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AstraZeneca: COVID-19 vaccine 'highly effective' prevention

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90 per cent effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its rivals.

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Life-saving act of kindness prompts Saanich woman's book

“We were just babies!” Monique laughs while showing me a photo of her 21-year-old self smiling next to a friend. Monique seemed so happy in the picture, unaware that six months later she’d have lost track of how many days she’d been drinking.

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