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Les Leyne: MLAs forced to rewrite B.C. budget on the fly

Les Leyne: MLAs forced to rewrite B.C. budget on the fly

The first order of business at the last sitting of the legislature for the foreseeable future was to change a rule. MLAS have to sit in their assigned seats. No exceptions. But they’re too close together for the two-metre rule to apply.
Mario’s Quarantine Diary, Day 10: Thanks goodness for doodle time

Mario’s Quarantine Diary, Day 10: Thanks goodness for doodle time

It's not easy keeping a seven-year-old occupied while trying to get some work done. American children's author Mo Willems sure helps
Opinion: This is how you protect vulnerable seniors amid COVID-19

Opinion: This is how you protect vulnerable seniors amid COVID-19

We all are facing unprecedented challenges during this global healthcare crisis.
Opinion: You could kill someone you love by ignoring this advice

Opinion: You could kill someone you love by ignoring this advice

The COVID-19 pandemic is the single-greatest threat to the health and well-being of you and those you love. And it is at times of crisis that each of us must summon the courage to say and do what is needed.
Mario's Quarantine Diary, Day 9: Cycling through the uncertainty

Mario's Quarantine Diary, Day 9: Cycling through the uncertainty

Quarantined Tri-City News journalist Mario Bartel is working from home due to COVID-19 but the lifelong, dedicated cyclist has also isolated on solo bike rides
Mario’s Quarantine Diary, Day 8: Lessons from the vegetable crisper

Mario’s Quarantine Diary, Day 8: Lessons from the vegetable crisper

There are lessons to be learned from this global pandemic. Some will be huge. Others will come from our refrigerators.
Opinion: Someone slipped me some face masks. What do I do with them?

Opinion: Someone slipped me some face masks. What do I do with them?

Face masks these days are about as elusive as common sense during the COVID-19 pandemic. The masks - along with hand sanitizer, toilet paper and disinfectant wipes - have become as precious as gold.
Vancouver lawyer shares her COVID-19 story

Vancouver lawyer shares her COVID-19 story

Kyla Lee contracted the virus while on a work trip to Ohio
OPINION: Tough COVID-19 questions

OPINION: Tough COVID-19 questions

How long can this go on?
Comment: The ethics of wearing a mask if you’re not sick and not a health worker

Comment: The ethics of wearing a mask if you’re not sick and not a health worker

Update 2: Canadian officials are now also suggesting that a non-medical mask would be useful in reducing the spread of COVID-19. But they've stopped short of recommending everyone wear one.