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5 000 tree planters prepare for a planting season despite COVID-19

For the past four years, Levin Chamberlain has spent his summers tree planting in B.C.’s southern interior.  The routine has become special for Chamberlain, who graduated from UVic with a…

The difference between “physical” and “social” distancing

Experts are calling for a worldwide transition to using the term “physical distancing” to refer to COVID-19 public safety instructions rather than “social distancing,” which they argue can be misconstrued…

EDITORIAL | COVID-19 pandemic exposes existing disparities in a way that threatens lives

Right now, physical distancing is our main line of defense against spreading COVID-19. Our “firewall,” according to the Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry. However, for those living on the street…
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EDITORIAL | COVID-19 is no longer news, it’s the new normal

If looking back on “normal life” feels surreal, you’re not alone. The social and economic impacts of the past three weeks have been tremendous. Life has ground to a halt…