COVID-19: What B.C. can learn from Washington State’s vaccine rollout

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Health After some early struggles, Washington State has now administered more than 1.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to its residents Author of the article: Gordon Hoekstra Publishing date: Feb 28, 2021  •  3 hours ago  •  3 minute read  •  11 Comments Dr. Stephaun Wallace, who leads the global external relations strategies COVID-19 Prevention Network at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, receives his second injection from Dr. Tia Babu during the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine Phase 3 clinical trial at the UW Virology Research Clinic on Feb. 12 in Seattle. Photo by Karen Ducey /Getty Images As B.C. begins to put in place the pieces to significantly ramp-up and administer millions of

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Seniors celebrate staying active with this year’s Vancouver Sun Run Virtual Race

Breadcrumb Trail Links Vancouver Sun Run Sun Run “Your body is the best engine known to man. My attitude is, make your body your best friend, treat it like a Rolls Royce, give it proper fuel, exercise it once in a while, and keep smiling.” Author of the article: Shawn Conner White Rock resident Joe Ahmad, seen here in 2019, will take part in this year’s Vancouver Sun Run Virtual Race. jpg Don Clark has participated in the Sun Run for over 20 years. And he will be running the run’s 10 kilometres this year, says the 86-year-old, even though it is virtual. “As far as I’m concerned, it’s one of the best runs,” the Birch Bay Village,

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Daphne Bramham: Canada’s desperate test to curb overdose deaths in a pandemic

Breadcrumb Trail Links Women Politics Opinion News National Men Local News Health Family & Child Columnists Opinion: It’s too soon to tell whether British Columbia’s unprecedented test of providing prescription drugs to addicts is courageous or foolhardy. Author of the article: Daphne Bramham Publishing date: Feb 28, 2021  •  3 hours ago  •  4 minute read  •  6 Comments Ambulance paramedics help a man suffering a drug overdose on Columbia Street in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. After being injected with Naloxone, the man woke up and walked away. Photo by Jason Payne /PNG In March 2020, British Columbia began an unprecedented experiment, providing addicts with pharmaceutical replacements for street drugs. It’s not the first program to provide prescription alternatives to

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Two teens stabbed at Abbotsford Recreation Centre

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Crime Paramedics found two injured teenage boys behind the rec centre, both were suffering stab wounds Author of the article: Scott Brown Publishing date: Feb 28, 2021  •  7 minutes ago  •  < 1 minute read  •  Join the conversation Paramedics found two injured teenage boys behind the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, both were suffering stab wounds Photo by Google Maps Two teens are in hospital and one person is in custody following a double stabbing in Abbotsford Saturday night. Abbotsford police say an ambulance was called to the Abbotsford Recreation Centre on McMillan Road at 8:15 p.m. Paramedics found two injured teenage boys behind the rec centre, both were suffering stab wounds. They

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COVID-19 update for Feb. 27-28: Exposure alert at Maple Ridge gym |Three Fraser Valley churches granted exemptions | Seven more deaths | Variants detected at three more schools

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Local Health Health Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. Author of the article: Scott Brown, Tiffany Crawford, David Carrigg Publishing date: Feb 28, 2021  •  24 minutes ago  •  7 minute read  •  7 Comments FILE PHOTO: The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. Photo by Handout . /via REUTERS Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. for Feb. 27, 2021. We’ll

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Community groups question whether anti-racism legislation can change systemic racism in B.C.

Breadcrumb Trail Links Politics News Local News Author of the article: Katie DeRosa Publishing date: Feb 28, 2021  •  53 minutes ago  •  7 minute read  •  Join the conversation The NDP MLA for Surrey-Green Timbers, Rachna Singh, is leading efforts to consult British Columbians and write a new anti-racism law. Photo by CHAD HIPOLITO /PNG Racial justice campaigners want dramatic reform to stop the over-policing of racialized groups, the collection of race-based data to better understand who is being left behind, and anti-racism education in B.C.’s school curriculum. The weight of these expectations sits heavy on the shoulders of Rachna Singh, B.C.’s first parliamentary secretary for anti-racism. She has promised to listen to community groups across the province

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U.S. politicians push to revive Alaska cruises, with Victoria as ‘technical’ stop

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Business U.S. regulations require cruise ships to make a stop in a foreign country, typically Vancouver or Victoria, on their way between Seattle and Alaska. Author of the article: Andrew Duffy  •  Victoria Times Colonist Publishing date: Feb 28, 2021  •  47 minutes ago  •  4 minute read  •  Join the conversation Ovation of the Seas docked at Ogden Point in Victoria in August 2019. Photo by Darren Stone /Victoria Times Colonist VICTORIA — Lawmakers in the U.S. are engaging in a full-court press to try to salvage the 2021 Alaska cruise season, including appeals to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and attempts to waive American legal restrictions on ship movement. Republican Senators Lisa

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Extinction Rebellion stages ‘bloody’ protest in Vancouver against government inaction on climate crisis

Extinction Rebellion Vancouver, a group that protests government inaction on the climate crisis, staged a die-in demonstration at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday. The group spilled “blood,” acted dead, and marched in the downtown core, temporarily halting traffic. Organizers say the “blood” is made from water with natural beet dye and washes away. Several dozen people attend an Extinction Rebellion Vancouver demonstration in downtown Vancouver, BC Saturday, February 27, 2021 to protest inaction on the environmental issues.  Photo by Jason Payne /PNG “The blood symbolizes the dying and suffering of people and all our non human relations because of the endless greed and exploitation of living systems,” said Extinction Rebellion spokesperson Maayan Kreitzman. The group wants governments

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Two B.C. men charged in major cocaine trafficking bust, $3.75 million in properties seized here

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Crime Two B.C. men face criminal charges related to a Winnipeg Police-led cocaine trafficking investigation that resulted in the seizure of nearly $11.6 million in drugs, money, vehicles and property. Author of the article: Gordon Hoekstra Publishing date: Feb 27, 2021  •  13 minutes ago  •  3 minute read  •  Join the conversation Two B.C. men face criminal charges related to a Winnipeg Police-led cocaine trafficking investigation that resulted in the seizure of nearly $11.6 million in drugs, money, vehicles and property. Photo by Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press /SunMedia Two B.C. men face criminal charges related to a Winnipeg Police-led cocaine trafficking investigation that resulted in the seizure of nearly $11.6

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COVID-19 exposure reported at three schools in Surrey

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Local Health Health Fraser Health also declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Royal Columbian Hospital on Friday. Author of the article: The Canadian Press A Vancouver-area health authority says people at three schools in the region have tested positive for a COVID-19 variant of concern. Photo by Jason Payne /PNG A Vancouver-area health authority says people at three schools in the region have tested positive for a COVID-19 variant of concern. A news release from Fraser Health says it is working with the Surrey school district to manage COVID-19 exposures at Queen Elizabeth Secondary School, Frank Hurt Secondary School and M.B. Sanford Elementary School. It says the cases involving an unspecified COVID-19 variant

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