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U.K. authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

Drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech said Wednesday they've won permission for emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine in Britain, the world's first coronavirus shot that's backed by rigorous science -- and a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic.

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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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