Protect Our Province BC, Safe Schools Coalition BC and BC School COVID Tracker are coming together to ask for mask protection in indoor public spaces, businesses, schools and on public transit in BC. The removal of BC’s mandated health protections has us concerned for the health and well-being of all British Columbians. “Now that masking… Continue reading Protect Our Province BC, Safe Schools Coalition BC and BC School COVID Tracker Issue Joint Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The BC government claims to be as transparent on the pandemic as any jurisdiction in North America; is this true? The BC Government has announced it will be removing some of the few remaining protections against Covid-19, despite ongoing uncertainty over the trajectory of current cases and the possibility of new variants.… Continue reading Knowledge is Power: So Why is BC Hiding COVID-19 Data?

Protect Our Province BC hosts a panel to discuss BC’s approach to protecting children Guest Speaker: Prof. Colin Furness, Canadian epidemiologist  Thursday, January 6, 4:00 – 5:00 pm PST BC’s politicians and public health leaders seem to have abandoned all ideas of preventing the rapid growth of Omicron, telling both businesses and schools to prepare for… Continue reading COVID-19, Schools, and Children: Debunking the Myths

Protect Our Province BC to host a COVID-19 in BC Update:  Omicron is here, what can you do to stay safe and how the province must urgently prepare  Thursday, December 16, 12:30 – 13:30 pm PST Just like other countries around the globe, the province of Ontario is now acting swiftly ahead of the rapidly building… Continue reading URGENT ACTION: BC must prepare now for an Omicron Surge

Briefing #4 Friday 19  November, Noon Amid the crisis that has arrived with the extreme weather event, the floods and mudslides caused by the “atmospheric river”, BC’s hospitals have been described as “in crisis” too, by front line doctors, nurses, and other hospital workers. Protect Our Province BC set out to hear their stories, to… Continue reading Stories from BC’s Hospital Front Lines – The Missing Voices

Scientists, doctors, nurses, policy experts, and advocates concerned about the lack of science-informed public health guidance and measures. A new organization — Protect Our Province BC — will provide regular COVID-19 scientific briefings in order to address the government’s worrisome lack of  science-informed pandemic response in British Columbia.  The first briefing will be held on… Continue reading “Protect Our Province BC” launches to provide evidence-based COVID-19 briefings to British Columbians

Protect Our Province BC will host its second live briefing on Wednesday, October 27, at 4pm. Experts will discuss the evolving science related to COVID-19, children, and schools, and how we can make BC schools safer based on this evidence. “Case counts remain high in many communities, the more transmissible and severe Delta variant is… Continue reading Second Protect Our Province BC briefing to spotlight COVID-19 and schools, hear from infected parent on urgent need to make schools safer