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BC Hydro has ‘serious concerns’ over Site C project budget due to COVID-19 costs and delays

1596214374 BC Hydro has ‘serious concerns over Site C project budget  - Coronavirus BC

BC Hydro has serious concerns about the schedule, scope, and budget of the Site C Dam project and is classifying the health of the construction of the mega-dam as “red”. In a letter to the B.C. Utilities Commissioner, BC Hydro CEO Chris O’Riley says pandemic related delays will continue to present cost pressures on the […]

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  - Coronavirus BC

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 […]

Coronavirus: Science World reopens to the public Saturday, Aug. 1

1595356512 Coronavirus Science World reopens to the public Saturday Aug 1  - Coronavirus BC

Science World will be reopening to the public once again on Saturday, Aug. 1. With new physical distancing measures in place and enhanced safety protocols, the visit will look a little different under new COVID-19 guidelines. Visitors will also be able to book their visit in advance but no food will be allowed on-site with […]

COMMENTARY: Canada and the U.S. are neighbours but miles apart when it comes to COVID-19

1594421263 COMMENTARY Canada and the US are neighbours but miles apart  - Coronavirus BC

The COVID19 pandemic has shone a light on the core strengths of Canada’s health-care system while at the same time laying bare the serious shortcomings of the American system. In this country, we have started to flatten the curve. Ontario and Quebec are not quite as far along as other provinces, but their spread rate […]

Coronavirus: Airline passengers on 3 flights to YVR should monitor for symptoms

1593670885 Coronavirus Airline passengers on 3 flights to YVR should monitor  - Coronavirus BC

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is advising airline passengers of possible exposure to COVID-19 on another three recent flights to Vancouver. The first is Air Canada flight 217 from Saskatoon to Vancouver (YVR) on June 16. The second is also an Air Canada flight, number 557 from Los Angeles to YVR, on June 18. […]

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank B.C. front-line workers in video chat – BC

1593630218 Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank BC front line workers in  - Coronavirus BC

Admiration and appreciation for front-line workers have been extended to staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital this Canada Day. Staff were surprised and delighted to chat with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. In a video released on YouTube and tweeted from the official Kensington Royal Twitter account, the Royal couple was greeted with smiles and […]

‘Stand together by staying apart’: B.C. officials on Canada Day celebrations

1593534228 ‘Stand together by staying apart BC officials on Canada Day  - Coronavirus BC

Canada Day is on Wednesday, and B.C. health officials are reminding people to celebrate safely under the COVID-19 crisis. Many of the large events commonly held in communities across B.C. are going digital this year. People will still likely find ways to mark the holiday face-to-face, and the province is urging everyone to make sure […]