Monday, March 8, 2021
ADVT 
National

Teachers at B.C. school protest over COVID safety

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 24 Feb, 2021
  • Teachers at B.C. school protest over COVID safety

Teachers marched today outside an elementary school in Surrey, B.C., where a confirmed case of a COVID-19 variant has been reported to demand more safety measures.

Members of the Surrey Teachers Association dressed in red and also marchedwith their colleagues outside Woodward Hill Elementary in a physically distanced protest before classes began.

Matt Westphal, the president of the Surrey Teachers Association, says the biggest concern is that students in elementary schools are not required to wear masks inside their classrooms.

Earlier this month, the province changed safety protocols to require students in middle and secondary school, along with staff working in kindergarten through Grade 12, to wear non-medical masks in all indoor areas of their schools, including while in their learning groups.

Deputy provincial health officer Dr. Reka Gustafson said Monday there are no plans to make any changes to provincial guidelines on masks in schools.

Seven schools in the Fraser Health region reported cases involving a COVID-19 variant of concern, with all of them linked to the strain first detected in the United Kingdom.

MORE National ARTICLES

Crown seeks six years for Rideau Hall incident

Crown seeks six years for Rideau Hall incident

Corey Hurren, 46, rammed through a gate at Rideau Hall and headed on foot toward Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s home at Rideau Cottage while heavily armed on July 2.

Crown seeks six years for Rideau Hall incident

B.C. allows restaurants to buy wholesale liquor

B.C. allows restaurants to buy wholesale liquor

The provincial government made temporary changes last June to allow the hospitality industry to buy alcohol at the same cost as liquor stores and it has now made that decision permanent.

B.C. allows restaurants to buy wholesale liquor

Canada, Australia team up on online regulation

Canada, Australia team up on online regulation

A statement from Ottawa says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison have agreed to continue "co-ordinating efforts" to address online harm and ensure social media companies pay for journalism.

Canada, Australia team up on online regulation

Surrey RCMP want public assistance in finding the owner of a box of sports tickets

Surrey RCMP want public assistance in finding the owner of a box of sports tickets

On October 22, 2020, Surrey RCMP received a report of lost or stolen property which was found in the area 140 Street and 19 Avenue.

Surrey RCMP want public assistance in finding the owner of a box of sports tickets

What's driving drop in global COVID cases?

What's driving drop in global COVID cases?

Charts and graphs depicting the COVID burden among most countries, including Canada and the United States, are showing steep dives from all-time highs just weeks ago.

What's driving drop in global COVID cases?

A return to more normal life on the way, says Tam

A return to more normal life on the way, says Tam

But Dr. Theresa Tam says some of the more personal measures, like wearing masks and limiting close contact outside our households, may be with us longer.

A return to more normal life on the way, says Tam

PrevNext