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Nearly 100 prisoners from 9 B.C. jails released early due to COVID-19

Nearly 100 prisoners from 9 B.C. jails released early due to COVID-19

Outbreaks of the virus have been recorded in two prisons across the province
B.C. confirms 25 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 1291

B.C. confirms 25 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 1291

There have been 4 new deaths.
Time for smokers to butt out is now, or risk ventilator shortage: researcher

Time for smokers to butt out is now, or risk ventilator shortage: researcher

If there ever was a good time to quit smoking and vaping, now is that time

RCMP say man shot and killed in early morning attack in Surrey, B.C.

SURREY, B.C. — RCMP say the second homicide of the year in Surrey, B.C., appears targeted. A statement from police says a man who has not been named was shot just before 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Alarm raised over travellers who aren’t self-isolating upon return to B.C.

Alarm raised over travellers who aren’t self-isolating upon return to B.C.

Travellers returning from abroad are considered at higher risk of having contracted COVID-19

Luck, timing, lessons from Ontario, Quebec helped B.C. slow COVID-19: doctor

VICTORIA — British Columbia's top doctor is crediting luck and timing for the province's early restrictive measures that helped slow down the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Dr. Bonnie Henry said Monday that B.C.
B.C. couple planning surprise wedding tie the knot as friends  surprise them - from a distance

B.C. couple planning surprise wedding tie the knot as friends surprise them - from a distance

They'd uninvited the guests to the engagement party that was supposed to a surprise wedding. Then their guests showed up to surprise them!
Groups flock to Squamish again, despite COVID-19 restrictions (VIDEO)

Groups flock to Squamish again, despite COVID-19 restrictions (VIDEO)

"[These visitors] are basically saying 'Let's get out of the restrictions imposed on the city. Let's go into these rural areas and do as we like.'"
More B.C. women interested in homebirths, virtual visits during COVID-19, says midwife

More B.C. women interested in homebirths, virtual visits during COVID-19, says midwife

“People are looking to prevent infection and socially distance…and homebirth is an opportunity to keep healthy people out of hospital,"
UBC researchers claim find of COVID-19 trial drug

UBC researchers claim find of COVID-19 trial drug

“There is hope for this horrible outbreak."