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Tristin Hopper

A born-and-raised Victorian, Tristin spent eight years with the National Post, becoming one of the most widely read writers on the Postmedia Network. The former Yukon associate editor for Up Here Magazine, he has also contributed to Reader’s Digest, Maisonneuve and the Globe and Mail. A frequent media commentator, he is a regular CTV panelist and has appeared on the BBC, HLN and CBC affiliates in every Canadian time zone.

COVID-19

Change Your Gloves: COVID-19 Precautions You May Be Doing Wrong

By Tristin Hopper
Apr 10, 2020

From removing gloves properly to widening your social distance on the jogging trail, here are some simple fixes to more effectively limit infection

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How to Make A Mask to Prevent COVID-19

Manufactured masks are desperately needed by hospitals, so here's how to make your own

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Solving the Face Mask Shortage With Reconfigured Snorkeling Gear

By Tristin Hopper
Mar 31, 2020

For only $20 a unit, two Victoria tech entrepreneurs have set upon an ingenious way to top up dwindling supplies of protective equipment for frontline health workers

COVID-19

Yes, You Should Be Wearing a Mask. Here’s The Evidence.

By Tristin Hopper
Mar 28, 2020

So long as you’re making it yourself and taking other precautions, a face mask can absolutely slow the spread of COVID-19

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Only Hours After Setting Sail, COVID-19 Concerns Send HMCS Regina Back To Port

By Tristin Hopper
Mar 25, 2020

On Saturday, The Capital wrote about how navy screening procedures were insufficient to guard against COVID-19 on the ship

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With Labs Overwhelmed, Testing Can Only Show A Fraction Of BC’s True COVID-19 Cases

By Tristin Hopper
Mar 24, 2020

As of Monday BC had 472 confirmed cases, but hundreds more may be carrying the virus

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Everything's Closed: Here's How You Can Still Get Out

By Tristin Hopper
Mar 19, 2020

This shutdown could last upwards of two months, so you’re going to need to get outside sooner or later

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Should COVID-19 Infect Vancouver Island At Projected Rates, Here’s How Many Get Sick

By Tristin Hopper
Mar 12, 2020

At current rates, even the most optimistic figures show 240,000 infected and 2,880 dead