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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COVID-19 variants could see B.C. set new ICU record by early April: data expert

COVID-19 variants could see B.C. set new ICU record by early April: data expert

Experts are warning that British Columbia’s recent surge in new COVID-19 cases could see record pressure on B.C.’s hospitals as new variants of concern take hold in the community.On Friday, B.C. reported 908 new cases of the virus, the

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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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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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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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Study to probe level of COVID-19 transmission in Vancouver schools

Study to probe level of COVID-19 transmission in Vancouver schools

Researchers in British Columbia are hoping to get a better understanding of just how much COVID-19 transmission is actually happening in schools.“A lot of what we know is based on I would say anecdotal data,” said Dr. Pascal Lavoie

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His toddler caught COVID-19 at daycare. He says now’s the time for B.C. to use rapid tests

His toddler caught COVID-19 at daycare. He says now’s the time for B.C. to use rapid tests

A Vancouver father whose toddler contracted COVID-19 at a Burnaby daycare says B.C. needs to deploy rapid testing now and to shift strategies before variants of the virus take over.Andrew Longhurst is frustrated his son’s case may also be

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B.C. reports whopping 547 COVID-19 cases in Whistler so far this year

B.C. reports whopping 547 COVID-19 cases in Whistler so far this year

The resort community of Whistler has become one of B.C.’s COVID-19 hotspots.Health officials revealed on Friday that the community had recorded 547 known cases of the virus between Jan. 1 and Feb. 2 — a figure Health Minister Adrian

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B.C. health officials to provide latest COVID-19 update on Monday

B.C. health officials to provide latest COVID-19 update on Monday

British Columbia health officials will provide the latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday afternoon.Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will announce the past three days’ cases and deaths at a press conference scheduled

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