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BC parents look to US pharmacies to find COVID vaccines for under-12 kids

By Brishti Basu
Nov 17, 2021

Children in BC are expected to be able to get vaccinated before the holiday season, but pharmacies in Washington are already vaccinating Canadian kids

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Inside the COVID isolation units for unhoused patients in Victoria

Cubicles, no showers, and fluorescent lights all day long

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‘This was the worst case scenario’: No plan for COVID-positive unhoused people in Victoria

By Brishti Basu
Sep 29, 2021

Bylaw officers seized tents and supplies for sick people, while authorities wring hands over lack of options

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Leaked documents show 225 COVID-19 cases among Victoria’s unsheltered population

By Brishti Basu
Sep 23, 2021

The cases span 22 temporary housing facilities and include at least 20 people with no fixed address. Island Health has not declared an outbreak

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COVID cases surge in Victoria temporary housing—but residents and staff say they have only ‘whispers and rumours’ for information

One housing worker says facilities aren’t prepared for outbreaks. The province, meanwhile, has released no information

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UPDATED: What the BC vaccine card is—and what it isn't

With the province finalizing plans, here's what to expect with the new vaccine requirement

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Emboldened by social media, Victoria businesses vow to fight vaccine passport

By Brishti Basu
Sep 1, 2021

A lawsuit has been launched with “no chance” of winning while some clamour for horse medicine

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The beginning of Vancouver Island’s fourth wave is here

By Brishti Basu
Aug 5, 2021

Every new case on the Island has for weeks been the faster-spreading Delta variant. Here's what that means