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B.C.'s working women carrying bigger burden than men amid COVID-19: report

B.C.'s working women carrying bigger burden than men amid COVID-19: report

Provincial measures meant to tamp down on the pandemic this past spring saw schools and swaths of businesses temporarily shuttered, leaving many British Columbians tied to their own households throughout the season.
How Canada Post is preparing for Christmas rush

How Canada Post is preparing for Christmas rush

Sending a parcel will now require more than just correct postage and an accurate address, as Canada Post has implemented a mandatory mask policy at all of its facilities across Canada.
B.C. teachers plead with parents to encourage culture of wearing COVID-19 masks

B.C. teachers plead with parents to encourage culture of wearing COVID-19 masks

B.C. teachers are calling on parents to encourage their children to wear masks to school as COVID-19 cases rise in the Fraser Health region, which includes Coquitlam-area schools.
Opinion: Tight grip on COVID-19 case data throttles the public interest

Opinion: Tight grip on COVID-19 case data throttles the public interest

The following column was written by Kirk LaPointe, publisher and editor-in-chief of Business In Vancouver and vice-president, editorial, of Glacier Media.
Alberta bans indoor social gatherings, expands holiday school break amid COVID-19

Alberta bans indoor social gatherings, expands holiday school break amid COVID-19

EDMONTON — Alberta is bringing in tougher COVID-19 restrictions that include limits on social gatherings and less face-to-face class time for students.
Woman refusing to wear mask arrested at a B.C. thrift store

Woman refusing to wear mask arrested at a B.C. thrift store

Police tried to convince her to leave the store, but she refused, and allegedly struck the officers several times.
Lack of Canadian vaccine production means others could get inoculations first: PM

Lack of Canadian vaccine production means others could get inoculations first: PM

OTTAWA — A lack of vaccine-production capabilities in Canada means the United States, Britain, Germany and other countries could have some of their citizens inoculated against COVID-19 before Canadians start to get shots, Prime Minister Justin Trudea
Letter: Would you rather wear a mask or be on a breathing tube?

Letter: Would you rather wear a mask or be on a breathing tube?

Editor: "There's a time for everything." I guess it was time. At her Nov. 19 briefing, Dr.
Next two weeks 'critical' in pandemic fight, says Dr. Henry

Next two weeks 'critical' in pandemic fight, says Dr. Henry

After announcing 17 new COVID-19 deaths over the weekend, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry urged B.C. to follow public health orders and avoid looking for loopholes and workarounds.
Senior has run-in with anti-mask protesters at B.C. mall

Senior has run-in with anti-mask protesters at B.C. mall

A B.C. senior got the last word in when she had a run-in with a large group of anti-mask protesters in Kelowna's Orchard Park Mall Saturday (Nov. 21). After a provincial health order was issued Thursday (Nov.