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Pandemic Fatigue

by Ross Thrasher Pandemic fatigue is popping up all over the planet, with widespread street protests, violations of closure restrictions, even torching a testing facility in the Netherlands. The economic ...
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age and Covid-19 infection rates

Age and Infection Fatality Rates (IFR)

By Ross Thrasher The world is now approaching 100 million COVID-19 cases, and 2.1 million have died from the pandemic. So the global Infection Fatality Rate is just over 2% ...
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COVID at the Outset of 2021

By Ross Thrasher 2020 has truly been a year of living dangerously, as the coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a halt and killed millions.  We have seen the ...
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/ Covid-19, international news

CleanBC Go Electric EV Infrastructure Rebates

World-Leading Assistance for Garage Orphans Vancouver, BC December 22, 2020 – for immediate release Time is running out for residential building owners to benefit from world-leading funding for electric vehicle ...
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/ e-vehicles, energy
The Next 100 Days by Ross Thrasher

The Next 100 Days – Covid19

By Ross Thrasher The latest COVID19 mortality projections from the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation cover the next 100 days, to April 1, 2021. This will likely be the ...
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/ Covid-19
Dr Linda Thyer Speaks To Vancouver City Council

GTEC Board member Speaks to City Hall

This is the text of GTEC Board member, Dr. Linda Thyer’s talk to Vancouver City Council about the Vancouver Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP). Good evening Mr. Mayor and Councillors, ...
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GTEC Board Chair Arden Henley speaks to Vancouver City Council

GTEC Board Chair Speaks to Vancouver City Hall

Over the past several months GTEC, represented by my capable Executive Assistant, participated in a community consultation process about the City of Vancouver’s Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP). The plan ...
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Masks graphic for Ross Thrasher blog Nov 1, 2020

Spooky Numbers – Covid19

by Ross Thrasher OMG, global pandemic cases have topped 500,000 in three of the past four days. This is unprecedented territory. For the month of October the worldwide totals are ...
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/ Covid-19, international news, lifestyle, news
Photo of an electric vehicle engine

Electric Vehicles: A Good Investment in a Bright Future

The $2-billion deal to kick-start electric vehicle production at Ford Canada plants is long overdue.  Save for a brief run of electric RAV4s at Toyota Canada’s plant, it will be ...
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Electric Vehicle being recharged

BC Election 2020 – BC EV Associations recommend policy

Vancouver, BC October 6, 2020 – for immediate release Electric vehicle associations representing 42,000 EV owners across the province have submitted a list of ten recommended policies for parties to include in ...
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