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Alberta – Open for Summer Lottery for first and second doses

Monday, June 14, 2021
To enter, you simply need to have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and register online at Registration opens June 14 and closes one week after 70 per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose. Specific dates and deadlines will be posted on the website once Alberta enters Stage 3 of the Open for Summer Plan. continue reading

B.C. prepares to safely move to Step 2 of its restart plan

Monday, June 14, 2021
Beginning on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, British Columbia will take the next step in safely bringing people back together, transitioning into Step 2 of BC’s Restart plan, including lifting restrictions on travel within B.C.  continue reading

Vitamin D deficiency may increase risk for opioid addiction, MGH study suggests

Monday, June 14, 2021
“If vitamin D deficiency is present in mice, all of the key opioid responses like dependency and withdrawals and pain thresholds are exaggerated,” Fisher said. continue reading

Healthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer Outcomes

Friday, June 11, 2021
He wasn't involved in the new research, but called it "an important study, as it shows the significance of sufficient vitamin D levels towards improving long-term survival for breast cancer patients." Because these findings were presented at a medical meeting, they should be considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. continue reading

BC – ICBC issues second COVID-19 rebate

Friday, June 11, 2021
ICBC will start distributing rebates averaging $120 per policy in mid-July, returning approximately $350 million in additional rebates to 2.94 million customers. This builds on the first COVID-19 rebate of $600 million for a total of $950 million. continue reading

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