Shining A Positive Light: Sharing Good News in B.C

Shining A Positive Light: Sharing Good News in B.C

April 28, 2020
The tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges with it, that everyone around the world is feeling and trying to grapple with. But even in these times, the goodness of humans is still shining through and helping us get by. Restaurants are offering free meals to front-line workers, people are standing on their balconies and patios for the nightly applause thanking healthcare workers, and hotels are turning the lights on in rooms to form lit-up heart shapes to spread some much-needed love.
 
We’ve collected stories from around British Columbia to bring some light and positivity into your day.

Read below about initiatives like Feed the Frontlines and Hotels for Frontline workers, about Dr. Curt Smecher who developed a vacuum chamber to help keep staff and patients safe when working with COVID-19-positive patients, and about the overwhelming kindness of BC residents.

We’re all in this together!
 

Save-On-Foods launches campaign to feed kids during COVID-19
https://www.princegeorgematters.com/local-news/save-on-foods-launches-campaign-to-feed-kids-during-covid-19-2235129 

B.C. doctor develops COVID-19 vacuum chamber to protect hospitals
https://globalnews.ca/news/6861552/bc-doctor-covid-19-vacuum-chamber/

Vancouver hotels are lighting up rooms to create hearts for health-care workers
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/vancouver-hotels-are-lighting-up-rooms-to-create-hearts-for-health-care-workers-1.4881218

COVID-19: As new efforts to support frontline workers arise, B.C. nurses share the love by donating to food banks 
https://www.straight.com/life/covid-19-bc-nurses-share-love-by-donating-to-food-banks

Vancouver’s Asian Restaurants Unite to Feed Frontline Health-Care Workers
https://montecristomagazine.com/business/asian-restaurants-feed-frontline-healthcare-workers

Coronavirus: Free hotel room program for essential workers running out of funds
https://globalnews.ca/news/6808887/coronavirus-free-hotel-rooms-for-front-line-essential-service-workers/

Feed the Frontline: Donations buy meals from Metro Vancouver restaurants to feed health care workers
https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/food-and-drink/feed-the-frontline-vancouver-donations-meals-doctors-nurses-hospitals-covid-19-2221586

B.C. residents turn up the volume in nightly salute to health-care workers 
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-bc-residents-turn-up-the-volume-in-nightly-salute-to-health-care/

Lunches for Healthcare Workers: Donation-based initiative fuels the frontline and small local restaurants
https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/food-and-drink/fraser-valley-restaurants-lunches-healthcare-workers-free-meals-vancouver-bc-2236719​

Sustaining the frontliners: Ek's Grill starts up Sustain the Line Kelowna to feed frontliners
https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/298022/Ek-s-Grill-starts-up-Sustain-the-Line-Kelowna-to-feed-frontliners

Former BCIT students make thousands of PPE items at home for local health-care workers
https://www.straight.com/news/former-bcit-students-make-thousands-of-ppe-items-at-home-for-local-health-care-workers

More than 765,000 donated PPE items collected for B.C. health care workers 
https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/05/11/operation-protect-nears-goal/

PPE portraits: How a Vancouver art project is honouring front-line workers
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/ppe-portraits-how-a-vancouver-art-project-is-honouring-front-line-workers-1.4941341


 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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