Pandemic takes tragic toll on international students with rising deaths by suicide: report

Pandemic takes tragic toll on international students with rising deaths by suicide: report

International students are being pushed to the brink during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the mounting pressures have led to a rise in death by suicide cases across Canada, according to a report by the nonprofit One Voice Canada.“It’s a

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Canucks in crisis with 16 players now on COVID-19 protocol list

Canucks in crisis with 16 players now on COVID-19 protocol list

The Vancouver Canucks’ health woes worsened again on Sunday, as the number of players entering the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol climbed to 16.Three members of the coaching staff are also believed to have entered the protocol.Canucks games have been suspended

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List of recent flights through British Columbia with COVID-19 exposures

List of recent flights through British Columbia with COVID-19 exposures

Global News is tracking reported potential COVID-19 exposures on flights through British Columbia’s airports.Since March 27 2020,  health officials have not directly contacted travellers who were potentially exposed to the coronavirus on a flight, and have instead published updates

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COVID: Sweeping new restrictions in place including in-person dining at B.C. bars and restaurants

COVID: Sweeping new restrictions in place including in-person dining at B.C. bars and restaurants

The B.C. government has announced substantial new restrictions in an attempt to cut down COVID-19 transmission.The new public health orders are effective midnight, Tuesday, March 30, 2021.“COVID-19 continues to create challenges for people and businesses throughout B.C., and we

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B.C.’s top doctor hints at changes to COVID-19 restrictions around youth sports

B.C.’s top doctor hints at changes to COVID-19 restrictions around youth sports

B.C.’s top doctor says there may be changes to restrictions around youth sports by the end of the next month, but noted there have been COVID-19 clusters linked to youth sports settings.Since November, a provincial health order allows for

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List of recent flights through British Columbia with COVID-19 exposures

List of recent flights through British Columbia with COVID-19 exposures

Global News is tracking reported potential COVID-19 exposures on flights through British Columbia’s airports.Since March 27 2020,  health officials have not directly contacted travellers who were potentially exposed to the coronavirus on a flight, and have instead published updates

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COVID-19: B.C. Supreme Court upholds provincial ban on in-person religious services

COVID-19: B.C. Supreme Court upholds provincial ban on in-person religious services

The B.C. Supreme Court has dismissed a legal challenge to the province’s restrictions on in-person religious gatherings.Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson released the judgment Thursday.In the 60-page decision, Hinkson found that while provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry’s ban on

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List of recent flights through British Columbia with COVID-19 exposures

List of recent flights through British Columbia with COVID-19 exposures

Global News is tracking reported potential COVID-19 exposures on flights through British Columbia’s airports.Since March 27 2020,  health officials have not directly contacted travellers who were potentially exposed to the coronavirus on a flight, and have instead published updates

Read More List of recent flights through British Columbia with COVID-19 exposures

Why is B.C. on its 1st age group when Alberta is opening vaccination to anyone 65+?

Why is B.C. on its 1st age group when Alberta is opening vaccination to anyone 65+?

Why will all Alberta seniors be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine Monday, the same day British Columbia begins giving out its first doses to seniors aged 90 and over who live outside long-term care?It’s a question that’s been peppering

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Metro Vancouver residents trashed more than 500 million pieces of PPE last year, report finds

Metro Vancouver residents trashed more than 500 million pieces of PPE last year, report finds

A new report is offering insight into how much additional trash is ending up in Metro Vancouver landfills amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The report, tabled Friday by Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Committee, found that an estimated 528 million items of

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