Restrictions on worship, travel, and indoor dining continue

BC expands vaccine registration to all adults

As for how long the new restrictions would be in effect, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said it would last at least until - and up to the end of - the May long weekend.

Premier John Horgan says the province's goal is to restrict people's ability to leave their health authority.

Signs discouraging travel will be posted at the border between Alberta and British Columbia.

"This will be conducted through random audits, not unlike roadside stops for counterattack during the Christmas season", Horgan said.

"They will be susceptible to all travelers, not just a few".

However, the province is prepared to bring in a public health order banning all non-essential travel if people do not voluntarily follow the restrictions to reduce the burden on overwhelmed hospital staff, Horgan said.

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The FBI said agents had questioned Hole previous year after his mother called police to say her son might commit "suicide by cop". "During Thursday's incident, the suspect, Brandon Hole, was witnessed using assault rifles in the assault".

"They will be random and there will be a fine given to anyone traveling outside of their region without a legitimate reason".

Last winter, the first death from COVID-19 in Canada was also reported in B.C., an elderly man living at the Lynn Valley Care Centre.

Doctor Henry says the provincial curve is slowly trending downwards, meaning the measures are beginning to have an effect. "I continue to hope that the situation will soon improve, so that we can once again resume in person worship, which is so necessary to us as a sacramental Church".

The province also expanded eligibility for the AstraZeneca vaccine to everyone 40 and up, with Henry and Dix noting an alarming spike in hospitalizations among the 40 to 59 age group.

In addition, AstraZeneca will also be used to curb transmission in communities with high caseloads, including Dawson Creek, to complement the pharmacy-based program.

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