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Coronavirus: Okanagan hockey mom missing watching her sons play – Okanagan

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Spectator-less games are part of the new sports landscape now. And up and down the Okanagan, some minor hockey parents are feeling frozen out because they can’t watch their kids play. One dedicated hockey mom in Vernon, Rhonda Catt, is picking up where her late husband left off regarding …

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COVID-19: Coalition sounds call for mandatory masks at Vancouver’s civic facilities – BC

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The push is on for Vancouver to become the next Lower Mainland city to require face masks in civic facilities. Masks4BC — a coalition of doctors, academics and other health-care professionals — has penned a letter to city council urging them to support Coun. Sarah Kirby-Yung’s motion for mandatory …

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B.C. reports 167 new COVID-19 cases, one new death

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B.C. recorded another 167 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and one new death. Tuesday marked the fifth consecutive day when the province reported more than 150 new cases. 1:23 Dr. Henry: BC is in its second wave Dr. Henry: BC is in its second wave There are 1,688 …

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Coronavirus: Okanagan group fighting stress of COVID-19 pandemic with tai chi – Okanagan

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In a park on Dilworth Mountain in Kelowna, Jacquie Myers leads a group of six women in the ancient Chinese martial art of tai chi. Tai chi combines a number of natural movements with relaxation and breathing to generate physical and mental health. Myers is an instructor at Kelowna’s Canadian …

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Big demand in B.C. for seniors’ high-dose flu shot

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The demand for a high-dose flu vaccine intended for people over the age of 65 has doctors’ offices and pharmacies in B.C. handing out doses almost as fast as they can stock them. Fluzone HD has four times the amount of antigens than a regular flu shot. Dr. Alex …

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B.C.’s top doctor to provide Monday COVID-19 update

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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is set to update B.C.’s latest COVID-19 statistics on Monday afternoon. Story continues below advertisement The number of active cases climbed again to 1,513, the province said, while another 3,713 people were isolating due to potential exposure. Seventy-two people were in hospital, 26 of …

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Anti-mask protesters descend on Vancouver for 2nd day of ‘mega freedom rally’

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Several hundred people gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s north plaza on Sunday for the second day of an anti-mask “mega freedom rally.” It came after Vancouver police estimated 1,000 or more people attended a similar rally and march on Saturday. Attendees listened to speeches decrying what they called …

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COVID-19 outbreak declared, 13 infected at Surrey meat processing plant

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Health officials declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a Surrey meat processing plant on Sunday. Fraser Health says 13 workers have tested positive for the new coronavirus at J&L Beef Ltd. at 17565 65A Ave. It says there is evidence the virus was transmitted at the workplace. The first case …

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Anti-mask protesters cause disturbance on B.C. ferry, cause unloading delay

Anti-mask protesters cause disturbance on B.C. ferry, cause unloading delay

A group of anti-mask protesters has been banned from BC Ferries for the rest of the day after causing a disturbance on a morning sailing from Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay. The incident happened on the 8:30 a.m. sailing of the Queen of Oak Bay, according to BC Ferries spokesperson …

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Vancouver moves ahead with pay hikes for city managers amid pandemic – BC

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Global News has learned that just one day after Vancouver homeowners submitted their property taxes, city management received new merit-based pay hikes. The raises, which kicked in Oct. 1, applied to qualified exempt staff, such as managers and non-union workers. Read more: Vancouver council approves quarter-billion dollar capital budget …

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