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Resources: COVID-19 Supports & Activities (May 1)


Below you will find a list of resources now available to help people with the challenges they face as a result of COVID-19. Please note that the information changes on a daily basis, and while we do our best to ensure that the information we provide is up to date, we encourage our residents to contact service providers directly if they wish to enquire further about these services.

Government Supports

Health Supports

COVID-19 Update

With Info from REACH Community Health Centre

While community transmission is on the decline, it is important to remember that there are still many unknowns about the COVID-19 coronavirus, and there is uncertainty regarding whether a person can contract the virus more than once. It is important that everyone continue taking safety precautions and persist in following the guidance of health authorities until we are explicitly informed that we are in the clear.

While COVID-19 testing is important for those that are ill or have been in contact with confirmed cases of COVID-19, testing too early can yield a false-negative. Even with symptoms, it may take up to two days for the virus to be detectable.

Those experiencing mild symptoms (cough, fever, difficulty breathing) should self-isolate for 14 days. If symptoms become more severe (i.e. shortness of breath, and other respiratory issues), please call the REACH Urgent and Primary Care Centre (UPCC) direct-line at 604-216-3138 before coming into the clinic, and they will give you further direction.

Call 9-1-1- if you require immediate medical treatment.

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Lindsay McAlpine
Lindsay McAlpine

Recipe: Garlic Parmesan Carrot Fries

This week’s recipe comes from Lindsay McAlpine – Brightside Tenant Services Administrator by day, avid cosplayer and costume designer by night. These carrot fries are a ferociously tasty way to get in a serving of veggies.




  1. Preheat oven to 400F and spray baking sheet with cooking spray.


  2. Peel and half carrots, creating sticks. Add to a large bowl. Pour on the olive oil, minced garlic, Parmesan, bread crumbs, and salt and pepper. Toss ingredients to coat the carrots.


  3. Arrange coated carrots on a large sheet, and bake 20-25 minutes until tender. Flip halfway through baking.


  4. Remove from oven, and serve. Top with parsley, if desired.

    Try with your favourite dip.

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