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State of emergency extended to continue B.C.’s COVID-19 response

VICTORIA – The Province of British Columbia has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act (EPA) to support the Province’s COVID-19 pandemic response. The state of emergency is extended through the end of the day on March 16, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 20211 Views

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More than 24,000 Indigenous people in 113 B.C. communities have received COVID-19 vaccine as Phase 2 begins – CBC

Mar 03, 2021 As the B.C. government enters Phase 2 of its COVID-19 vaccination plan, thousands of Indigenous people in rural and remote communities are celebrating getting their first and second dose of the vaccine. But it’s not without mishaps including what leaders call a lack communication, racism and outstanding questions about vaccinating urban community […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 20211 Views

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Vancouver Island parents to benefit from new child care spaces

March 2, 2021 VICTORIA – Families on Vancouver Island will soon have access to nearly 340 new licensed child care spaces as part of the Province’s ongoing commitment to increasing access to child care through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. “Having access to child care is fundamental for people to be able to take advantage […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 20215 Views

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FNHA: Phase 2 of COVID-19 Immunizations Opens Appointments for Indigenous People Age 65 and Older

As of March 8, all Indigenous people in BC age 65 or older will be able to register for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment as part of the province’s next rollout of vaccination clinics. Registration will take place for appointments for first doses of vaccine. Immunization clinic locations will be confirmed at time of booking, with […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 20216 Views

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IH praised for Indigenous sensitivity – pentictonherald.ca

Health-care workers have reacted with compassion and sensitivity when treating Indigenous people with COVID-19 and drug overdoses, a Westbank First Nation councillor says. “I want to give some recognition to Interior Health for establishing a better communication line and relationship with WFN,” Jordan Coble said at a meeting last week of the Central Okanagan Regional […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 20213 Views

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B.C. moves to Phase 2 of COVID-19 immunization plan, protects seniors

March 1, 2021 VICTORIA – More than 400,000 people in British Columbia will be immunized from March to early April as the Province moves into Phase 2 of the largest immunization rollout in B.C.’s history. “At every step of the way, we are putting the health and safety of British Columbians first,” said Premier John […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 20216 Views

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Heiltsuk Tribal Council: Urgent Communication Regarding COVID-19: Lockdown

We have been notified of a positive test result for COVID19 on Denny Island. Contact Tracing is beginning now. We are unsure whether there are cases in Bella Bella but this remains a possibility. At this time we need to go into lockdown while our contact tracer will be working hard to ensure that all potential […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 20215 Views

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City of Vancouver: Council approves temporary parklet to support community managed alcohol program

Council approves temporary parklet to support community managed alcohol program “This pilot project is, in a way, an example of unlikely allies working together over many months and through difficult conversations to arrive at a new way forward. Theodora Lamb, Executive Director of the Strathcona Business Improvement Association” In order to provide a safe space […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 202114 Views

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Advisory to the Residents of Lax Kw’alaams COVID-19 Advisory #27

The Lax Kw’aaams Band has been monitoring the situation in Prince Rupert and there has been an increase of COVID cases over these past two weeks.  There are no cases of COVID in the community.   The Emergency Measures Committee (EMC) met on February 10, 2021. The EMC decided that: 1)  Lax Kw’alaams remains on lockdown […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 202113 Views

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They wouldn’t do anything’: Indigenous woman who lost baby alleges negligence, racism in B.C. hospitals – CTV News

TORONTO — An Indigenous woman in northern British Columbia is speaking out after she was allegedly mistreated at two hospitals while in labour, which she says lead to the death of her baby daughter. In an interview with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, Sarah Morrison from Haisla Nation said she was denied proper care at […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202110 Views

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