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Dentists work to clear backlog after months-long closures

June 28, 2020

piquenewsmagazine.com – Dentists are busy catching up on backlogs of patients as pandemic restrictions lift across the region. Some patients due for general cleanings and checkups might have to wait longer as dentists atten…

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British Columbians warned over hand sanitizers containing potentially toxic ingredient

richmond-news.com – British Columbians are being warned about some hand sanitizer products manufactured in Mexico, which may contain a potentially toxic ingredient. The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) says the han…

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Online services

whistler.ca – Easily manage your MyWhistler account, claim Home Owner Grants, renew dog or business licences, pay for municipal tickets and view property taxes online. Do you already have a MyWhistler profile? Log…

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MUSEUM MUSINGS: Whistler Museum will re-open July 1

piquenewsmagazine.com – Over the past few weeks, museums and other cultural organizations have begun to reopen around the province, many with new procedures in place and some with reduced hours and services. Locally, the Sq…

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Squamish’s Anthill Films produces short with National Film Board

piquenewsmagazine.com – When Jo Osborne signed on with Squamish-based Anthill Films, it was as a sound supervisor, not a performer. However, Osborne has a starring role in the company’s latest short, 60 Day Cycle, where he’…

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North Vancouver rescue crews respond to two mountain callouts a few hours apart

nsnews.com – It was a busy morning on the mountain for North Vancouver fire and rescue crews. District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services responded to two calls to assist people in distress on the Grouse…

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Feds announce Canada Student Service Grant

piquenewsmagazine.com – The federal government is looking to hit two birds with one stone through the Canada Student Service Grant. The grant, announced on June 26, will encourage post-secondary students and those who gradu…

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Quiet Salish Sea gives scientists chance to study endangered killer whales

piquenewsmagazine.com – A significant drop in sea traffic brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has created what scientists call a rare opportunity to study how quieter waters affect southern resident killer whales off the Br…

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In terms of mental health calls, ‘We’ve asked the police to do too many things,’ says expert

piquenewsmagazine.com – Police across the country have been put in an unfair position of responding to issues they simply are not equipped or trained for, according to one of Western Canada’s foremost criminologists. But re…

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Mrs Whistler by Matthew Plampin

shereadsnovels.com – Thanks to everyone who commented on my post earlier this month asking for recommendations of novels about artists; I now have a whole list of titles and authors to investigate – and as promised, here…

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B.C. reopens non-essential travel, tourism and more

June 24, 2020

B.C. enters Phase 3 of its restart plan

British Columbia will begin a slow move into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 restart plan Premier John Hogan announced on Wednesday. This includes allowing non-essential travel within the province as well as reopening hotels, the film and television industry and some entertainment venues like movie theatres.…


OPINION: Multiple crises signal the need to change course

This pandemic could be a trial run for how we respond to the almost-inevitable next pandemic

The virus spreading COVID-19 worldwide jumped from non-human animals to people-as have most new diseases, from AIDS to SARS to Ebola. We may not know the precise origin of this particular coronavirus, but we understand the factors behind its spread to humans.…


Watch out for fake job ads online, warns BBB

Nearly 75 per cent of people who lose money in employment scams are already in financial crisis

Scammers are preparing elaborate schemes to take advantage of people looking for work. Typically, in an employment scam, job applicants are led to believe they are applying, or have just been hired for a promising new job, according to a new study by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).…


B.C. moves to eliminate annual licence plate decals

If passed, Bill 20 will offer ‘flexibility’ to decals, extending them beyond their one-year expiry date or even making them non-expiring

The B.C. government has introduced a bill that would extend licence-plate decals beyond their usual one-year expiry date. If passed, Bill 20 will offer “flexibility” to the validation decals so that they could also be non-expiring.…


B.C. COVID-19 modelling shows potential for renewed growth of cases

Health officials say coronavirus growth is not rapid

B.C. is approaching the threshold for renewed growth in COVID-19 cases as the economy reopens and residents increase their contacts with fellow British Columbians. Epidemiological modelling released Tuesday, June 23, reveals contacts between British Columbians are at 65 per cent of normal rates.…


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