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Mario's Quarantine Diary, Day 4: Trying to contain the fear

Mario's Quarantine Diary, Day 4: Trying to contain the fear

The barrage of bad news associated with the COVID-19 pandemic can take a toll on everyone stuck inside. Meanwhile, why doesn't Nunavut have an NHL team?
Adrian Raeside cartoon: Local businesses vs. crisis

Adrian Raeside cartoon: Local businesses vs. crisis

Island businesses are handling the COVID-19 outbreak in variety of ways . Some are remaining open, many are closing, some have scaled backed hours, some are trying to continue operating through online transactions.
Les Leyne: B.C. relying on Ottawa for rescue mission

Les Leyne: B.C. relying on Ottawa for rescue mission

Premier John Horgan was more interested Tuesday in pressing Ottawa for action on the economic response to the pandemic than showing his own hand.
Mario’s Quarantine Diary, Day 3: How much do you tell your kids about COVID-19

Mario’s Quarantine Diary, Day 3: How much do you tell your kids about COVID-19

When two journalists share a condo with a 7-year-old, Tri-City News journalist Mario Bartel learns, the challenge is when to watch the news and how much information to share with their son
Les Leyne: In Denmark, they’re a little blunter about the pandemic

Les Leyne: In Denmark, they’re a little blunter about the pandemic

Former B.C. reporter Shane Woodford is ahead of the story. Eight hours ahead, in time zones, since he lives in Denmark. And Denmark looks to be a few days ahead of Canada in terms of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response to it.
Mario's Quarantine Diary Day 2: Doing the right thing at the 25th hour

Mario's Quarantine Diary Day 2: Doing the right thing at the 25th hour

Tri-City News journalist Mario Bartel's self-quarantine with his wife and young son after they returned from a U.S. trip continues, with a look back to the final moments of freedom
OPINION: Extending spring break indefinitely in B.C. is the right move

OPINION: Extending spring break indefinitely in B.C. is the right move

Closing schools to limit spread of COVID-19 will impact children
People of Vancouver, stop gathering during the COVID-19 pandemic

People of Vancouver, stop gathering during the COVID-19 pandemic

Breweries, patios were pumping this past weekend despite coronavirus concerns
OPINION: COVID-19 crisis should spark mission to eradicate misinformation

OPINION: COVID-19 crisis should spark mission to eradicate misinformation

The first time I heard the term “social distancing,” it reminded me of the “conscious uncoupling” term actress Gwyneth Paltrow and pop star Chris Martin used when they separated. We laughed then, but no one is laughing now.
OPINION: Here's where you can watch free TV in Canada now that we're social distancing

OPINION: Here's where you can watch free TV in Canada now that we're social distancing

If you can put up with the ads, there's probably enough free TV in Canada to last you through the outbreak