Calgary Transit to install new barriers, provide face masks to increase ridership

Calgary Transit is unveiling its solutions to keep passengers and drivers safe in the hopes of increasing ridership. New barriers are being installed on Calgary buses, allowing Calgarians to board buses from the front door. Since the beginning of the pandemic, passengers have been asked to load through the rear door and to use the honour system by tearing up […]

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Widow and children of Cargill worker who died from COVID-19 share heartbreak

It’s barely been three weeks, but the family of Benito Quesada say they’re ready to share their grief. Normally a very quiet and private family, the Quesadas, wanted to talk about what happened to their father and husband. The 51-year-old died May 7 in hospital. For three weeks, the longtime Cargill meant plant employee fought for his life after testing […]

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‘Few blanket answers’: British Columbians who feel unsafe heading back to work face uncertainty

With Phase 2 of B.C.’s plan to reopen the economy underway, thousands of British Columbians are headed back to work. But some workers say they’re concerned about their own safety due to COVID-19 as they head back to the job. Andrea Burton, executive director of the B.C. Dental Hygienists Association, says she’s been hearing from many of her members who […]

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Safe embrace: Montreal man builds hugging station to hold his parents

A man in Montreal’s Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood has put his construction skills to good use by building what he has dubbed a “hugging station.” Alex Montagano put it together with the materials he had on hand. “I’m in the asbestos removal business so I had these things,” Montagano explained. “They’re part of the standard equipment I already have.” The hugging station […]

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Water quality advisory issued for Lakeview and Rose Valley water system in West Kelowna

Another water quality advisory has been issued for the Lakeview and Rose Valley water system in West Kelowna, B.C. On Tuesday, the city issued the warning, saying it was effective immediately due to high turbidity. The city added this warning is in addition to the recent water quality advisories issued for the West Kelowna Estates, plus Sunnyside and Pritchard water […]

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WATCH: B.C.’s daily coronavirus update with Dr. Bonnie Henry, May 14

Health officials are providing daily updates on the coronavirus in B.C. Provincial Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry will hold a press conference each day as part of efforts to establish “a routine for providing the information that people need.” [ Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for the latest coronavirus updates ] UPDATE: The next in-person update will […]

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Coronavirus: Makeshift homeless shelter to open at Victoria hockey arena

A new 45-bed emergency response centre is opening on the playing surface at Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The city’s main venue for hockey games, concerts and other special events is set to become B.C.’s first makeshift homeless shelter under the COVID-19 pandemic to feature pop-up pods that look a bit like cubicles to allow users a measure of privacy. Campers […]

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