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A shipment of Pfizer’s antiviral COVID-19 pill, Paxlovid, sits on a pallet on arrival at Ben Gurion International airport near Tel Aviv, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

A Paxlovid primer: what to know about the new oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19

Here are some answers about the new COVID anti-viral treatment just approved for use in Canada

A shipment of Pfizer’s antiviral COVID-19 pill, Paxlovid, sits on a pallet on arrival at Ben Gurion International airport near Tel Aviv, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
Saturnino de la Fuente García died Tuesday at the age of 112 years and 341 days. (Guinnessworldrecord.com photo)

Spaniard said to be world’s oldest man dies at 112

Saturnino De la Fuente passed away at home in Leon, a city in northwest Spain, Jan. 18.

Saturnino de la Fuente García died Tuesday at the age of 112 years and 341 days. (Guinnessworldrecord.com photo)
Children wearing shark outfits join a protest of a group of animal conservation activists near a local Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong, Saturday, April 21, 2018. The activists demanded Chinese restaurants to stop providing sharks fin soup on their menu from the endangered species as for centuries, shark fin, usually served as soup, has been a coveted delicacy in Chinese cooking. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

B.C. company fined $75,000 for importing fins of protected sharks

Feds say Hang Hing Herbal Medicine Ltd. imported 22 bags of processed shark fins in September 2017

Children wearing shark outfits join a protest of a group of animal conservation activists near a local Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong, Saturday, April 21, 2018. The activists demanded Chinese restaurants to stop providing sharks fin soup on their menu from the endangered species as for centuries, shark fin, usually served as soup, has been a coveted delicacy in Chinese cooking. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Alberta Health Services issued a partial closure order to the Granary Kitchen on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. (Red Deer Advocate)
Alberta Health Services issued a partial closure order to the Granary Kitchen on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. (Red Deer Advocate)
Glenmore dog park.
Glenmore dog park.
A carbon monoxide detector finds the odorless, colourless gas that could be fatal if it’s allowed to leak for an extended period of time. (File Photo)
A carbon monoxide detector finds the odorless, colourless gas that could be fatal if it’s allowed to leak for an extended period of time. (File Photo)
Of the $3,940 in taxes and charges levied on a typical $785,000 single-family house in 2022, about two-thirds are municipal property taxes, including for police.

Preliminary budget sets average property tax increase at 2.9% in Abbotsford

Hike equates to $75 more in property taxes for average single-family home

Of the $3,940 in taxes and charges levied on a typical $785,000 single-family house in 2022, about two-thirds are municipal property taxes, including for police.
A kitten interacts with a human as folks take part in Yoga with Cats on Mats at the Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven, 2019. Indoor yoga, gyms and dance studios have been shut down since before Christmas by a COVID-19 public health order. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. reopening gyms, fitness on Thursday with COVID-19 precautions

Spacing required for group and individual workouts, no fans or heaters permitted

A kitten interacts with a human as folks take part in Yoga with Cats on Mats at the Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven, 2019. Indoor yoga, gyms and dance studios have been shut down since before Christmas by a COVID-19 public health order. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress)
Demand for construction and skilled trades workers is higher than ever, but there aren’t enough workers to meet the demand. (Pixabay photo)

Labour shortage hampers B.C. construction industry amid high demand for work

Survey from Independent Contractors and Businesses Association finds 75% of companies are short-staffed

Demand for construction and skilled trades workers is higher than ever, but there aren’t enough workers to meet the demand. (Pixabay photo)
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Mission senior animal shelter ‘astounded’ by nearly $40,000 received from #BettyWhiteChallenge

Well over 800 donors and counting have given the non-profit a big boost following Betty White’s death

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Juilet Bridge on the Coquihalla highway. (B.C. Transportation)

Coquihalla reopening to all traffic Wednesday, caution advised

Hope to Merritt will take 45 minutes longer than usual

Juilet Bridge on the Coquihalla highway. (B.C. Transportation)
A suspect in a break-and-enter and robbery at a Prideaux Street apartment last month apologized to the victim before leaving the scene, say police. (News Bulletin file photo)

Suspect breaks into B.C. woman’s bedroom, demands money, apologizes

Woman came face-to-face with intruder in her Prideaux Street apartment

A suspect in a break-and-enter and robbery at a Prideaux Street apartment last month apologized to the victim before leaving the scene, say police. (News Bulletin file photo)
Reverend Art Turnbull will be hosting the 15 minutes of peace gathering every Tuesday at the International Friendship Cultural Gateway garden behind the Clearbrook Public Library. (Submitted)

Abbotsford groups hosting 15 minutes for peace

Abbotsford Interfaith Movement, Spiritual Path to Awakening hold weekly gatherings each Tuesday

Reverend Art Turnbull will be hosting the 15 minutes of peace gathering every Tuesday at the International Friendship Cultural Gateway garden behind the Clearbrook Public Library. (Submitted)
A pedestrian walks past the Chilliwack Law Courts on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack woman accused of spitting in someone’s face in a McDonald’s, resisting arrest

Incident allegedly started when another customer asked assailant to put her mask on properly

A pedestrian walks past the Chilliwack Law Courts on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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B.C. First Nation declares state of emergency after barge crashes into water line

Hitacu system unusable, water being trucked in from neighbouring Ucluelet

Black Press media file photo
A photo of Othello Road taken at approximately 3 p.m. The FVRD would expand their evacuation order 30 minutes later. (Jared Thompson photo)

Flood survey asks Fraser Valley Regional District residents how they fared in disaster

‘We are looking for feedback from residents, property, and business owners of FVRD’s electoral areas’

A photo of Othello Road taken at approximately 3 p.m. The FVRD would expand their evacuation order 30 minutes later. (Jared Thompson photo)
Solar panels can be seen on the school grounds on Lasqueti Island, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

$134 million in new funding announced for B.C. clean energy projects

The funding is available through the CleanBC Communities Fund starting Jan. 26

Solar panels can be seen on the school grounds on Lasqueti Island, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A BC Emergency Health Services air ambulance crew responded to a drowning incident in Golden Ears Provincial Park on Sunday. (File photo)

Scuba diver suffers fatal heart attack at Maple Ridge lake

Air ambulance called for man in cardiac arrest in Golden Ears park

A BC Emergency Health Services air ambulance crew responded to a drowning incident in Golden Ears Provincial Park on Sunday. (File photo)
The most recent Bigg’s killer whale calf, T124A7, breaches the water alongside three adult members of the pod. (Karac Lindsay/Eagle Wing Tours, courtesy of Pacific Whale Watch Association)
The most recent Bigg’s killer whale calf, T124A7, breaches the water alongside three adult members of the pod. (Karac Lindsay/Eagle Wing Tours, courtesy of Pacific Whale Watch Association)