Northern B.C. communities well-stocked with flu shots

first_img73 per cent of Northern Health staff and physicians have been immunized. “We have not had a situation in the north yet where a community is without vaccine and not able to access that,” she says. More than 20,000 of those doses have been administered by public health officers, and the rest have been distributed to other providers like pharmacies and clinics. Should anyone be short, Northern Health is able to redistribute those immunizations accordingly. In the past week, 16 more cases of H1N1 have been confirmed in northern B.C., bringing the total of lab confirmed cases to 63, with no deaths reported. William Osei, Medical Health Officer for the Northern Interior, maintains that this is a normal flu season. – Advertisement -“We usually have a peak in the beginning of January or end of December and then repeated four weeks later at the end of January or the beginning of February,” he explains, “so this is exactly what we saw in the past week.” Osei adds that the flu appears to be hitting a younger demographic this year, as well those over the age of 55. Advertisementlast_img read more

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How to host the best New Year’s event for Last/First

first_imgWithout further ado, here are five easy steps to hosting a great New Year’s Eve geocaching bash!Step 1: Choose a themeLike creating a GIFF film, all great Event Caches start out with a theme. We’ve brainstormed a few ideas to get you inspired:Throw a “geocaching resolutions” party. Have everyone choose a geocaching resolution to complete in 2018 (“Complete my Difficulty/Terrain grid,” “Hide my first cache,” or “Invite someone new to geocaching”). Bonus points if everyone meets again at the end of the year to see who followed through with their resolutions!Keep things “Hygge.” Pronounced hue-guh, the Danish word Hygge is the state of being warm, cozy, or charming. Plan a daytime event on January 1 at a coffee shop or cafe so geocachers can warm up (or cool down) after finding their first geocache(s) of the year.Step 2: Select the date and time of your eventThis is an easy one: plan your event for December 31 or January 1 so it qualifies for a souvenir. When selecting a time, remember some guests may bring young kids, so you may want to plan your event earlier on New Year’s Eve or even schedule a daytime event on January 1.Reminder: The geocaching guidelines prohibit event stacking. To avoid this, Event Caches must be:Held at different timesOrganized by different geocachersHave a minimum duration of 30 minutes, andTake place at different locations than other events.Check out the geocaching guidelines for more information.Step 3: Find a venueYou can host Event Caches anywhere available to the public—a restaurant, park, or even your house. Be sure to find a place that has enough space for activities! Don’t forget to provide a description of your event in the Cache Details. This is a great place to explain any limitations with the venue such as whether it’s dog friendly. You can also add a reminder here to dress warm for an outdoor event.Step 4: Plan fun and engaging activitiesA great way to make your event fun for all is to schedule activities to help your guests meet each other. Here are four ideas to get you started:Do a polar plunge. There’s no cooler way to bond with fellow geocachers than by jumping into freezing water together at the height of winter! For lucky geocachers in the Southern Hemisphere, host a picnic on the beach and enjoy the warmth of summer.Create a geocaching bucket list. As a group, make a bucket list of geocaches you want to find in 2018. Make plans throughout the year to find them together!Play geocaching bingo. Create a bingo card based on geocaching achievements (“Earned a new country souvenir” or “Found more than 100 geocaches”). Guests must find other geocachers at the event who have completed the achievements to fill in their board.Bake a lucky trackable into a cake. In Greece, coins are baked into bread or cake, and whoever finds the coin has good luck for the entire year! Give your guests the gift of geocaching luck by hiding a trackable in the dessert. Make sure to mention this to them before they take a bite!Step 5: Invite friends, new and old!Now that you’re feeling inspired, create a new event on Geocaching.com. Remember, events must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event date. Once it has been published, share the GC code with your local geocaching organization.Whether you’re already a well-established social butterfly or a first-time attendee, geocaching events are a great way to meet new people who share your love for geocaching. We hope these tips help you host a rockin’ New Year’s Eve geocaching bash!Make sure to check out Shop Geocaching for the Last/First geocoin and tag set!What tips do you have for throwing a great geocaching New Year’s event? Tell us in the comments below!Share with your Friends:More New Year’s Eve is an opportunity to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the next. While end-of-year traditions come in many shapes and sizes, this year you can start a new tradition by hosting an event with your geocaching buddies. To get us off to a good start, we’re announcing two new souvenirs: one to celebrate your last cache of 2017 and one to celebrate your first cache of 2018! Earning the souvenirs is easy:Find a geocache or attend an event on December 31, 2017 to earn the Last Cache of 2017 souvenir.Find a geocache or attend an event on January 1, 2018 to earn the First Cache of 2018 souvenir.center_img SharePrint RelatedGuide to hosting an unforgettable Last/First New Year’s eventNovember 27, 2018In “Community”How to throw an awesome New Year’s geocaching bash in 5 easy stepsNovember 10, 2015In “Community”Out with the old, in with these two new souvenirs!November 8, 2018In “Geocaching.com Souvenirs”last_img read more

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Dave Yu pounces on chance to finally show worth for NU

first_imgAdamson gets 2nd wins, trumps NCAA champ Arellano Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Yu scored 14 points, hitting 5-of-8 from the field, grabbed eight rebounds and had two steals in just 15 minutes off the bench.“I don’t know what he ate today but he just played so well,” said NU coach Jamike Jarin.He unleashed eight points in the third quarter, where the Bulldogs broke the game wide open with a 17-3 run after a 42-deadlock.“I could say all my hard work paid off but it’s still not enough. It’s only the start of the season and I have a lot more to show,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “It’s really a great feeling because I worked so hard for this for three years,” the National University guard told INQUIRER.net.READ: NU opens UAAP Season 80 bid with rout of UE FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutYu was shelved in his first three years in the league due to limited playing time and a slew of major injuries, including an ACL tear in Season 78.He made up for lost time as he reintroduced himself at the start of Season 80 against University of the East. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDave Yu waited years to finally get a shot to show what he’s capable of.His moment came on Saturday and he relished every minute of it.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next View commentslast_img read more

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UAAP men’s volleyball: Ateneo ends FEU’s unbeaten run, NU gets share of top seed

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Ateneo put a stop to Far Eastern University’s winning streak courtesy of a 31-29, 22-25, 25-23, 26-24 win in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.The Blue Eagles have now won two of their past three games and bumped their record to 5-3 while staying at the third seed of the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NBTC: NU Bullpups destroy another foe, this time by 64 points MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Google Philippines names new country director Ron Medalla lit up with 32 points to lead Ateneo while Antony Koyfman and Ishmael Rivera had 21 and 13 points, respectively.FEU, which started the season 7-0, absorbed its first loss despite Jude Garcia’s 19 point output.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsIn the other game, National University took a share of the top spot after brushing off Adamson University, 25-18, 25-18, 25-19,Bryan Bagunas punished the Soaring Falcons with 26 points as the Bulldogs’ 6-1 record tied them with FEU for the no.1 spot in the standings. View comments Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantslast_img read more

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