BC not suspending vaccine mandate for public sector, health-care workers

BC not suspending vaccine mandate for public sector, health-care workers

British Columbia will continue with a requirement for workers in public service jobs to be vaccinated, which is a departure from what is being done at the federal level. The decision by the province will ensure everyone working in hospitals and long-term care is vaccinated against COVID-19. The mandate also includes government workers and liquor … Read more

More than 225,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine set to expire in BC in July

More than 225,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine set to expire in BC in July

The BC government will not make major changes to its vaccination policy, even though more than 225,000 doses COVID-19 vaccine are set to expire at the end of July. The province is focused on reaching more than 1 million British Columbians currently eligible for a third shot, rather than changing eligibility requirements for a fourth … Read more

Here’s what is changing with Canada’s COVID travel vaccine rules

Here’s what is changing with Canada’s COVID travel vaccine rules

Starting Monday, travelers will no longer have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to board a plane or train in Canada. In an announcement last week, the government unveiled plans to suspend vaccine mandates for both domestic and international travellers, as well as crown-regulated transportation workers and federal government employees. It was well-received … Read more

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky Signs Off on COVID-19 Vaccines For Children Older Than Six Months

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky Signs Off on COVID-19 Vaccines For Children Older Than Six Months

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky gave her seal of approval on COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months or older on Saturday, meaning children can immediately begin to get vaccinated. The decision follows the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices unanimous vote to recommend vaccines for children older than six months. Parents have been waiting for nearly … Read more

Canada’s COVID-19 travel rules: What’s changing this summer? – National

Canada’s COVID-19 travel rules: What’s changing this summer?  – National

Traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been the easiest of experiences for many Canadians. With border restrictions constantly changing, it has been challenging at times to keep up. However, with summer around the corner, many travel restrictions have dropped with declining COVID-19 activity, potentially making traveling more appealing despite massive delays at airports and at … Read more

Seniors, renters and low-income workers to get financial boost

Seniors, renters and low-income workers to get financial boost

Millions of Canadians will get more money this year from the federal government as part of its plan to fight inflation, including a $500 payment for almost one million renters, and up to $766 more for more than three million seniors. Deputy prime minister and minister of finance Chrystia Freeland announced Thursday an $8.9 billion … Read more

Women concerned workplace accommodations won’t last: poll

Women concerned workplace accommodations won’t last: poll

As businesses across the country issue back-to-office notices to employees, nearly half of Canadian working women say they may quit their jobs if working from home at least part of the time is not an option, a report from The Prosperity Project found. The project, founded to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on … Read more

Got COVID-19 again? What you need to know about reinfections – National

Got COVID-19 again?  What you need to know about reinfections – National

Toronto resident Leshae Moses has been infected with COVID-19 four times. The 22-year-old personal support worker says she was reinfected with the virus despite being fully vaccinated. But she is not worried about catching it again. “I think I’ll be okay,” Moses said. Even as new COVID-19 cases in Canada are declining, the highly-transmissible Omicron … Read more

Airport chaos could get worse as Ottawa removes vaccine mandates

Airport chaos could get worse as Ottawa removes vaccine mandates

OTTAWA—“Science” — not politics or airport delays — is the reason the Liberal government gave for why it has finally halted — or “suspended” — federal vaccine mandates starting next Monday. Yet if politics is the art of the possible, politics were definitely in play. Some Liberal MPs say caucus pressure played a role. Cabinet … Read more

Liberal MP apologizes for coarse language on Instagram

Liberal MP apologizes for coarse language on Instagram

OTTAWA — Liberal MP Adam van Koeverden has issued a mea culpa after it surfaced on social media that he swore at a woman on Instagram who contacted him about her opposition to COVID-19 vaccination mandates. “Last week, I let my emotions get the better of me and I responded in an unacceptable way to … Read more