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#BritishColumbia #MLAs are beginning to work contrary to the interests of the democratic principles of Canada and @DrBonnieHenry wants to vaccinate people forever.

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It seems #BC is about to be subjected to more vaccine requirements, and @DrBonnieHenry, seemingly meeting no opposition, wants to expand the power of her office. Image

There is no expiration date to this order so we are not even pretending that we are dealing with an 'emergency' anymore. Image
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Happy Tartan Day Canada #TartanDay #April6

Celebrate your Scottish Heritage.

Tartan across #Canada

#NovaScotia /1 ImageImage
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🧵Just the facts. #BritishColumbia #VancouverFraserPortAuthority. Truck Licensing System.
In discussion with Transport Canada, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will defer implementation of the #RollingTruckAgeProgram by a final six months to April 3, 2023.
The Port of Vancouver was the first port in Canada with stringent #environmentalrequirements for port container drayage trucks to #reduceairemissions, implemented by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority in 2008.
The key environmental requirement for truck approval in Truck Licensing System target truck age restrictions. The #truckexceptionapplication process available for trucks older than 12 years and will grant extensions of up to two years.…
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As of Jan 21, an estimated 7547 Canadian children have lost a primary or secondary caregiver to Covid-19.
24% of those have been since protections were removed in individual provinces.

Individual provincial impacts are in this thread.
#canpoli #cdnpoli Infographic portraying the figure of a child holding the han
As of Jan 28, an estimated 117 NB children have lost a primary or secondary caregiver to Covid-19.
57% of those have been since protections were removed.
#NewBrunswick #nbpoli Infographic portraying the figure of a child holding the han
As of Jan 21, an estimated 107 NS children have lost a primary or secondary caregiver to Covid-19.
68% of those have been since protections were removed.
#NovaScotia #nspoli Infographic portraying the figure of a child holding the han
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"B.C. saw less rain in 3 months than Hurricane Ian dumped in 1 minute."

-much of BC has seen hot & dry weather served with a side of smoke, including in our beautiful temperate rainforest

Our new alien world.

#ClimateCrisis #Ian #HurricaneIan…
@s_guilbeault are you paying attention to the west coast?

Right now children are *again* going to school breathing smoke. The 107 & 153 AQI here are samples from the #Vancouver region this morning

A few weeks ago, we hit the purple zone (the image says it all!)

#ClimateCrisis ImageImageImage
@s_guilbeault - the deniers are out in full force

You could be doing *much* more to talk about the running impacts of the #ClimateCrisis. It is not 'just' the one off disasters as terrible as those are

Millions are now breathing smoke, more & more regularly in #BritishColumbia
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I've read the stories describing the apology tour of Pope Francis. On Monday after his first visit near Edmonton I decided to comment after the saga had unfolded. It was an emotional week for so many!
1/ #PopeFrancis #Canada #residentialschools #truthandreconciliation
We heard apologies, pleading forgiveness, more apologies, recognition of "cultural destruction" and finally on the flight home #PopeFrancis said "yes, it was a genocide, yes, yes, clearly. You can say that I said it was a genocide."
2/ #residentialschools…
The genocide was justified by the #DoctrineOfDiscovery & while #PopeFrancis, #CatholicChurch, & Crown gov'ts are reluctant to rescind it, the actions I witnessed against the #Wetsuweten in their own territory are empowered by the Doctrine.
3/ #bcpoli #cdnpoli @bcndp @BCNDPCaucus
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This feels like it should be bigger news. More There have only been 4 periods in the history of the pandemic where more in #BritishColumbia have (officially) died WITH (yay, thanks BC for obscuring data) COVID than occurred in the first week of May (May 1-7).
#bcpoli #BCStorm
This is all because BC has intentionally distorted the data. As of April 2, all deaths where a positive test occurred within 30 days are being counted. Die of a car crash + covid test positive? Covid death!

Of course, CDCBC *COULD* easily go back &retroactively apply this definition to the start of the pandemic (this would help us understand what the increasing #'s mean in context), but of course that would severely increase the official count of COVID-19 deaths. Bad politics?
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BA.2.12.1 is the top circulating lineage in the #UnitedStates

It has significant growth advantage over other circulating lineages in #USA

Cov-spectrum predicts a 47% growth advantage over BA.2* (over last three months)

Get #Boosted and #MaskUp!
Tracking Spike #L452Q mutation over time

Current Hotspot: #USA
Emerging Hotspot: #Canada

Tracking the rise of Spike L452Q mutation in #Canada

Hotspots: #BritishColumbia, #Alberta

Note: Many BA.2.12 (534 sequences) with Spike L452Q & Spike S704L (should have been designated as BA.2.12.1)
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#BlackHistoryMonth wraps up today but we can engage with #BlackExcellence round the year via these #BlackTwitter accounts.
Wherever you live, we invite you to learn more about these #Communities & institutions that are shaping the story of #Canada.
🧵with favourite accounts.

Join them in their goal to “reduce the racial disparities in health outcomes & promote health & well-being for people from the diverse Black communities in Canada with emphasis on the broad determinants of health, including racism." #BlackHistoryMonth

@blackartndialog is "dedicated to supporting, documenting and showcasing the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists and cultural workers in Canada and internationally." #BHM

Explore their incredible FREE for the public gallery here:
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/22/2022…
Physicists harness electrons to make 'synthetic dimensions'…
#RydbergAtoms, #QuantumSimulations, #SyntheticDimensions, #SpatialBoundaries
The formation of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet was very different than previously believed…
#WestAntarctica, #IceSheet, #FormationPattern
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Wednesday's #Covid19 megathread makes an early start as there's so much news to bring you!

#Omicron takes centre stage in Europe with a raft of records (recap coming up), but #UK ministers are increasingly confident the NHS won't be swamped despite England's lack of restrictions
It turned out to be a terrible Tuesday, not just in #UK, which was just one of TEN European countries to hit all time high daily #Covid19 infection numbers.

#Cyprus #France #Greece #Iceland #Italy #Malta #Montenegro #Portugal and #Spain the others to set new records.
Concern in #Norway. The #Omicron wave looked to be beyond the peak; is it making a comeback or is it still delayed Christmas cases?
4,702 new #Covid19 infections, fewer than 100 down on last Weds.

Better health data. 315 in hospital, down 13 since y'day, although 120 are in ICU
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/14/2021…
As COVID's Omicron variant spreads, an Australian research team is 'very concerned' about discovery on its origins - ABC News…

#omicron, #COVID19, #variants, #transmissibility, #virulence, #GlobalControl
The Consequences of Moving from Industrial to Financial Capitalism – Consortium News…

#IndustrialCapitalism, #FinancialCapitalism, #consequences
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#CCGLive: CCGS Cape Calvert and CCGS Cape Naden have evacuated 16 people from the container ship M/V #ZimKingston near Victoria, #BritishColumbia after a fire broke out in ten containers earlier today.
The fire remains a dynamic event and an Incident Command Post has been set up to manage the situation. Responders are mobilizing to both fight the fire and recover the containers that broke away from the ship on Friday.
An Emergency Zone has been set up for 1NM around the ship while fire fighting operations are underway. Currently there is no safety risk to people on shore, however the situation will continue to be monitored.
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Hilo sobre #IncendiosForestales de #BritishColumbia #Canadá y análisis de situación en el #Mediterráneo con datos sobre #Sequía #CambioClimático

La importancia de una #GestiónForestal adaptativa que se adelante a lo que parece que viene resulta cada día más evidente… 🔥⚡️🌲🌊 El incendio en Mckay Creek salta el río Fraser y supera lasImagen de Mckay Creek Fire a la llegada de medios aéreos deAfectación a zonas de Interfaz Urbano - Forestal en Lytton,
A la ola de calor con registros sin precedentes, se han unido #TormentasSecas y una #sequía previa excepciona

Episodio extremo con más de 130 #IncendiosForestales,muchos provocados por 710.177 #rayos en unas 15horas,arden por todo el oeste canadiense

#Meteorología Situación de sequía previa al episodio de incendios forestDatos de sequía a 31 de mayo en CanadáLa Red de Detección de Rayos de América del Norte detectó
Según datos de Chris Vagasky (meteorólogo), 597.314 rayos fueron intranube y no tocaron suelo, pero hubo 112.803 descargas nube-tierra en la misma área

Muchas descargas asociadas a evento #piroconvectivo asociado a #IncendiosForestales #PyroCumuloNimbus

#IIFF y #GIF simultáneos Vista satelital de Pyrocumulonimbus tomada desde el OperatioVista terrestre de Pyrocumulonimbus del episodio canadiense.Imagen del Servicio de Incendios Forestales de British Colum
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Welche Einflussfaktoren von #Wetter und #Klima verursachen die #Jahrtausendhitze in #Kanada? Ein Thread basierend auf einem Artikel der Washington Post (…).
Eine Grundzutat ist ein außergewöhnlich starkes Hochdruckgebiet. Hier kann die Sonne am wolkenlosen Himmel ungehindert einscheinen und die typischerweise absinkende Luft erhitzt sich wie in einer Fahrradpumpe, weil der Luftdruck Richtung Erdboden zunimmt. ☀️
Das Hochdruckgebiet wurde möglicherweise durch einen tropischen Sturm im Pazifik verstärkt. Diese drehen sich auf der Nordhalbkugel gegen den Uhrzeigersinn und transportieren daher östlich von sich wie ein Schaufelrad warme Luft nach Norden. 🌀
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Nachdem vorige Tage der Temperaturrekord in #Seattle (#USA) gebrochen wurde, verzeichnet nun auch Kanada einen neuen Hitzerekord von 47,5 Grad Celsius.

Gemessen wurde dies in #Lytton (kleines Dorf in #BritishColumbia). /TN #Klimawandel #Klimakatastrophe
In #Lytton (#Kanada) wurde der Hitzerekord noch einmal krass gebrochen.

Am Dienstag erreichten die Temperaturen 49,5 Grad Celsius. In einigen Provinzen liegen die Temperaturen 10-15 Grad über den Normalwerten. /TN #Klimawandel #Klimakatastrophe…
Dieses Wetter wird auch als #Hitzedom bezeichnet und kommt laut Expert:innen im Durchschnitt nur einmal alle paar 1000 Jahre vor.… /TN Image
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Challenges faced by the world in 2020-21 due to China’s Belt Road Initiative(#BRI)

#BRI is criticized for China’s debt trap policy

#BRI has led social unrest & clashes between Chinese workers and the local community in countries

#COVID19 further intensified problems

BRI also led to the initial spread COVID

#Italy was the 1st nation to be badly affected by COVID19

It signed BRI deal with #China in 2019

COVID19 Spread to Italy in due to the travel and presence of Chinese workers in #Lombardy
Iran was also part of the OBOR-an agreement signed in 2019

Iran also badly suffered due to the COVID19 in the early months of 2020
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Apr 2

1 of every 43 #Canadians with #COVID19 has died since Feb 2020

1 in 69 BC
1 in 75 AB
1 in 78 SK
1 in 36 MB
1 in 49 ON
1 in 29 QC

1 of every 5 Cdns w/ C19 in long-term care & retirement homes has died

LAST 28 DAYS: 817 deaths, 1,335 LTC/RH cases, 368 LTC/RH deaths Image
Apr 2

-#COVID19 is in top 4 largest mortality events in #Canadian history

-Last 28 days: 817 Canadians died of C19

-If every week is like this week, 834 Canadians may die in next 28 days Image
Apr 2

#COVID19 #Canada


Wave 1 (to Aug 17)
Wave 2 (to Feb 18)
Wave 3 (Feb 19 to date) Image
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Feb 5

1 of every 39 #Canadians with #COVID19 has died since March 2020

1 in 56 BC
1 in 74 AB
1 in 75 SK
1 in 36 MB
1 in 43 ON
1 in 27 QC

1 of every 5 Cdns w/ C19 in long-term, personal care & retirement homes has died

There are 14,4457 LTC cases in last 28 days ⬇️

I'm simplifying these threads & will now show sliding window views of last 3 months of cumulative data for whole epidemic (except for province-specific summaries at end).

Rate of change graphs are provided for preceding 28 days to give a better sense of most recent dynamics.
Please note that though it's tempting to speculate about recent trends for long-term/personal care & retirement homes, reporting for this sector is VERY delayed & is almost always incomplete for preceding 3-4 weeks. The period of uncertainty is now highlighted in gray in graphs.
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Jan 29

Weekly summary #COVID19 #Canada

Provinces, high income peer countries w/ pop >20M

All deaths, cases, plus focus on long-term care & retirement homes

2-12: Data, whole epidemic
13-23: Wave 2
24-33: Last 28d, next 28d
34: Methods

Jan 29

1 of every 39 #Canadians with #COVID19 has died since Feb

1 in 56 in BC
1 in 76 in AB
1 in 80 in SK
1 in 36 in MB
1 in 44 in ON
1 in 27 in QC

1 of every 5 Cdns w/ C19 in long-term, personal care & retirement homes has died

There are 17,437 LTC cases in last 28 days

Jan 29

More #Canadians have now died of #COVID19 than died each year during the 1918-1920 "Spanish" flu

COVID-19 is in top 10 largest mortality events in Canadian history.

4,179 Canadians died of COVID-19 in the last 28 days.

Nearly 6,200 may die in the next 28 days.

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#Cascadia's climate activists have had global impact, yet emissions keep rising here in #Washington #Oregon & #BC.

2021 opens with renewed hope for a real transition, as documented in Part 3 of @INVW's year-long Getting to Zero #decarbonization project.…
#BritishColumbia set the pace when #Cascadia's govts set initial climate targets >10yrs ago. In 2021 #Washington and @JayInslee step way out with a 95%/net-zero target for 2050, tough interim goals, and a detailed strategy to get there.…
#Washington's strategy is backed by sophisticated modeling from Seattle-based CETI and SF-based EER.

Note: EER's EnergyPATHWAYS tool underpins the recent multi-path US #decarbonization visions 👇from @JesseJenkins et al @Princeton's @AndlingerCenter.…
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