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Mario’s Quarantine Diary, Day 7: Let’s do the time warp again

Mario’s Quarantine Diary, Day 7: Let’s do the time warp again

The rhythms and routines of daily life are being disrupted and dismantled by the scourge of COVID-19 for quarantined Tri-City News journalist Mario Bartel and his family
Lower Mainland doctors urge province to step up COVID-19 measures

Lower Mainland doctors urge province to step up COVID-19 measures

‘We need to act quickly and decisively to contain this virus…’
Adrian Raeside cartoon: Self-isolating because of COVID-19

Adrian Raeside cartoon: Self-isolating because of COVID-19

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What a long, strange, emotional week we had in Vancouver

What a long, strange, emotional week we had in Vancouver

City verging on lockdown as COVID-19 cases mount to 348
Senator Larry Campbell is driving from B.C. to Ottawa to vote on an emergency COVID-19 bill

Senator Larry Campbell is driving from B.C. to Ottawa to vote on an emergency COVID-19 bill

Travels with Larry and Sue – Chapter 1
Mario’s Quarantine Diary, Day 6: The new normal is taking some adjustment by the whole family

Mario’s Quarantine Diary, Day 6: The new normal is taking some adjustment by the whole family

Mario Bartel writes that his family struggles to carve out time for tasks and for one another while isolated due to COVID-19
Les Leyne: Flattening the curve means lengthening it

Les Leyne: Flattening the curve means lengthening it

Behind Dr. Bonnie Henry, who has rocketed to household name status in B.C. due to her medical leadership, there are offices where a pandemic has been pondered for years.
Mario’s Quarantine Diary, Day 5: She’s fit, she’s strong but she has diabetes, which makes her ‘vuln

Mario’s Quarantine Diary, Day 5: She’s fit, she’s strong but she has diabetes, which makes her ‘vuln

Mario Bartel writes that his family is extra vigilant while quarantined in their condo because his wife has Type 1 diabetes, which puts her at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic
Opinion: People are panic buying guns, ammo in B.C. in fear of Emergencies Act

Opinion: People are panic buying guns, ammo in B.C. in fear of Emergencies Act

Walking into a big-box outdoors store on a Wednesday afternoon is typically a fairly mellow affair, but this week was a different story. At least in the guns and ammunition department.
Les Leyne: Governments respond to crisis with steady escalation

Les Leyne: Governments respond to crisis with steady escalation

At most of the decision points so far in the crisis, governments started in the relatively moderate range of options. Every time they did that, they adjusted to the extreme level quite quickly.