Dr. Bonnie Henry says she’s concerned about the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in BC –  21 new cases reported Wednesday- the fifth day in a row to hit the 20 mark – the uptick credited to more people moving freely throughout the province as part of stage 3.

How rude! A Vancouver model was kicked out of a provincial park near Merritt for doing a topless photo shoot – saying she was inspired by the majestic scenery – and made sure to ask people around her it they were cool with it./ Still a few hours later – staff notified the model she’d been banned.

Are you ready for your next Atlantic Canada road trip? That side of the country has been talking about lifting restrictions for the rest of us Canadians to enter their “Atlantic Bubble.” As it stands right now, west coasters are allowed to visit, but must self isolate for 2 weeks. There’s talks of this changing as soon as Friday, but don’t hold your breath!

Hmmm enjoying the sun or staying alive?
More young people may be getting infected with Covid-19 in the states – some as young as 30 – but that doesn’t seem to bother them – many arguing they’d rather take their chances than waste their summer worrying wearing masks and worrying about social distancing. #priorities

Who knew the splash pad could be so dangerous? Yesterday a handful of kids were hurt by a pepper spray like substance at The Mission Spray Park. First responders were called as the children’s eyes and mouths started to sting while they were playing. Officials have yet to determine what it was, but Mission RCMP are going to investigate. 

Now there’s another danger when hiking through the Coquitlam trails. Some lemons were found in the trails that were filled with sewing needles. While the police are investigating, they’re asking that if you or anyone you know finds another needle filled lemon, please call the police, don’t throw the lemon away and please don’t make lemonade! 

Now you can go camping in public parks! Well, kind of. The Vancouver Park Board has passed a bylaw, letting the homeless set up camp overnight in local parks. The BC courts have decided that it’s a constitutional right to be able to set up temporary shelters in public parks. No word if this is coming to Surrey.

Are you ready for your next Atlantic Canada road trip? That side of the country has been talking about lifting restrictions for the rest of us Canadians to enter their “Atlantic Bubble.” As it stands right now, west coasters are allowed to visit, but must self isolate for 2 weeks. There’s talks of this changing as soon as Friday, but don’t hold your breath!

Dr Bonnie Henry announced 13 news cases of COVID yesterday bringing the total number of active cases  in BC to 209 – she reminds us to stick to small groups and keep our hands washed to keep transmissions low.

With that, she is happy that we are keeping the border closed until late August – also reminding us that some US citizens live here or have come to take care of loved ones  – asking that we aren’t too quick to judge BUT that anyone coming from the US needs to isolate for 14 days.

COVID debt – the  pandemic has shattered BC’s balanced budget –  we are  forecasting a deficit of 12.5-billion dollars for this fiscal year. Some pre-pandemic spending priorities will have to be looked into.

There’s stocking up and then there’s stealing 3300 lbs of rice? Police recovered $75, 000 in stolen goods from a Langley warehouse – among the rice was paper towel, toilet paper, diapers, sandals and some ammunition – no charges have been laid yet.

Information at a cost – Surrey city council  approved a staff recommendation to amend the Freedom of Information bylaw and added a new $150 fee for processing “routine requests” for attendance records at Surrey’s facilities.