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May 6 - Hasina Samji
The pandemic is really stressing youth out, studies show - The Squamish Chief

May 3 - Paola Ardiles
Canadian Mental Health Week and preventing mental health issues for post-secondary students - SoundCloud

May 2 - Lyana Patrick
Land, planning and public health - CBC Radio One 91.5FM (CBYG)

April 30 - Anne-Marie Nicol
Impact of new travel restrictions in B.C (PART I) - CBC Radio One 90.5FM (CBCV)

April 30 - Anne-Marie Nicol
Impact of new travel restrictions in B.C (PART II) - CBC Radio One 90.5FM (CBCV)

April 29 - Lyana Patrick
Land, planning and public health - CBC Radio One 91.5FM (CBYG)

April 29 - Tania Bubela
(CH) Massive lines for COVID-19 vaccine a good sign - MingPaoCanada.com - Vancouver

April 28 - Tania Bubela
Massive lines for COVID shots outside pop-up vaccination clinics is good news: expert - CKWX-FM - News 1130

April 28 - Kelley Lee
To Stop COVID, We Need ‘Gold Standard’ Border Control - The Tyee

April 28 - Julianne Piper
Impact of travel restrictions in B.C. - 630 CHED

April 27 - Julianne Piper
Premier says questions around enforcing B.C. travel restrictions will be answered soon - CKWX-FM - News 1130

April 27 - Cecilia Sierra-Heredia
It’s not your imagination: seasonal allergies in Metro Vancouver are worse this year - CTV News

April 27 - Jamie Scott
Coronavirus: US private school bans vaccinated teachers from student contact - South China Morning Post

April 27 - Jamie Scott
(FR) Miami school bans vaccine for teachers - LaPresse.ca

April 26 - Kelley Lee and Anne-Marie Nicol
John Ivison: Shouting talking points is no substitute for proper COVID border policy - National Post

April 26 - Kelley Lee
Toronto-area startup Switch Health accused of fumbling Canada’s COVID-19 border testing - Global News

April 26 - Julianne Piper 
(CH) Effectiveness of travel ban in British Columbia - Singtao.ca

April 26 - Julianne Piper 
(FR) BC travel ban does not go far enough, researchers argue - ICI Radio-Canada.ca 

April 25 - Julianne Piper
B.C. travel restrictions don't go far enough, says SFU researcher studying pandemics and borders - CBC.CA News

April 25 - Kelley Lee
(FR) Experts call for tougher Manitoba travel restrictions - ICI Radio-Canada.ca

April 25 - Kelley Lee
Shut down travel in and out of Manitoba or risk prolonging pandemic, experts warn - CBC.CA News

April 24 - Hasina Samji
COVID-19: Two-thirds of B.C. youth struggling with mental health during the pandemic, new research shows - Vancouver Sun

April 24 - Kelley Lee
How Vietnam has kept coronavirus deaths to just 35, and grew its economy in 2020? - Vietnam Insider

April 23 - Kelley Lee
Bill Blair says Canada's borders have 'layers of protection.' An expert warns those layers have 'many holes' - CBC Radio

April 23 - Kelley Lee
What the most recent flight ban means for Canadians in India - CBC The National

April 23 - Kelley Lee
A panel of experts on travel restrictions - CBC Radio - On the Coast

April 23 - Kelley Lee
Efficacy of travel restrictions on containment of COVID-19 - CBC Radio - The Current

April 23 - Kelley Lee
Vietnam defied the experts and sealed its border to keep Covid-19 out. It worked. - Vox 

April 22 - Bruce Lanphear
Why small planes still use leaded fuel decades after phase-out in cars - NBCNEWS.com

April 22 - Stuart Poyntz
Surrey RCMP say mental health calls remain high, families struggling amid pandemic - CKWX-FM - News 1130

April 22 - Kelley Lee
Canada imposes ban on passenger flights from India, Pakistan for 30 days - CTV News

April 21 - Kelley Lee
Border travel restrictions necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 variants across provinces (PART I) - CBC Radio One CBX (Edmonton, AB)

April 21 - Kelley Lee
Border travel restrictions necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 variants across provinces (PART II) - CBC Radio One CBX (Edmonton, AB)

April 21 - Kelley Lee
Border travel restrictions necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 variants across provinces (PART III) - CBC Radio One CBX (Edmonton, AB)

April 21 - Kelley Lee
Border travel restrictions necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 variants across provinces (PART IV) - CBC Radio One CBX (Edmonton, AB)

April 21 - Kelley Lee
Border travel restrictions necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 variants across provinces (PART V) - CBC Radio One CBX (Edmonton, AB)

April 21 - Julianne Piper
Interprovincial and international travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic (PART I) - News Talk 980 CKNW

April 21 - Julianne Piper
Interprovincial and international travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic (PART II) - News Talk 980 CKNW

April 20 - Julianne Piper
‘What is essential travel?’: Questions around B.C.’s COVID-19 travel crackdown - Global News

April 20 - Julianne Piper
B.C government cracking down on non-essential travel - Global BC (CHAN)

April 20 - Julianne Piper
B.C. imposes travel restrictions - Global News

April 19 - Hasina Samji
Gen Z Is Increasingly Developing Anxiety About Climate Change - Verywell Health

April 19 - Julianne Piper
Effectiveness of travel bans and border closures - 680 CJOB

April 18 - Donald MacPherson
NDP lawmaker tables bill to decriminalize drug use as overdose deaths soar - Blue Line

April 18 - Ralph Pantophlet
Is it time to ditch disinfecting? CDC updates data surrounding COVID-19 surface transmission - Global News

April 17 - Anne-Marie Nicol
Variants cases take hold in Canada - CTV News Channel

April 16 - Kelley Lee
Vancouver becomes largest source for domestic COVID infected flights (PART I) - News Talk 980 CKNW

April 16 - Kelley Lee
Vancouver becomes largest source for domestic COVID infected flights (PART II) - News Talk 980 CKNW

April 16 - Donald MacPherson
Donald MacPherson: Federal government must decriminalize drugs to save lives and protect communities - Vancouver Sun

April 16 - Jeremy Snyder
Is GoFundMe Becoming a Social Safety Net? - Player FM

April 15 - Donald MacPherson
NDP lawmaker tables bill to decriminalize drug use as overdose deaths soar - Times Colonist

April 15 - Paola Ardiles
Workplace transmissions - CBC Radio

April 15 - Kelley Lee
Increasing COVID-19 frustration - CTV News Channel

April 15 - Kelley Lee
Carson Jerema: Trudeau government failed to keep out variants that are tearing through Canada - National Post

April 15 - Kelley Lee
Ottawa drops specific COVID-19 screening for travellers from Brazil as variant spreads throughout British Columbia - The Globe and Mail

April 15 - Cecilia Sierra-Heredia
Here's why the allergy season may be getting worse for you - Squamish Chief 

April 15 - Donald MacPherson
A mother speaks out amid bid to decriminalize personal drug use in B.C - Times Colonist

April 14 - Donald MacPherson
7000 people have died from illicit drug overdoses (PART I) - CFAX 1070

April 14 - Donald MacPherson
7000 people have died from illicit drug overdoses (PART II) - CFAX 1070

April 14 - Scott Lear
What is essential travel in B.C.? - 980 CKNW

April 14 - Kelley Lee
Shut down travel between provinces to control spread of variants, experts say - CBC Radio

April 14 - Kelley Lee
Tighter travel restrictions remain on the table for British Columbia - CBC Radio - The Early Edition

April 14 - Jamie Scott
Risks of AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines (PART I) - CBC Radio One 88.9FM (CBTK)

April 14 - Jamie Scott
Risks of AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines (PART II) - CBC Radio One 88.9FM (CBTK)

April 13 - Scott Lear
COVID-19: Health officials' latest messaging applauded by those craving clarity - Vancouver Sun

April 13 - Sukhpreet Tamana
Pandemic screen time is off the charts—but experts say parents don't need to worry - Today's Parent

April 12 - Julianne Piper
Why aren't we taking a firmer stance on travel?! - 980 CKNW

April 10 - Anne-Marie Nicol
No time for complacency as rise of variants becomes a concern - My Campbell River Now

April 9 - Meghan Winters
Post-pandemic traffic in Metro Vancouver could be worse than ever, expert warns - CBC.CA News

April 9 - Meghan Winters
The Benefits of Biking, For Your Body and Mind - MSN Canada

April 9 - Jeremy Snyder
GoFundMe is becoming a social safety net — an inequitable one - Salon.com

April 9 - Kelley Lee
Why Doesn’t BC Get Tougher on Stopping Travel? - The Tyee

April 8 - Kelley Lee
Should B.C. shift its vaccination strategy to a younger demographic? Some say yes - CBC.CA News

April 8 - Anne-Marie Nicol
Are tighter restrictions for COVID-19 required? - CTV Two Vancouver Island (CIVI)

April 7 - Anne-Marie Nicol
COVID-19 variants of concern and travel restrictions (PART I) - CFAX 1070

April 7 - Anne-Marie Nicol
COVID-19 variants of concern and travel restrictions (PART II) - CFAX 1070

April 7 - Josh Alampi
SFU study links exposures to certain metals to autistic-like behaviours in children - CKWX-FM - News 1130

April 6 - Scott Lear
Effectiveness of COVID-19 restrictions (PART I) - CBC Radio One 90.5FM (CBCV)

April 6 - Scott Lear
Effectiveness of COVID-19 restrictions (PART II) - CBC Radio One 90.5FM (CBCV)

April 6 - Scott Lear
Effectiveness of COVID-19 restrictions (PART III) - CBC Radio One 90.5FM (CBCV)

April 5 - Kelley Lee & Anne-Marie Nicol
Battle brews at Peace Arch Park in Blaine, where border-crossers meet, risking detection and COVID infection - The Seattle Times

April 5 - Kelley Lee
B.C. needs to move beyond advisories, recommendations against travel: expert - CKWX-FM

April 2 - Scott Lear
Scott Lear: B.C. government should focus on good public health messaging, not on blaming young adults - Vancouver Sun

April 2 - Cecilia Sierra-Heredia
Climate change hurts, masks help - Global News BC1

April 1 - Cecilia Sierra-Heredia
Allergies another reason for wearing a mask: researcher - Global News

March 31 - Scott Lear
Young British Columbians bear the brunt of rising COVID-19 case numbers - Global News

March 30 - Scott Lear
Horgan’s COVID comments towards young people unhelpful, unfair: B.C. professor - Agassiz Harrison Observer

March 30 - Meghan Winters
Bursting social bubbles after COVID-19 will make cities happier and healthier again - National Post

March 30 - Josh Alampi
Mothers exposure to toxic linked to autistic-like behaviours in kids - Zee News

March 29 - Kelley Lee
Canada’s border is still closed to nonessential travel, even if you’ve been vaccinated - KTOO-FM

March 26 - Zabrina Brumme & Mark Brockman
Research raises questions over delayed second vaccine doses for seniors - Surrey Now-Leader

March 25 - Zabrina Brumme & Mark Brockman
Long-term care residents show weaker immune response to first dose of vaccine - Vancouver Sun

March 23 - Jeremy Snyder
Kylie Jenner asked fans to help with a makeup artist’s medical bills. Backlash ensued - Los Angeles Times

March 20 - Ralph Pantophlet
Faith leaders preach value of COVID-19 vaccines among followers - National Post

March 18 - Tania Bubela
Normal? New Normal? A life with Covid-19 is certain. - CBC Radio

March 18 - Tania Bubela
Efficacy of first dose of Covid-19 vaccine (PART I) - CBC Radio One CBYK

March 18 - Tania Bubela
Efficacy of first dose of Covid-19 vaccine (PART II) - CBC Radio One CBYK

March 18 - Kelley Lee
How COVID-19 Spread in Canada - TVO - The Agenda with Steve Paikin

March 17 - Malcolm King
Indigenous community research partnerships can help address health inequities - National Post

March 17 - Jamie Scott
Variants could dash B.C. hopes for indoor religious services, experts say - National Post

March 13 - Julianne Piper
COVID might have been in Canada earlier than when it was first identified: expert - National Post

March 12 - Kelley Lee
Closing some of the U.S.-Canada land border crossings could help control the COVID-19 pandemic (PART I) - 570News (CKGL)

March 12 - Kelley Lee
Closing some of the U.S.-Canada land border crossings could help control the COVID-19 pandemic (PART II) - 570News (CKGL)

March 11 - Kelley Lee, Anne-Marie Nicol, Julianne Piper
Closing some of the U.S.-Canada land border crossings could help control the COVID-19 pandemic - The Conversation Canada

March 10 - Scott Lear
B.C. scrambles to fix COVID-19 vaccine booking system after rocky start - The Globe and Mail

March 8 - Bruce Lanphear
What Comes after Phyllis Ellis’s Documentary Toxic Beauty? - Nuvo Magazine

March 6 - Scott Lear
The benefits of 'exercise snacking' - Player FM

March 6 - Julia Smith
International Women's Day: 9 B.C. leaders who 'choose to challenge' - Vancouver Sun

March 5 - Julian Somers
Conversations That Matter: Did four pillars drug plan fail? - Vancouver Sun

March 2 - Charlotte Waddell
Data gaps are fueling Canada’s children’s mental health crisis, during COVID-19 and beyond - The Globe and Mail

March 1 - Anne-Marie Nicol, Jeremy Snyder, and Kelley Lee
COVID-19 hotel quarantine: Exemption for 'essential' medical travel confuses doctors, patients - National Post

February 28 - Kanna Hayashi
Fentanyl exposure awareness study - Global News

February 27 - Scott Lear
Indian-Led Global Study Shows Higher Death Risk Associated With Eating Excess Refined Grains - The Weather Channel

February 27 - Kelley Lee
Keeping out Covid-19 - BBC-World Service Radio

February 26 - Kelley Lee
UK holidaymakers will have `nowhere to go´ until more countries ramp up vaccines - Daily Mail

February 24 - Julia Smith
Without Women, COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts in the U.S. Would Fail - Verywell Health

February 24 - Scott Lear
(FR) How to train while working out with micro exercise sessions - The Conversation Canada

February 24 - Julian Somers
Compulsory treatment for those suffering from addiction? - 980 CKNW

February 24 - Julian Somers
Daphne Bramham: Compulsory addiction treatment high on Canadians' priority list - Vancouver Sun

February 23 - Julian Somers
Vancouver Park Board says bylaw will be enforced to avoid future tent cities - Global News

February 23 - Donald Macpherson
B.C. advocates say relaxed drug offence penalties not enough amid deadly supply - National Post

February 23 - Julianne Piper
Ottawa must address mistakes regarding COVID-19 pandemic preparedness, experts say - The Globe and Mail

February 22 - Julian Somers
Park Board will enforce bylaw to prevent more tent cities - Global News BC1

February 22 - Scott Lear
(CH) High consumption of refined grains could increase risk of heart disease and death - Singtao.ca

February 21 - Jeff Reading
Bad Water Sickens First Nations. But Government Doesn’t Track the Toll - The Tyee

February 21 - Scott Lear
Eating more refined grains increases risk of heart disease, death: study - CTV News

February 20 - Scott Lear
‘Insulting to everybody’: B.C. government’s ‘self-care bingo’ card goes viral in the wrong way - Global News

February 18 - Hasina Samji
A new study into COVID and children - The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn

February 18 - Julian Somers
As Canada’s overdose deaths soar, the safe-supply debate enters a new and urgent phase - The Globe and Mail

February 16 - Kelley Lee
Coronavirus: Truckers still seeing discrimination, should be among first vaccinated, says association - Global News

February 15 - Scott Lear
Snack your way to better health with bite-sized exercise breaks - National Post

February 15 - Kelley Lee
Negative COVID-19 test required at border crossing to enter Canada - News Talk 980 CKNW

February 14 - Kelley Lee
New rules requiring a negative COVID-19 test at Canadian border now in effect - CTV News

February 13 - Kelley Lee
Coronavirus: Hunting for variants and the case for travel restrictions - Global News

February 12 - Kelley Lee
The growing threat of coronavirus variants - Global Quebec (CKMI)

February 12 - Kelley Lee
Do Canada's travel restrictions make sense? -TVOntario (CICO)

February 11 - Donald Macpherson
B.C. reports record number of illicit drug overdoses in 2020 - CBC Radio One 690AM/88.1FM (CBU)

February 11 - Hasina Samji
Online survey of COVID-19 mental health seeks participants - Burnaby Now

February 11 - Hasina Samji
‘Their voice really matters’: Survey asks for input from B.C. youth on COVID’s effects - Surrey Now-Leader

February 11 - Tim Takaro
Trans Mountain says it had safety in mind when it removed peaceful pipeline protest site - National Observer

February 10 - Kelley Lee
Canada has tough new COVID-19 restrictions for air travellers. Why don’t the same rules apply at the land border? - Toronto Star

February 10 - Charlotte Waddell
BC Claims ‘Mental Well-Being’ Is Taught in Schools. Students Don’t See It - The Tyee

February 10 - Tim Takaro
Physician challenges Trans Mountain pipeline in court after protest site demolished - National Observer

February 9 - Kelley Lee
Truckers navigate muddied health guidelines amid coronavirus pandemic, hope for vaccine priority - Global News

February 8 - Kelley Lee
Uber Founder Launches Luxury Airline So Rich People Can Go on COVID Vacations - Vice

February 8 - Jeremy Snyder
Why some snowbirds are flying south despite the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions - National Post

February 6 - Kelley Lee & Anne-Marie Nicol
Kelley Lee and Anne-Marie Nicol: Why Canada doesn’t know how many COVID-19 cases are linked to travel - The Province

February 5 - Kelley Lee
Covid: Could Britain have been more like New Zealand? - The Guardian

February 3 - Kelley Lee
Accuracy of data collected on travel-related COVID-19 cases (PART I) - CBC Radio One 90.5FM (CBCV)

February 3 - Kelley Lee
Accuracy of data collected on travel-related COVID-19 cases (PART II) - CBC Radio One 90.5FM (CBCV)

February 3 - Kelley Lee
How BC Could Get to COVID Zero - The Tyee

February 3 - Scott Lear
Scott Lear: We should demand more from B.C.’s public health leaders - Vancouver Sun

February 3 - Bruce Lanphear
What’s in Your Prenatal Vitamin? - DNYUZ

February 3 - Michel Joffres
(FR) Health authorities will take stock of health restrictions on Friday - ICI Radio-Canada.ca

February 3 - Anne-Marie Nicol
(CH) Canadian snowbirds to follow new quarantine rules upon return - Singtao.ca

February 3 - Anne-Marie Nicol
Slowing the spread of COVID-19 variants - CTV Two Dawson Creek (CJDC)

February 3 - Anne-Marie Nicol
COVID cases linked to travel - 980 CKNW

February 3 - Kelley Lee
Experts warned of new COVID-19 variants. Why did Ottawa wait for stricter travel rules? - Global News

February 3 - Kelley Lee
Controlling COVID-19 variants requires stricter travel measures, expert says - CKWX-FM

February 2 - Kelley Lee
The Current for Feb. 2, 2021 - CBC Radio

February 2 - Anne-Marie Nicol
Ottawa has no plans to force land travellers to quarantine in hotels — at least not yet - CBC.CA News

February 1 - Anne-Marie Nicol
B.C.'s restrictions haven't yet been renewed, but top doctor says 'hold off' on Super Bowl parties - CTV News

February 1 - Kelley Lee
Are travel restrictions too little too late? - 980 CKNW

February 1 - Kelley Lee & Anne-Marie Nicol
Why Canada doesn’t know how many COVID-19 cases are linked to travel - The Conversation Canada

February 1 - Kelley Lee
Canadian federal government implements stricter travel restrictions - News Talk 980 CKNW

February 1 - Scott Lear
Nightclub allegations not going over well - Global News BC1

February 1 - Charlotte Waddell
CBC Radio's The House: Resettling refugees, supporting Canada's kids - CBC Radio - The House

January 30 - Anne-Marie Nicol
Ottawa takes steps to discourage international travel - Global News

January 30 - Scott Lear
(CH) SFU researcher calls on B.C. government to ‘do more’ in fight against COVID-19 - Singtao.ca

January 29 - Scott Lear
SFU researcher calls on B.C. government to ‘do more’ in fight against COVID-19 - Global News

January 28 - Kelley Lee
Coronavirus: 6.3M travellers entered Canada and didn’t quarantine - Global News

January 28 - Kelley Lee
Difficulty of enforcing travel restrictions (PART I) - Newstalk 770 CHQR

January 28 - Kelley Lee
Difficulty of enforcing travel restrictions (PART II) - Newstalk 770 CHQR

January 27 - Julian Somers
Daphne Bramham: The solution to homelessness, DTES chaos and disorder has been known for years - Vancouver Sun

January 27 - Kelley Lee
What the COVID-19 variants could mean for masks, lockdowns and vaccines - Global News

January 27 - Kelley Lee
Manitoba sets domestic COVID-19 travel restrictions, other provinces balk - The Globe and Mail

January 27 - Kelley Lee
New travel restrictions to be introduced to contain spread of COVID-19 - News Talk 980 CKNW

January 26 - Kelley Lee
Do COVID-19 variants mean we should crack down on interprovincial travel? One province just did - THE STAR

January 24 - Kelley Lee
Amid calls for international travel ban, experts say rules on essential trips must be clarified - CBC Radio

January 24 - Kelley Lee
Effectiveness of travel bans on slowing spread of COVID-19 (PART I) - CBC Radio One 90.5FM (CBCV)

January 24 - Kelley Lee
Effectiveness of travel bans on slowing spread of COVID-19 (PART II) - CBC Radio One 90.5FM (CBCV)

January 24 - Kelley Lee
What the science says on travel bans, and why Quebec wants one - CBC Montreal

January 22 - Kelley Lee
Justin Trudeau warns tougher travel restrictions are on the horizon, and Canadians could be stranded - THE STAR

January 21 - Kelley Lee
Two petitions insist B.C. has made wrong decision on interprovincial travel - Citynews1130

January 21 - Kelley Lee
BC needs to shut down the borders to stop COVID-19 spread - 980 CKNW

January 20 - Kelley Lee
Petition pushes B.C. government for tighter COVID-19 travel and quarantine restrictions - Global News

January 20 - Kelley Lee
Implementing interprovincial travel ban to stop spread of COVID-19 (PART I) - News Talk 980 CKNW

January 20 - Kelley Lee
Implementing interprovincial travel ban to stop spread of COVID-19 (PART II) - News Talk 980 CKNW

January 20 - Kelley Lee
(FR) COVID-19: The ability to screen for BC variants is limited - ICI Radio-Canada.ca

January 20 - Hui Xie
Antimalarial adherence lowers risk for death by 83% in lupus - Healio

January 20 - Charlotte Waddell
Report: Increase in involuntary detentions of youth - Global News BC1

January 19 - Kelley Lee
SFU health expert, citing COVID variants, urges B.C. to act quickly to restrict inter-provincial travel - CBC.CA News

January 19 - Kelley Lee
B.C. needs to stop non-essential travel to province within week, urges expert - Citynews1130

January 19 - Kelley Lee
It's not easy for B.C. to create travel restrictions during a pandemic - CBC Radio - The Early Edition

January 19 - Kelley Lee
Complications of implementing travel restrictions during COVID-19 pandemic (PART I) - CBC Radio One 90.5FM (CBCV)

January 19 - Kelley Lee
Complications of implementing travel restrictions during COVID-19 pandemic (PART II) - CBC Radio One 90.5FM (CBCV)

January 19 - Kelley Lee
Effectiveness of border closures on containing spread of COVID-19 (PART I) - CBC Radio One 88.9FM (CBTK)

January 19 - Kelley Lee
Effectiveness of border closures on containing spread of COVID-19 (PART II) - CBC Radio One 88.9FM (CBTK)

January 19 - Jeremy Snyders
Snowbirds complicate vaccine rollout - Montreal Gazette  

January 14 - Julian Somers
Julian Somers: Addiction, homelessness and evidence to build back better - Vancouver Sun  

January 8 - Scott Lear
The good, bad and ugly: We asked how the COVID school year is going, and were overwhelmed by the answers - Vancouver Sun

January 8 - Julian Somers
How Vancouver, B.C. Is Combatting the Housing Crisis With Tiny Townhouses - Greenmatters