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  1. I fully support the decision she made to put her mental health first. I find it disheartening that there is so much "media" about taking care of one's mental health blah blah blah but when someone who is struggling actually tries to do that, the organization that should be front and centre in supporting that person (tennis federations) slams the person and calls them out for their actions. I'm sad that I haven't seen any of her peers visibly supporting her choices. I'm sure that many of them have felt similarly and if they banded together real change might occur.
  2. Wasn't a huge fan of Gaudette this season, seemed a bit like he was believing his own press clippings too much. I know athletes need to be confident, he seemed overly so to me with some of the SM stuff he posted. I can only imagine that it would be really hard to walk into the dressing room after you brought COVID to the whole team and coaching staff. Regardless of whether you did everything right or not, it would still be hard. We'll never know whether that factored into the trade issue or not. I do believe Benning when he says that the management thought they would seem him take a step
  3. Yikes, sounds like multiple players are now in COVID protocol. Jeesh, hoping the best for everyone and their families. No blame about who contracted it. how it was contracted just genuine best wishes for a healthy recovery for everyone. Hockey is just a game, this virus can affect lives.
  4. How sad is it that instead of being joyful that the kid was found safe, people jump immediately (with no evidence) to target blame to the family and make assertions about poor parenting. I thought this was such a great news story in amongst all the negativity about COVID we've had lately. I'm not a parent, but I know how fast kids can disappear. I've seen parents frantic in malls looking for kids, I can't imagine a more terrifying feeling. So glad it turned out well in this instance. For those of you rushing to blame - maybe find something else to focus your nega
  5. There was a new health order issued on March 12 - reinforcing all the conditions around group settings. Changed how our golf leagues operate, pro shop can't organize anything for us. All they can do is provide a block of tee times, we have to put the draw together and then manage any cancellations.
  6. Where are your Grandma and GF's Grandma? Appointments seem to be available in Fraser Health for people in their 80's, my friend booked her Mom for 7:30 tonight (wanted to wait til after the Canuck game LOL). Her mom is early 80's. I hope your loved ones get their jab soon. I can understand why Pr Rupert is getting a community immunization, just as I can understand why Costco employees and the glass company employees are all getting vaccinated. It's an attempt to manage community spread.
  7. So excited for you, glad the update is positive. I've been checking in daily for an update from you, hoping for the best and holding my breath each time. I can't imagine how relieved you must be.
  8. I know 2 different families now that were infected, both early 50's, young adult kids brought it home. One mom was asthmatic and lots of allergies. Mild cases all round, one mom lost sense of taste and smell for about 9 days but other symptoms were much like a mild cold. Her husband got more flu like symptoms but all recovered quite quickly. Wonder when scientists will figure out what it is that causes the more severe infections and cytokine attacks so they can develop better treatments and reduce the risk. Right now it seems to be a bit like Russian Roulette.
  9. I'm surprised at what people take exception to. I wondered if it might be the idea of the "bingo card" perceived as making light of what is arguably a challenging time and not providing enough actual mental health supports?
  10. @bree So sorry to hear about your loved ones - I know there are no words that help but sending all the positive energy I have your way. Glad that you felt a strong enough connection with us that you shared your story with us. We're here for each other, it's a great community.
  11. I despised him long before he decided to enter politics, certainly nothing he's done since that decision has made me change my mind. I find it hilarious that he has so much disdain for what he views as "low class" people. I can't personally think of too many people I would consider "lower class" than he is. Guess it depends on what one's definition of "class" is.
  12. Favorite moment was this morning when he and his wife boarded the helicopter leaving the Whitehouse for the last time. Now I wait to see him and hopefully his moronic older sons and son in law end up in jail. Thankfully his youngest son has been kept out of the limelight, hopefully he hasn't been tainted by the Trump name but time will tell I suppose. By the time he's an adult, he may choose to change his name and make his own way in the world as the Trump name by then may be akin to Hitler or ????
  13. I think that we will be in a position sooner than September to be able to say that we have more than enough vaccine available in the pipeline to ensure everyone in Canada can get vaccinated. Not saying we will be close to having everyone vaccinated but I'm hopeful that by early summer we can start allocating some committed supply to other countries. Once some of the other manufacturers come online and we understand their production capacity we should be there. Part of our delay is the ability to keep it organized so we target the most vulnerable first then gradually move down the line. Als
  14. In terms of donating excess vaccine to other countries, I think when we're at the point where product exceeds demand, we can then allocate the excess to other countries. We may not have completed our own vaccinations by that time, but as an example, if we have orders for 10M doses and we only require 5M to vaccinate our remaining population, then rather than wait for that 5 M to be administered, use the excess 5M for some other country, ideally one that aligns with our values. I expect with the volume that we have ordered and the numbers of manufacturers that we have ordered from we will be
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