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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Local News

Blood donor clinics cancelled, but need continues

Blood donor clinics cancelled, but need continues

“Blood donation can also help address feelings of helplessness many folks may have in the face of COVID-19."
Littering of masks, gloves in Richmond ‘unacceptable'

Littering of masks, gloves in Richmond ‘unacceptable'

“You are placing others at risk by not properly disposing of items that could be contaminated."
8,000 chocolate eggs dropped off to Metro Vancouver front-line staff

8,000 chocolate eggs dropped off to Metro Vancouver front-line staff

Wesgroup Properties delivered thousands of Lindt chocolate eggs to staff at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster.
What it’s like to work in a Vancouver hospital during a pandemic

What it’s like to work in a Vancouver hospital during a pandemic

St. Paul’s has long been known as the go-to hospital in Vancouver for paramedics to hand over the steady stream of people who continue to overdose from illicit street drugs. Then the COVID-19 pandemic happened.
B.C. announces 40 new cases of COVID-19, five new deaths

B.C. announces 40 new cases of COVID-19, five new deaths

This brings the province's total number of cases to 1,410. 
B.C. teachers are finding creative ways to stay connected with students during the COVID-19 pandemic (VIDEO)

B.C. teachers are finding creative ways to stay connected with students during the COVID-19 pandemic (VIDEO)

North Vancouver PE teachers are challenging their students to come up with imaginative ways of staying active - using toilet paper - with this hilarious video.
Vancouver’s Stanley Park seawall is closed to bikes

Vancouver’s Stanley Park seawall is closed to bikes

Cyclists are instead encouraged to take advantage of Stanley Park’s empty roads, while staying two metres apart
Opinion: These cloth masks 'will not protect you from COVID-19'

Opinion: These cloth masks 'will not protect you from COVID-19'

"A non-medical cloth mask or face covering, while helpful in containing your own droplets, will not protect you from COVID-19, nor is wearing one required of you if you can keep your safe distance from others," says Dr. Bonnie Henry.
New heated tobacco tax postponed amid pandemic; no plan to expand ‘patch’ program

New heated tobacco tax postponed amid pandemic; no plan to expand ‘patch’ program

Public health researcher Dr. Kelley Lee of Simon Fraser University said while there may be some justification to delaying the tax, a more urgent priority should nevertheless be expansion of the government’s smoking cessation program.
CARTOON: I am the Master Blaster

CARTOON: I am the Master Blaster

Funny, the things we were ashamed of in the Before Times...