Tag Archives: BC COVID-19

Woman in Nelson, B.C. suffers heart attack after being spit upon by man refusing to wear mask

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A hotel worker in Nelson, B.C., suffered a heart attack shortly after a confrontation with a patron who refused to wear a mask and wouldn’t leave the hotel’s coffee shop. Rob Little, manager of The Adventure Hotel, says it happened last Friday when their accountant was called to help deal …

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B.C.’s seniors advocate calls for COVID-19 rapid testing at long-term care homes

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B.C.’s advocate for seniors says there should be rapid COVID-19 testing for all staff members at long-term care homes. Isobel Mackenzie says new measures need to be considered amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and rapid tests, which provide results in as little as 15 minutes, can …

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More record-breaking numbers as B.C. reports 717 new COVID-19 cases, 11 new deaths

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The number of COVID-19 cases in B.C. continues to soar, as the province reported a record-high 717 new cases of the virus on Tuesday, along with 11 new deaths. Tuesday marks the first time B.C.’s daily total of new COVID-19 cases topped 700. 3:42 Lower Mainland residents urged to …

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Actor Richard Schiff from ‘The Good Doctor’ hospitalized with COVID-19

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Actor Richard Schiff, from the Vancouver-shot show The Good Doctor, has been hospitalized with COVID-19. Schiff confirmed on Twitter that he tested positive for the virus on Nov. 3. His wife, Shiela Kelley, who also appears on The Good Doctor, and their son also contracted the coronavirus. On Election …

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

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B.C. health officials are set to release three days of COVID-19 data on Monday. During its last update, the province reported new all-time highs for single-day case growth and hospitalizations. Read more: B.C. breaks records again with 617 new COVID-19 cases, 167 in hospital (Nov. 13) In a written …

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As COVID-19 cases surge in B.C., why aren’t masks mandatory?

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many British Columbians have become accustomed to not leaving their home without a mask. Face coverings are strongly encouraged in B.C. and are required at many businesses as well as on public transit and BC Ferries, but masks are not mandated by the provincial government. …

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B.C.’s top doctor to present new modelling data following recent surge of COVID-19 cases

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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry will release new modelling data Thursday amid a substantial jump in COVID-19 cases in British Columbia. Thursday’s modelling update will be the first since the beginning of October. The news conference at 3 p.m. will be carried live on BC1, on our website, …

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B.C. reports 525 COVID-19 cases, three deaths as active cases top 5,000

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B.C. health officials announced 525 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and three new deaths as the number of active cases soared past 5,000 for the first time. The province has recorded more than 500 new daily cases four of the last five days. 2:30 ‘I think it’s fantastic’: …

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WorkSafeBC to step up workplace inspections following B.C.’s new COVID-19 orders

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WorkSafeBC says it is increasing workplace inspections and consultations to check that businesses are taking the proper steps to curb the spread of COVID-19. The work safety organization said it is focusing on higher-risk workplaces, where workers interact with large numbers of people and come into contact with shared …

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‘If in doubt … don’t do it’: B.C. officials respond anew to confusion over new COVID-19 rules

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B.C. health officials on Monday tried to provide more clarity about new regional restrictions to curb the transmission of COVID-19. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said there have been countless questions about new orders in the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions …

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