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B.C. provincial health officer assures health-care workers in COVID-19 fight

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's provincial health officer offered support Friday to health-care workers in the province that has the highest number of COVID-19 cases, saying there are enough supplies for them to safely do their jobs. Dr.
Safety, equipment levels a concern should COVID-19 cases rise: B.C. Nurses' Union president

Safety, equipment levels a concern should COVID-19 cases rise: B.C. Nurses' Union president

Currently, there are “adequate” supplies and enough personal protective equipment available in acute care facilities
B.C. couple who bought entire store's meat section says they're living in fear now

B.C. couple who bought entire store's meat section says they're living in fear now

"I'm not feeling safe, and me and my girlfriend are scared."
COVID-19 test device sales expedited in Canada as WHO stresses ‘test, test, test’

COVID-19 test device sales expedited in Canada as WHO stresses ‘test, test, test’

"You cannot fight a fire blindfolded. And we cannot stop this pandemic if we don’t know who is infected."

British Columbia records eighth death from COVID-19, cases climb to 271

VANCOUVER — British Columbia has recorded an eighth death from COVID-19 as the number of infections climbs to 271 cases.
Save-On-Foods is banning reusable bags to help stop the spread of COVID-19

Save-On-Foods is banning reusable bags to help stop the spread of COVID-19

“Both our team members and customers have expressed concern about bottle returns and in using reusable bags at this time"

Shop ramping up production of Alberta medical officer's periodic table dress

VICTORIA — A British Columbia clothing maker says it has seen a surge in demand for a dress Alberta's chief medical officer wore during a COVID-19 briefing this week.
Why health-care workers in B.C. aren’t required to self-isolate

Why health-care workers in B.C. aren’t required to self-isolate

There are concerns about the risk of spreading COVID-19 to patients and other health-care professionals
Here's how ICBC is adapting its services in response to the COVID-19 crisis

Here's how ICBC is adapting its services in response to the COVID-19 crisis

We're in a state of emergency in B.C. now - but what if you need something done with ICBC?
Visitors asked not to go to Tofino; town concerned about medical resources

Visitors asked not to go to Tofino; town concerned about medical resources

Visitors already in Tofino have been asked to make plans to return home