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B.C. records its deadliest month for illicit drug overdoses in May

B.C. records its deadliest month for illicit drug overdoses in May

An ambulance drives through downtown Vancouver on April 7, 2020. JESSE WINTER/Reuters British Columbia has recorded its deadliest month for illicit drug overdoses, an increase that officials say is overwhelmingly the result of the global COVID-19 pandemic throwing drug supply chains into chaos and disrupting supports for people who use drugs. In May, as the…

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Border wars defy the ties that bind

Border wars defy the ties that bind

OpinionScott Morrison argues protest rallies against racism only jeopardise broader community support for the issue while risking a COVID-19 spike that will delay the economy opening up.Jennifer HewettColumnistAre we there yet?NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian insists she understands community frustrations with restrictions even as she announces further easing and with more announcements "imminent"."The rolling easing of…

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GoodLife Fitness, Volkswagen, TD Bank: COVID-19 safety protocols range from strict to inconsistent | CBC News

GoodLife Fitness, Volkswagen, TD Bank: COVID-19 safety protocols range from strict to inconsistent | CBC News

The range of policies being implemented by Canadian businesses to keep staff and customers free of the coronavirus are all over the map, and companies say given that personal expectations regarding safety vary greatly, it's impossible to please everyone as the economy reopens.Winona Zelenka with her Volkswagen Jetta. The Toronto resident has observed that COVID…

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What you need to know about COVID-19 in B.C. for Wednesday | CBC News

What you need to know about COVID-19 in B.C. for Wednesday | CBC News

Four days have now passed without any recorded deaths from COVID-19 in B.C., but Dr. Bonnie Henry says it's important to remain cautious while transmission is still increasing globally.Travellers wait for a taxi outside the international arrivals area at Vancouver International Airport on May 29. (Maggie MacPherson/CBC)THE LATEST: There are 2,669 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in…

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