State of emergency prompted by B.C. wildfires extended two more weeks

The Nk'Mip Creek fire north of Osoyoos, B.C., is seen from the RCMP perimeter on Monday, July 19, 2021. (Kyle Murray) The Nk'Mip Creek fire north of Osoyoos, B.C., is seen from the RCMP perimeter on Monday, July 19, 2021. (Kyle Murray)

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Health Canada authorizes new names for COVID-19 vaccines

Health Canada has authorized brand name changes for three COVID-19 vaccines. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will now be named Comirnaty, the Moderna vaccine will be named SpikeVax, and the AstraZeneca vaccine will be named Vaxzevria, Health Canada said in a tweet Thursday.