost of the project represents twice the amount of revenue it will collect over twenty years. He points out BC Hydro has ... more

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    Seniors over 80 to be vaccinated in B.C. by the end of March

    February 19, 2021

    Friday COVID-19 updateThere are 22 new cases of COVID-19 in the Island Health region. Province-wide, there has been another large increase with 508 new cases and six more deaths.Vaccination will lead to increased access to family in long-term careBC's Minister of Health says despite vaccine delays, the province will immunize all citizens over the age of 80 by the end of March. Adrian Dix says star ... more

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