New urgent and primary care centre opening soon in Burnaby

Raj Chouhan, MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds –

“I am truly grateful to represent a government that is so committed to ensuring British Columbians across the province have access to team-based primary care when and where they need it. The people of Burnaby, Edmonds and Greater Vancouver will soon benefit greatly from the new urgent and primary care centre in Metrotown.”

Katrina Chen, MLA for Burnaby Lougheed –

“People in Burnaby and surrounding areas need improved access to primary care close to home. The new Urgent and Primary Care Centre in Metrotown will help fill this need and is an important step in delivering on the promise of a stronger, more accessible health-care system for us all.”

Janet Routledge, MLA for Burnaby North –

“This is great news for people in the community. Our government is taking action to provide even more access to public health-care services and Metrotown UPCC will help those who need it.”

Dr. Victoria Lee, president and CEO, Fraser Health –

“I am pleased to celebrate the opening of our new Urgent and Primary Care Centre. This UPCC will enhance access to urgent care services for Burnaby residents and connect people to community services and care providers who will work together to provide a holistic, culturally safe approach to care. Across our region, our existing urgent and primary care centres are seeing growing success in providing timely care to clients. With the opening of the Metrotown UPCC, we will work with our partners to expand access to urgent care and connect people to longitudinal health services, empowering people to stay healthy and active.”

Dr. Birinder Narang, chair, board of directors, Burnaby Division of Family Practice –

“The Burnaby Division of Family Practice, Fraser Health and our community and municipal partners have a strong history of providing access to

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Google Messages is making read receipts visible without opening a conversation

The list view is getting a new indicator

If you’re one of those people who take forever to respond to messages, turning on read receipts for every messaging platform you use is always a good idea, if only to be transparent with your friends or colleagues. Many of the top messaging apps out there like Signal and Facebook Messenger come packed with this feature so that you know when your messages have been read by your contacts and vice versa. Google Messages has had this ability since the inception of RCS, but it just got new read receipt icons at the bottom of each bubble in a chat. Now, the app is bringing those delivery status indicators to the conversation list, so you won’t have to open a message to know if it’s been seen or not.


In the conversation pane, Messages now displays read receipts to the left of your message. A pair of checkmarks inside a circle will appear if the message has been sent to the recipient. Those icons turn into a solid circle with checkmarks inside if the message has been read.

The latest change is useful as it allows users to see which of their messages have yet to be read and which ones have been seen. However, the downside is that the conversation list becomes more cluttered, especially with two checkmarks appending your message alongside the “You:” label.

In addition to more visible read receipts, Messages appears to be testing a new counter for unread messages in your inbox, as per 9to5Google. These counters will show up in the right corner of an unopened message, indicating how many messages in that conversation are still unread. This replaces the dot next to the timestamp,

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