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Canadian regulators approve AstraZeneca vaccine

Health Canada gives the nod to third vaccine against COVID-19

Construction spending continues to cool in B.C.

December building investment data highlighted the drag of construction on B.C.’s real economy in 2020. The combination of soft demand for pre-sale condominiums in recent years and fewer projects in...

Surrey city council approves 2.3% salary hike for itself

Despite its pandemic pay raise, Surrey council members have lower pay than similar B.C. cities

Second vaccine doses exceed first doses as shipments ramp up

Second doses have been delayed for weeks amid ongoing vaccine shortages

B.C. COVID-19 deaths spike to 10 in past day

The province's death toll from the virus had been trending lower during the past two weeks

Pfizer’s April vaccine shipments set to exceed total doses received to date

Pfizer to ship 769k vaccine doses first two weeks of April, federal official confirms

Lawyer’s report ‘inadmissable’ in conflict case involving Vancouver councillor

Green Party Coun. Michael Wiebe in court this week to learn whether he will keep his job

Vaccination plan should prioritize workers, not just older people: SFU researchers

Infection models by SFU analysts show COVID-19 can be better managed by targeting younger, at-risk people, thus benefiting seniors by reducing community transmission

B.C.'s COVID-19 death count stays low, as vaccination roll-out stays slow

Two new deaths from the virus were identified overnight after one such death was recorded yesterday