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Deadly 2nd wave of Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 may hold clues for reopening today

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 01:00

As governments ease up on COVID-19-related lockdowns, policy-makers should heed the lessons learned from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic and the potential deadly consequences of removing physical distancing restrictions too quickly, experts say.

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What Canada can learn from other countries about lifting lockdown measures too soon

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 01:00

As Canada considers easing lockdown measures, experts say there are key lessons we can learn from other countries to avoid risking a sudden spike in new COVID-19 cases.

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Hospital patient hit with Vancouver's empty homes tax wins 'David and Goliath' battle

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 22:29

The City of Vancouver has extended the "late declaration" deadline for its controversial empty homes tax, much to the relief of a cancer patient who says he was unfairly hit with an $8,000 tax bill.

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Cruise ships not welcome this summer, B.C. health officials say

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 21:10

B.C. health officials say passengers will not be permitted to disembark if cruise ships arrive at the province's ports later this summer although it's still unclear if the federal government will decide whether to resume the cruise ship season on July 1.

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B.C.'s top doctor says singles can get ready to mingle (carefully)

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 20:21

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry took time to offer lonely British Columbians a prescription for love Tuesday.

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Need a stuffed crocodile? This B.C. museum has 2 of those for sale, and a lot more

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 18:59

A museum in B.C.’s Interior has put its entire collection, including hundreds of preserved animals up for auction online. 

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Vancouver's Oppenheimer Park empty of people and tents, officials clean site

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 15:05

Nearly 300 people have been moved from a tent encampment at the park in the city's Downtown Eastside to more secure housing in hotels and shelters.

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Puberty and a pandemic: Why teens are having a tough time

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 13:00

They may have grown up reading dystopian fiction, but they need our help navigating this strange chapter in their lives.

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West Shore RCMP report cougar sighting in Colwood, B.C.

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 12:52

West Shore RCMP say they received a report of a cougar sighting in Colwood, B.C. on Vancouver Island Sunday morning but that said the animal ultimately moved on.

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Pandemic could be an opportunity to revive B.C. forestry industry

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 12:00

A global pandemic means there are more people using disposable products such as cups, bags and masks, which creates an opportunity for the B.C. forestry industry to make a comeback, according to Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson.

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Reliable internet access remains a dream for this Fraser Valley community

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 11:00

Not far from downtown Chilliwack, there is a community of 1,500 people that has little to no access to reliable internet service. The COVID-19 pandemic has made their fight for service that much more urgent.

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Vancouver's Dressew one of many small businesses thrust into 21st century by COVID-19

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 10:00

Like many retail businesses in Vancouver, Dressew closed its doors on March 18 when the province declared a public health emergency. More than a month later, the store has re-emerged online — much to the delight of its loyal customers. 

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RCMP discover human remains in rural Quesnel

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 09:56

RCMP say officers discovered human remains in a rural area of Quesnel, B.C on Wednesday afternoon during a search for a missing man. 

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Temporary permission to stink granted to composting facility because of COVID-19

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 09:00

B.C.’s environmental appeal board has given a COVID-19-based temporary reprieve to a controversial Ladner composting facility that takes in much of Metro Vancouver’s organic waste.

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Mom, you lived through the internment of Japanese Canadians. We'll get through this pandemic, too

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 08:00

Third-generation Japanese Canadian Laura Saimoto thanks her mom for her strength and perseverance in the winning entry in The Early Edition’s contest to celebrate the women in our lives this Mother’s Day.

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Time to buy? What the pandemic means for Vancouver's real estate market

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 07:00

Mark Ting, CBC On the Coast's finance columnist, looks at what weeks of pandemic lockdown means for Greater Vancouver's real estate market.

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Child abuse likely under-reported since start of pandemic, doctor warns

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 06:00

Reports have dropped by more than 20 per cent compared to previous years, but Kids Help Line calls have swelled.

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What you need to know about COVID-19 in B.C. on May 10, 2020

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 05:00

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 15 new cases on Saturday.

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Some cruise lines plan to resume sailing as early as this summer, but will passengers get on board?

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 01:00

Both Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line aim to resume their cruises as early as this summer, despite recent COVID-19 outbreaks on dozens of cruise ships and travel restrictions that have yet to be lifted. 

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B.C. fire-related fatalities on the rise in 2020, says province

Sat, 05/09/2020 - 17:26

Fire officials are asking people in B.C. to test smoke alarms and take care in the kitchen as 15 people have died in the province so far this year due to fires — three times the number of deaths for the same time period in 2019.

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