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Economy

Red onions imported from U.S. likely source of salmonella outbreak in Canada 

Investigators from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) determined on Thursday that red onions imported from the United States are the likely source of an outbreak of salmonella infections across the country. On July 24, the PHAC said that »

Health

Canada places stricter rules for people travelling through Canada to Alaska

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on Thursday a set of stricter rules and entry conditions for Americans and other foreign nationals travelling through Canada to Alaska in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and minimize the »

Society

Public Health Agency of Canada investigating outbreak of salmonella

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said that they are investigating an outbreak of 59 salmonella infections in five provinces across the country. According to a public health notice released on Friday, the Public Health Agency of Canada said »

Health

British Columbia enforces rules on bars and nightclubs as COVID-19 cases rise

Amid a rise in cases of COVID-19, the British Columbia government has set new rules for bars, nightclubs, and restaurants, according to an announcement from Adrian Dix, British Columbia’s minister of health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer »

Society

British Columbia launches free day passes for parks

In order to help its citizens remain active and safe, the British Columbia government announced on Wednesday that it is launching free-day use passes for six of the province’s parks.  The free day passes are part of a pilot program »

Health

British Columbia implementing regulations on vape products this summer

The British Columbia government announced Monday that it is implementing a set of regulations on the sale and marketing of vape products by the end of the summer. The regulations, which are based on the province’s vaping action plan announced »

Health, Politics

Drug overdose deaths far exceed COVID-19 in British Columbia

Since January 728 overdose deaths, 189 COVID deaths In Canada’s west coast province of British Columbia, deaths from overdoses of drugs have hit record levels in May and June. In May there were 170 overdose deaths, June recorded 175, which »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

COVID-19 spared Canada’s West Coast from cruise ship pollution: report

The effective cancellation of Canada’s 2020 cruise ship season due to the COVID-19 pandemic has saved British Columbia’s coast from exposure to billions of litres of pollution spewed by dozens of cruise ships that usually visit the Pacific Coast province, »

Economy, Society

British Columbia outlines rent repayment plan 

The British Columbia government detailed a repayment framework that will be put in place this summer for how and when tenants will pay rent that went unpaid during the pandemic to their landlords.  The framework, which was unveiled on Thursday, »

Economy

Nestlé Canada to sell bottled water business

Nestlé Canada has agreed to sell its Pure Life bottled water business to an Ontario based bottled water producer called Ice River Springs, according to a press release from yesterday.  Nestlé Canada has been exploring the potential sale of its »