B.C.

Coronavirus: B.C. positivity rate ‘concerning’, but threshold for restrictions not useful, says SFU epidemiologist

Coronavirus: B.C. positivity rate ‘concerning’, but threshold for restrictions not useful, says SFU epidemiologist

A mathematician and epidemiologist at Simon Fraser University says she’s watching BC’s COVID-19 positivity rate closely — but it may not be a good comparison against places like New York, which has implemented harsh restrictions, including closing schools, after crossing a threshold of 3 per cent positivity. B.C.’s seven-day …

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‘There’s plenty of toilet paper to go around’: Kruger Products says no need to hoard during pandemic – BC

‘There’s plenty of toilet paper to go around’: Kruger Products says no need to hoard during pandemic - BC

Stretching along the Fraser River in New Westminster, B.C., Kruger Products’ mill was operating at near full capacity before the novel coronavirus pandemic. Now, its two paper machines and nine converting units are running full tilt to try and meet the increased demand for its signature item — Purex 2-Ply …

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Coronavirus: Kelowna residents applaud health-care workers – Okanagan

Coronavirus: Kelowna residents applaud health-care workers - Okanagan

The sounds of sirens, pots, pans and clapping filled the air this weekend to pay tribute to our health-care workers who are working hard to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “We are here to support everyone in that building right now. A lot of them are my friends and I …

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‘This is unprecedented’: B.C.’s hotel industry takes a huge hit during coronavirus crisis

‘This is unprecedented’: B.C.’s hotel industry takes a huge hit during coronavirus crisis

As tourism has tumbled amid the COVID-19 crisis, waves of hotels across B.C. have emptied of guests and then shuttered their doors. “Every day has been a little bit more surreal, quite honestly,” Eldorado Resort general manager Brent Lavery said. “The morning that we wake up to today, tomorrow is …

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