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WorkSafeBC increasing inspections

WorkSafeBC is conducting enhanced COVID-19 inspections and consultations at workplaces in the Vancouver Coastal Health region as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. “The focus of our inspections is to ensure employers are effectively implementing measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace, including health screenings,” says Al Johnson, Head of Prevention Services ... Read More »

BC Ferries workers at Langdale terminal test positive for COVID-19

A number of employees working out of BC Ferries’ Langdale terminal are in self-isolation following potential exposure to COVID-19. They are taking this precaution following direct contact with two co-workers who tested positive for the disease at the end of October. “For privacy reasons, I am unable to share the number of employees in self-isolation. ... Read More »

Cartoon that!

(Re: Weekly Cartoon, the Local. Oct. 22) Last week’s cartoon depicts a guy saying NO to masks, lockdowns, and vaccines. He’s met with a counter-strategy—say YES to COVID-19. But are the two mutually exclusive? NO. The naysayer may well agree, YES, there’s a virus loose upon the land. It’s just NOT worthy of draconian lockdown ... Read More »

Private home gatherings restricted

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced new COVID-19 restrictions this week for gatherings in homes after reporting a record high 817 new cases over the weekend. “Similar to what occurred in the summer with vacation homes and rentals, we have seen a notable increase in new cases and transmission of COVID-19 as a direct ... Read More »

Spending on safe school restarts

The Board of School District (SD) 46 endorsed a proposed spending plan for the first half of its $1.2 million in federal “safe return to school” funds at its Oct. 14 meeting. This one-time funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic was provided to the Province, which allocated it to public school districts based on enrollment ... Read More »

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