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B.C.’s top doctor toughens tone on masks in public: ‘It is now the expectation’

B.C.’s top doctor toughens tone on masks in public: ‘It is now the expectation’

It’s not an order, but British Columbia’s top doctor has toughened her tone on wearing masks in public places to try and stop the spread of COVID-19. At her Monday briefing, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry asked residents to always wear a mask when visiting an indoor public …

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Chilliwack private school closed due to COVID-19 exposures

Chilliwack private school closed due to COVID-19 exposures

A private Chilliwack Christian school has been forced to close its doors due to COVID-19 exposures. Mount Cheam Christian School is the second B.C. school that has been forced to close after self-isolation requirements due to potential exposures left them short-staffed. Fraser Health’s school exposure website lists just a …

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B.C. health officials to provide Thursday COVID-19 update

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British Columbia health officials are scheduled to provide their latest update on the province’s COVID-19 response at 3 p.m. PT, Thursday. Global News will stream the briefing live here, on our Facebook page and carry it on BC1. On Wednesday, the province reported a record 203 new cases of …

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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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B.C. reports 155 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death

B.C. reports 155 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death

British Columbia announced 155 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death on Friday. In a written statement, health officials said the number of active cases climbed again to 1,513, while another 3,713 people were isolating due to potential exposure. Most of the cases were in the Lower Mainland: …

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B.C. confirms first case of rare inflammatory syndrome in children linked to COVID-19

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British Columbia has confirmed its first case of a rare inflammatory illness in children linked to COVID-19. At her Thursday briefing, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, known as MIS-C, involved a child younger than five who had since recovered …

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Turkey to go: B.C. restaurants offer takeout Thanksgiving dinners amid COVID-19

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Thanksgiving at Irish Heather is usually a bustling event. The Vancouver gastropub is well known for its “long table dinners,” a series of dining events it extends to Thanksgiving when it hosts a pair of meals, each feeding more than 100 diners. This year, with COVID-19 restrictions in effect, …

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Canadian couple forced to quarantine at home after being denied entry at U.S. border

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A Canadian couple has found themselves in quarantine, and at risk of losing their residency in Mexico, after a mishap at the U.S. border. Barbara Moller and John Granthowse own property in La Paz, where they usually spend half the year. On Thursday, the Inveremere, B.C., couple loaded up …

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B.C. reports 115 new cases of COVID-19 as total cases near 10,000

B.C. reports 115 new cases of COVID-19 as total cases near 10,000

British Columbia reported 115 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, as its total number of cases since the pandemic began edged towards 10,000. In a written statement, health officials said the number of people who have died of the novel coronavirus remained unchanged at 244. Click here to view …

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B.C. reports 98 new COVID-19 cases, one new death as active cases dip again

B.C. reports 98 new COVID-19 cases, one new death as active cases dip again

British Columbia reported 98 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death on Friday. Active cases trended downward for the third consecutive day, with health officials reporting 1,349 in a written statement. Click here to view data » The number of active cases was revised to have dropped significantly …

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