• City of Vancouver worker seriously hurt two weeks after colleague dies on job
    The City of Vancouver is reporting a worker was seriously injured on the job on Sunday and is now in hospital. “We can confirm that an accident occurred on Sunday where a City of Vancouver sanitation worker sustained a serious injury on the job,” the city said in a prepared statement.  “The worker is being
  • Canada planning technological fixes to make crossing the border faster
    Zipping through the Canada-U.S. border in 15 seconds. Facial recognition cameras at the airport to open an electronic gate. Sending your declaration to customs before you even get off the plane. Those are just some of the changes in the works at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) — partly as a result of the COVID-19
  • Food offerings keep nightclubs open amid confusion over provincial rules
    Domino’s Pizza might not be considered tropical food, but it’s become a hot menu item in Vancouver’s Cabana Lounge nightclub. Owner Dave Kershaw has set up a makeshift menu at his Granville street club, which also includes tacos from The Pawn Shop restaurant a few doors down. “Last weekend we sold over 30 pizzas, and some
  • Free parking at B.C. hospitals to end soon
    Parking will no longer be free at hospitals and other B.C. health authority sites as of March 4, according to a statement from the B.C. Ministry of Health on Thursday. Hospital parking fees were waived in April 2020 due to the pandemic, but the change led to people using parking for non-health-care reasons. “Non-hospital users are taking advantage of the
  • B.C. teachers demand more action after warning over school closures
    The B.C. Teachers’ Federation wants more action taken to protect teachers and students from COVID-19 after the provincial health officer warned of an urgent need for action to reduce transmission risk in schools. BCTF president Teri Mooring was referring to a statement in a health order issued on Monday afternoon by Dr. Bonnie Henry that
  • Health Canada approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 therapeutic
    Health Canada has approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 therapeutic for use in adults 18 and older, paving the way for the distribution of a potentially lifesaving drug at a time when the country’s hospitals are overwhelmed. Pfizer’s Paxlovid, an antiviral prescribed by a doctor and administered in pill form, is designed to help the body fight off