'A long time coming': B.C. pharmacists welcome new prescription powers

Pharmacist Cathy Wang works at the 360Care Denman Pharmacy in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Starting Oct. 14, B.C. pharmacists will be able to administer more vaccines and renew prescriptions for up to a two-year period for people whose family doctors have retired or left their practices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck Pharmacist Cathy Wang works at the 360Care Denman Pharmacy in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Starting Oct. 14, B.C. pharmacists will be able to administer more vaccines and renew prescriptions for up to a two-year period for people whose family doctors have retired or left their practices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

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5 things to know for Thursday, December 8, 2022

A new bill on early learning and the child-care system is expected to be announced by Canada's families minister, Ottawa will be reviewing an RCMP contract with a company linked to the Chinese government, and what the latest Bank of Canada rate hike means for inflation and consumers. Here's what you need to know to start your day.