Salma Nurmohamed

Salma Nurmohamed is a freelance journalist working in London, England. She was previously a Senior Producer and assignment editor with CBC News in Vancouver.

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Fully vaccinated Toronto nurse fears losing his job over getting the wrong vaccine

At Toronto General Hospital’s intensive care unit, Denis Varaka nursed the sickest COVID-19 patients back to health during the height of the pandemic. But he says he's now at risk of losing his job because he received two doses of a vaccine not approved by Health Canada — Russia's Sputnik V.

Mamma Mia, here they go again! Abba announces virtual concert, 1st new album in 40 years

Swedish pop group Abba announced Thursday that they will release a new album — their first in 40 years — and "perform" a concert as digital characters in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Overseas Canadians doubling up on COVID-19 vaccines despite health unknowns

While most Canadians are celebrating after their second COVID-19 vaccine doses, many expatriate Canadians living and working overseas are opting for third and fourth jabs. They say they've been left with little choice but to re-vaccinate if they want to return to Canada in future and avoid Canada's 14-day hotel and quarantine provisions. 

Vaccinated Canadians overseas frustrated that they were left out of new entry rules

Although the government says fully vaccinated Canadians may soon be allowed to skip the expensive initial hotel stay and 14-day entry quarantine when entering the country, that change appears to exclude Canadians living abroad who have been immunized with vaccines not approved by Health Canada.
In Depth

Character clash: Vancouver's next big real estate debate

As Vancouver embarks on a process that could lead to the preservation of more older homes in the city, Siobhan Murphy says the story of her Commercial Drive bungalow is a warning about taking the notion of character too far.

Vancouver's laneway love-in: Little homes, big success

Vancouver's laneway house program is now in its sixth year, with over 2,000 small homes built on existing properties around the city and other municipalities following the city's lead.

First-time homebuyers take hit with new mortgage rules

The B.C. Real Estate Association says the new mortgage rules announced this week will have a big impact on first-time homebuyers, most of whom are millennials.

Despite Vancouver's foreign buyer tax, it's proving to be a seller's market for townhomes

The Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board says October appears to be a seller's market for townhouses and other attached properties, two months after the foreign buyer real estate tax was brought in.

5,000 jobs gone in four months, says Vancouver Home Builders' Association

Professional builders say they're bracing for serious job losses over the next few months as the effect of the 15 per cent foreign buyers real estate tax penetrates the market.

Retiring South Surrey couple stuck with 2 mortgages after foreign buyer tax

As a long-time appliance shop owner, Joe Notting says if he did business like the provincial government has handled the foreign buyer tax, he would have had to close down years ago.

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