Vancouver barber has cut hair for 71 years, then came COVID-19. Now he’s back on the job

George Chronopoulos started cutting hair when he was just 14 years old, and during his 71-year career he has sheared the locks of Hollywood royalty and the city’s business elite. The 85-year-old, who came to Canada from Greece as a young man, had to take a break after his salon closed in March due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. He […]

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B.C. shops reopen as retailers, shoppers adjust to the new normal

As the province entered the second phase of its plan to reopen the economy, retail shoppers saw safety measures in place to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus. Boards covering some storefronts came down in downtown Vancouver as retail businesses started to welcome customers. Customers at downtown Vancouver’s Pacific Centre shopping mall experienced several changes, including enhanced cleaning, signs […]

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Coronavirus: B.C.’s Interior Health announces resumption of elective surgeries

The Interior Health Authority says elective surgeries that were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic will resume later this month. Interior Health representatives announced the news on Wednesday morning, adding elective surgeries will resume starting May 19. “While the pandemic continues to evolve, IH is collaborating with the Ministry of Health to safely resume elective surgeries to support access for […]

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COVID-19 outbreak among foreign workers declared over at Bylands Nurseries

Health officials on Monday declared an outbreak of COVID-19 was over among temporary foreign workers at a nursery in West Kelowna, B.C. Dr. Silvina Mema, medical health officer with the Interior Health Authority, said the 23 workers at Bylands Nurseries who tested positive for the novel coronavirus have recovered and the business can now fully reopen. The outbreak was declared […]

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