Coronavirus: B.C. supermarkets ask customers to wear masks

Some of B.C.’s supermarket chains are asking customers to wear masks while shopping, as the parts of the economy slowly begin to reopen amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. T&T Supermarket will require all customers to do so starting May 11. “We have implemented social distances in all branches, providing customers with temperature service and disinfecting […]

Vancouver’s 2020 Celebration of Light scrapped due to coronavirus pandemic

Vancouver’s Honda Celebration of Light has joined a growing list of major events cancelled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. In a media release Monday organizers of the fireworks series said they had been “cautiously” preparing for the event, but had realized over the weekend that it would have to be called off. “Comments made […]

New Canadian-made portable, rapid COVID-19 tests not coming to B.C.

A new Canadian-made portable, rapid test for COVID-19 won’t be making its way to British Columbia any time soon. Ottawa-based Spartan Bioscience said Sunday that Health Canada had approved its Spartan Cube test system, which uses a coffee-cup-sized portable DNA analyzer and can deliver results in about an hour. B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry […]