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Huge Cargo ship stranded in Delta – captain and crew sick from Covid-19

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Delta, BC - A massive cargo ship is stuck at Delta Port after its captain and six crew members reported being ill - and a total of 7 are believed positive for Covid-19. The 192-metre bulk carrier Vega Rose has been stuck in port for...

Deadly December – 30,000 Covid-19 deaths per day predicted

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Seattle – 770,000 lives could be saved between now and New Year's Day with masking and social distancing. That is the projection being made by the University of Washington-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME.) Professor Christopher J.L. Murray"Cumulative deaths expected by January 1 total 2.8 million, about 1.9 million...

Whale that carried dead calf for 17 days of grief gives birth to new baby

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Vancouver - Killer whale, J35, Tahlequah - captivated the world by carrying her dead calf on her head on a 17-day tour of grief during the summer of 2018. Now, she has given birth to a baby, in the last couple of days. And marine scientists...

Dr. Henry pooh-poohed idea Sars-CoV-2 virus could be airborne – but BC CDC sets new rules

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Vancouver - A few weeks after BC Public Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry pooh-poohed reports from scientists about airborne transmission of Sars-CoV-2, BC CDC has issued a bulletin precisely about the same possibility. It now specifically warns about airborne transmission of the virus during certain...

Covid-19 can damage heart muscle – researchers say

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San Francisco - Patients who recover from even mild infections from COVID-19 demonstrate some heart dysfunction months later. While Sars-CoV-2 was initially identified as a respiratory virus tests show it can affect several organs including the heart. "Heart damage is a major determinant of COVID-19 related...

Victoria cops fine packed condo party host $2,300 – first ticket under new Covid-19 laws

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Victoria - Cops have issued a $2,300 fine to a private party host. There were 30 people inside a small condo and cops noticed the windows were steamed up. This is the first ticket to be issued with a monetary penalty in BC. "Patrol officers served a...

Covid-19 kills 19-year-old in Montreal – second young Canadian to die

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Vancouver - A 19-year-old Montreal youth has died from complications caused by Covid-19. Don Nsapu, originally from Congo, is the second young person to die from Covid-19. A female child under 9 died earlier in June in Ontario and had Covid-19 infection at the time of...

Teri Mooring lays down BCTF demands for safer schools

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Vancouver -  The union representing BC's 45,000 teachers is demanding a safer school environment for its members to return to class in September. The BCTF has not threatened strike action over safety in the workplace, but numerous unions including those in New York and Detroit...

Falling tree kills boy, 5, near Chilliwack

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Chilliwack - A five-year-old boy has died after a tree fell on a group of kids and adults during a hike along a trail. "On August 18, 2020 at approximately 12:45 p.m., Chilliwack RCMP responded to a report that a tree fell on a group...

BC-Alberta team up to fight 37 Covid-19 cases from religious gathering

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Vancouver - BC and Alberta are jointly trying to control a major outbreak of Covid-19 from an Evangelical prayer camp. Northern Health said the "It is Time Canada" event in the hamlet of Deadwood organized by a self-styled pastor has a Covid-19 outbreak that's escalating. The...