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Apr 8 5 tweets 2 min read
Here is a quick thread about BC Place/Vancouver playing host to World Cup 2026 games.
The expectation now is BC will find out next week if Vancouver will be allowed back into the bid book.
The sense is FIFA will give thumbs up to Vancouver. #bcpoli Once Vancouver gets the thumbs up, that will mean 3 Canadian cities are being considered for 10 games.
Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver all want at least 4 or 5 games.
Making it work financially with 2 or 3 games is very tough. #bcpoli
Mar 10 4 tweets 2 min read
NEW - British Columbia will NO LONGER be requiring vaccination in the extended health care system. The commitment has been paused and it is unclear if this may happen eventually. Instead employees must show vaccination status by March 31. #bcpoli Dr. Henry says this is based on consultation with the regulated health care professions. Mentions there has been a delay on Novovax vaccine arriving in BC. #bcpoli
Mar 10 34 tweets 11 min read
NEW - As of 12:01 am tomorrow (Friday) masks will no longer be required in public indoor spaces in British Columbia. #bcpoli NEW - The BC Vaccine card will remain until April 8 in British Columbia. #bcpoli
Mar 9 17 tweets 3 min read
The final 32 is before us.
What is the most iconic animal/creature in B.C.
Here is the updated bracket. Voting begins now. #bcpoli Orca Whale vs. Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
The Orca Whales along BC's coast are some of the most studied whales in the world.
The White Sided Dolphin love company. They often swim in groups of 10 up to 100.
Mar 9 9 tweets 2 min read
The final quadrant. This is the specialty part of the bracket. Some are figments of the imagination. Some don't fit into other categories. Some are individual/groups of well known animal(s). One is a human in a suit. Let's go. #bcpoli Ogopogo vs. Fin
The Ogopogo is more than a creature in a lake. It is a symbol of a city. A logo on a jersey. A statue in a park. And maybe a log floating in the water.
Fin is the mascot of the Vancouver Canucks.
Mar 9 9 tweets 2 min read
Half the first round is done.
Dinner is over.
Now to the second half of the bracket.
Let's begin in the air. #bcpoli Bald eagle vs. barn swallow
There is a country who uses the eagle as one of it's symbols. Then there is BC, where eagles gather in larger numbers THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD.
Barn swallows are currently at risk.
Mar 9 9 tweets 2 min read
British Columbia has many water animals. Lets vote on some of them. #bcpoli The Orca Whale vs. Chum Salmon.
There are five species of salmon. They are all in the bracket. Chum just got unlucky and drew the Orca in the first round.
The local NHL club has an Orca on it's jersey when it is not a skate.
#bcpoli
Mar 8 10 tweets 2 min read
I know you guys feel like you are cheating on @j_mcelroy. But he will get over it.
Let's do a bracket to determine the most iconic BC creature. #bcpoli Beginning with land animals.
The Kermode Bear vs. the North American Beaver.
One is the star of an Imax film voiced by Ryan Reynolds and is also known as the spirit bear.
The other is on the nickel.
Feb 21 4 tweets 2 min read
Finance Minister Selina Robinson is holding pre budget press conference.
Investments coming in environment and 'society'. "We have been through a lot together." #bcpoli Robinson notes climate change as first budget priority. This is response to destruction from floods and fires. "It is substantially increasing the impact on people's lives." #bcpoli
Dec 24, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
NEW - BC has once again recorded it’s highest single day COVID case count.
There are 2,441 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 235,658 cases in the province. #bcpoli There are currently 10,415 active cases of COVID-19 in BC.
Hospitalizations and ICU down. 192 individuals are currently in hospital and 71 are in intensive care. #bcpoli
Dec 24, 2021 35 tweets 11 min read
Christmas Eve COVID-19 briefing is under way.
On December 27 and 28 COVID case numbers will be released.
December 29 there will be a briefing.
#bcpoli Dr. Bonnie Henry wanted to hold update to speak about the way Omicron is spreading and what people should do when they show symptoms.
"Omicron is different. It is spreading in a way that is different. We are in a different pandemic now." #bcpoli
Dec 24, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Another new COVID case record.
B.C. is reporting 2,046 new cases of COVID-19, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 233,217 cases in the province. #bcpoli There are currently 8,739 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Hospitalizations remaining stable with
195 individuals currently in hospital and 75 are in intensive care. #bcpoli
Dec 23, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
We are getting close to finalizing the bracket for the #bcpoli stories of the year. Will be 32 stories. 16 COVID, 16 non-COVID (8 weather, 8 not weather). Here are some playdowns. Weather play downs
With supply chains cut off people headed to grocery stores hoarding food. With railways crippled it would take weeks to restore supply lines vs. a damaged Trans Mountain pipeline and damaged highways led to an official order to ration gas. #bcpoli
Dec 22, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
NEW - B.C. is reporting 1,474 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 231,117 cases in the province.
The highest COVID case count ever recorded for one day in BC. #bcpoli There are 7,253 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
Of the active cases, 187 individuals are in hospital and 71 are in intensive care. #bcpoli
Nov 16, 2021 15 tweets 5 min read
This will be my thread for the flood update from the province. Starting now. #bcflooding #BCStorm Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth send condolences to the person who died on Highway 99. Holding back tears. Asking people who believe loved ones are missing to reach out to RCMP. #bcpoli
Nov 16, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
NEW - B.C. is reporting 338 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 213,358 cases in the province. #bcpoli There are currently 3,568 active cases.
There are 376 individuals currently in hospital and 107 are in intensive care. #bcpoli
Nov 16, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
NEW - British Columbia has the first case of AY 4.2. This is a Delta variant evolution. It is seen as potentially more transmissible. The vaccine works against it. #bcpoli Dr. Henry says this mutation has been found in the UK and is not yet it's own variant of concern. #bcpoli
Nov 16, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
COVID-19 briefing underway in B.C.
Health Minister Adrian Dix opens with thanks to health care workers and emergency workers for what they have done during slides and floods. #bcpoli NEW - Dix announces 48 patients are soon going to be moved out of Princeton due to the ongoing floods and slides. #bcpoli
Nov 16, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
NEW - There has been a slide near Lillooet where more than 50 cars are trapped. #bcpoli There has been an additional slide near Hague Lake. It is unknown how many cars are trapped. #bcpoli
Nov 15, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
NEW - Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 1,270 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 213,020 cases in the province:
Nov. 12-13: 502 new cases
Nov. 13-14: 387 new cases
Nov. 14-15: 381 new cases
#bcpoli There are 3,837 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
376 individuals are in hospital and 116 are in intensive care.
#bcpoli
Nov 15, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
NEW- The B.C. Government has introduced legislation that if passed would ban protests blocking services at schools, hospitals and vaccination clinics. There is a clause in the bill to add additional areas. #bcpoli This legislation would allow picketing in these areas. #bcpoli