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For some, a scramble to adjust birth plans after Island Health restricts delivery supports

For some, a scramble to adjust birth plans after Island Health restricts delivery supports

Some pregnant women are changing their birth plans in response to new restrictions on the number of guests allowed in the delivery room and concerns around COVID-19.
Adrian Raeside cartoon: An urge to hoard

Adrian Raeside cartoon: An urge to hoard

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Jack Knox: Crisis or not, it’s best to keep your pants on

Jack Knox: Crisis or not, it’s best to keep your pants on

“The first rule of Fight Club is: You don’t talk about Fight Club.” — My doppelganger, Brad Pitt First rule of the pandemic: Pants on by 9 a.m. Rule two: Don’t cut your own hair, ever. Rule three: No reading or talking about COVID-19 after 7 p.m.
Sign-language interpreter takes it to next level, gains following during crisis

Sign-language interpreter takes it to next level, gains following during crisis

Until a couple of weeks ago, Nigel Howard was just your normal everyday American Sign Language interpreter who teaches at several universities and travels the world educating people and working as a Deaf interpreter for the UN.
An urgent call for relief; a message from a group of community and business leaders

An urgent call for relief; a message from a group of community and business leaders

By a group of community and business leaders April 1 is just around the corner. May 1 is coming soon after that. We don’t know how long this pandemic will last.
Dave Obee: If you can afford it, please donate to the Rapid Relief Fund

Dave Obee: If you can afford it, please donate to the Rapid Relief Fund

Donate at rapidrelieffund.ca . More options below Your friends and neighbours need help, and need it quickly. That’s why we started this Rapid Relief Fund, which is designed to put your money to work at lightning speed.
Resident tests positive for COVID-19 at Campbell River retirement home

Resident tests positive for COVID-19 at Campbell River retirement home

A resident of a Campbell River retirement home has tested positive for COVID-19. Berwick Retirement Communities announced the positive case in their Campbell River independent living facility in a statement on its website.
B.C. cases at 884, with 17 deaths; reminder to keep distance

B.C. cases at 884, with 17 deaths; reminder to keep distance

Another person has died and there are 92 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in B.C., the biggest increase in one day yet, health officials said Saturday. B.C. now has 884 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 17 deaths.
Dave Obee: YES! Fund hits $2 million in less than a week

Dave Obee: YES! Fund hits $2 million in less than a week

Donate online at rapidrelieffund.ca . More options below. The Rapid Relief Fund hit $2 million in less than a week. Amazing, inspiring, and a huge reason for hope, which is something we all need in these difficult days of COVID-19. We did it.
Island firms team up to help first responders

Island firms team up to help first responders

A collaboration between two charitable local companies is putting key medical supplies into the hands of first responders, clinics and hospitals in rapid fashion.