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Mario’s Quarantine Diary, Day 14: Freedom is making a list, responsibility is staying home

Mario’s Quarantine Diary, Day 14: Freedom is making a list, responsibility is staying home

The more it changes, the more it stays the same, as the 14-day self-isolation period for Tri-City News journalist Mario Bartel and his family comes to an end
OPINION: Christy Clark deleted her controversial COVID-19 tweet

OPINION: Christy Clark deleted her controversial COVID-19 tweet

A change of heart for the former premier of B.C.?
OPINION:  Trudeau should reconsider decision to snub bigger companies in need of wage subsidies

OPINION: Trudeau should reconsider decision to snub bigger companies in need of wage subsidies

At first blush, Justin Trudeau’s announcement Friday to subsidize employee wages got the principle dead right, but the application dead wrong.
Les Leyne: Health system could bend out of shape, but not break

Les Leyne: Health system could bend out of shape, but not break

British Columbia’s health-care system would have to stretch to the snapping point if the COVID-19 outbreak turns into a northern Italy style catastrophe.
Mario’s Quarantine Diary, Day 13: ‘Shopping for meat is a very personal thing’

Mario’s Quarantine Diary, Day 13: ‘Shopping for meat is a very personal thing’

Tri-City News journalist Mario Bartel and family, while in COVID-19 quarantine, make a run for the border after a trip to the freezer looking for foodstuffs
Les Leyne: Major move departs from escalation approach

Les Leyne: Major move departs from escalation approach

What if we’d done this sooner? B.C. kicked up the level of emergency several notches Thursday by announcing plans for more major interventions in the economy and more restrictions to protect public health.
Mario’s Quarantine Diary, Day 12: Let us eat (ice cream) cake!

Mario’s Quarantine Diary, Day 12: Let us eat (ice cream) cake!

With the end of his family's self-isolation in sight, Tri-City News journalist Mario Bartel looks ahead to its conclusion, and the end of the COVID-19 pandemic
Mario's Quarantine Diary, Day 11: Ode to joy, wherever you can find it

Mario's Quarantine Diary, Day 11: Ode to joy, wherever you can find it

Old routines give way to new ones as The Tri-City News' Mario Bartel are well into Week 2 of their condo quarantine
Opinion: I wore a face mask around Burnaby. It got weird

Opinion: I wore a face mask around Burnaby. It got weird

One thing I’ve noticed people arguing about on social media (yes, I know, it’s a long list) is if “healthy” people should be wearing face masks. Now the word “healthy” is unclear because you can have COVID-19 and not show any symptoms.
Adrian Raeside cartoon: Dangerous gatherings

Adrian Raeside cartoon: Dangerous gatherings