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Coronavirus: Mask-wearing now mandatory at Vancouver Art Gallery – BC

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Six weeks after it reopened amid COVID-19, the Vancouver Art Gallery says it will now require visitors to wear a mask when browsing its collection. The mandatory requirement comes into effect on Friday. Visitors can also opt for a face shield if they prefer. Read more: No plans for ‘heavy-handed’ mandatory mask policy, says B.C.’s […]

Coronavirus: Number of Kelowna cases rises to 130 with new counting method

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As expected, the number of coronavirus cases linked to Kelowna has risen. On Wednesday, Interior Health announced that it would be using a new counting method when it came to the number of cases linked to the Kelowna cluster during the Canada Day weekend. And on Thursday, Interior Health said there were now 130 cases, […]

Coronavirus exposures detected on two new flights through Vancouver

Coronavirus exposures detected on two new flights through Vancouver  - bc coronavirus

Health officials are notifying the public about new coronavirus exposures on two flights through Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Both flights took place over the weekend. July 24: Air Canada Flight 311, Montreal to Vancouver, rows 1-4 and 12-14 July 26: Air Canada flight 007, Vancouver to Hong Kong, rows 22-28 People in the affected rows […]

West Vancouver restaurants looking to open pop-up locations face battle over liquor licences – BC

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Three West Vancouver restaurants are accusing the provincial government of drowning them in red tape. The District of West Vancouver and the local police department gave the businesses permission to operate temporary pop-up locations in Millennium Park for the summer. 1:50 Vancouver approves temporary patios for breweries and distilleries Vancouver approves temporary patios for breweries […]

Coronavirus: Still no plan on B.C. youth returning to competitive sports

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Kids and teens hoping to play a competitive game of soccer or football before the summer ends are still out of luck. The B.C. government has still not released a timeline on kids returning to play competitive sports, as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on. The province has been working with the provincial health officer and […]

More testing sites considered amid Haida Gwaii coronavirus outbreak

1595712203 More testing sites considered amid Haida Gwaii coronavirus outbreak  - bc coronavirus

British Columbia health officials say they’re looking at boosting testing capacity on the remote northern archipelago of Haida Gwaii, after declaring a community outbreak of COVID-19. The first case in the islands was made public on July 18, and Northern Health says it has now identified 13 cases. One person has recovered, and no one […]

Video aims to take the scary out of swabbing for kids getting tested

Video aims to take the scary out of swabbing for  - bc coronavirus

Getting a COVID-19 test — a process that involves taking a swab deep up the nasal passage — can be nerve-wracking for anyone. It can be even scarier if you’re a child. Now, B.C. Children’s Hospital has released an educational video aimed at kids, with the goal of taking the anxiety out of the experience, […]

B.C. officials plead with park-goers to obey rules to stop COVID-19 spread – BC

BC officials plead with park goers to obey rules to stop  - bc coronavirus

With another sunny weekend right around the corner, Metro Vancouver parks staff are urging everyone to enjoy the outdoors responsibility amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Past sunny weekends have seen groups of people gathering in parks and there is concern about the lack of social distancing. “Metro Vancouver has kept regional parks open as outlets for […]

No plans for ‘heavy-handed’ mandatory mask policy, says B.C.’s top doctor

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British Columbia will not be imposing mandatory mask requirements in public places to help fight COVID-19, the province’s top doctor said Thursday. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry wouldn’t rule the idea out in a situation where B.C. saw a massive surge in community transmission, but that the option is not currently on the table. […]

B.C. health officials to provide Thursday coronavirus update

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British Columbia health officials are slated to provide their latest update on the province’s novel coronavirus response at 12:30 p.m. PT on Thursday. Global News will stream the briefing live here on our website and on our Facebook page, and carry it on BC1. On Wednesday, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said close to […]