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  • COVID-19: A timeline of the pandemic and how it changed our lives over the past year

    As of today, Jan. 21, it has been one year since Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix held their first joint COVID-19 briefing.
  • Safety issues mount as U.S. skiers hit backcountry in pandemic

    DENVER - On March 14, Colorado's governor issued an executive order shutting down ski resorts across the state. The coronavirus had arrived and was spreading rapidly in small mountain communities that were attracting hordes of spring break revelers.
  • New Zealand’s Ardern wins 2nd term in election landslide

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions.
  • In hurricane-ravaged Louisiana, residents dig out, again

    LAKE CHARLES, La. - First, Hurricane Laura roared ashore with its staggering, 150 mph (241 kph) winds. Then Hurricane Delta followed, with less wind but with ferocious downpours. The two back-to-back hurricanes in the space of six weeks have left this pocket of southwest Louisiana blanketed with tarpaulins, debris and flooded streets — but not despair.
  • Trump declares 'I get it,' then briefly leaves hospital

    BETHESDA, Md. - Two days after being hospitalized with COVID-19, President Donald Trump declared, “I get it,” in a message to the nation Sunday before briefly leaving the hospital to salute supporters from his motorcade, a move that again showed his willingness to disregard basic precautions to contain the virus that has killed more than 209,000 Americans.
  • US cities gird for more violence as Trump decries 'lowlifes'

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.”
  • iN VIDEO: Minneapolis cop who knelt on man's neck charged with murder

    MINNEAPOLIS - The police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder in a case that sparked protests across the United States and violence in Minneapolis.
  • Through kids' eyes: Virus outbreak brings sadness, fear, joy

    CHICAGO - These are children of the pandemic.
  • Kelowna made it through a pandemic before and can learn from past mistakes

    Close churches, schools, libraries and theatres. No more public weddings or funerals. Loitering in restaurants and bars is prohibited. Avoid crowded areas.
  • Illinois and New York join California in ordering lockdowns

    Illinois and New York state joined California on Friday in ordering all residents to stay in their homes unless they have vital reasons to go out, restricting the movement of more than 70 million Americans in the most sweeping measures taken yet in the U.S. to contain the coronavirus.
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