Downed power lines lead to closure on section of Highway 1 in B.C., no detour available

Highway 1 was closed near Hells Gate Tunnel on Dec. 8, 2021. (Google Maps) Highway 1 was closed near Hells Gate Tunnel on Dec. 8, 2021. (Google Maps)

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Omicron subvariant BA.2 reported in Canada: PHAC

The Public Health Agency of Canada says it has detected more than 50 cases of a new Omicron subvariant known as BA.2. The subvariant is widely considered 'stealthier' than the original version of Omicron because some of its genetic traits make it harder to detect.