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Trump White House requesting 3M to cease respirator exports to Canada

The Donald Trump White House has requested medical supply maker 3M to stop exporting respirators to Canada and Latin America in an attempt to prioritize the American market. In a statement issued...

Trump told to look at B.C.’s COVID-19 addict-support policy

President’s global drug war escalation called a distraction.

B.C. health care workers continue to work at multiple seniors' care centres

B.C.'s provincial health officer, Bonnie Henry, said April 2 that it has been a "monumental task" to get this practice to stop

Pandemic update: Six more B.C. deaths since Wednesday

Vancouver Island has recorded its first deaths from COVID-19

City of Vancouver website solicits COVID-19 support

Offers of medical supplies, cleaning products or food sought

Let refugees in during pandemic: rights groups

Majority of third-country refugees attempting to enter from New York State

Questioning WHO and China virus data feeds conspiracy theories: Health Minister

Liberal Health Minister Patty Hajdu, who has previously praised the Chinese Communist Party’s handling of COVID-19 outbreak, derides classified U.S. intelligence reported by Bloomberg

Alternate non-COVID medical care site at Vancouver Convention Centre to be operational by April 8

The alternate medical care site that is being set up at the Vancouver Convention Centre to take care of non-COVID patients displaced by victims of the outbreak will be operational by April 8,...

B.C. city halls are shrinking but some have bigger reserves to fall on

B.C. residents may get varying degrees of help from municipal halls during the pandemic response, although most are still assessing what’s to come

Trudeau sidesteps call to release COVID-19 projections

While the White House this week is offering stark estimates of COVID-19’s potential death toll, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is remaining tight-lipped on Canada’s own projections. The prime...