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Coronavirus: Wage subsidies may not be enough to reverse Okanagan, B.C. layoffs

Coronavirus: Wage subsidies may not be enough to reverse Okanagan, B.C. layoffs

Last week, the federal government announced a 75-per cent wage subsidy for businesses impacted by COVID-19. However, as Okanagan companies scramble to radically change their business models in the face of the pandemic, it may not be enough for many to rehire all their staff. Related News Some …

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Canadian restaurant chain starts selling groceries amid coronavirus shutdown

Canadian restaurant chain starts selling groceries amid coronavirus shutdown

As the COVID-19 pandemic hammers Canada’s restaurant industry, one Vancouver-based chain is getting creative to keep customers coming in the door. Earls Kitchen and Bar, which operates 68 restaurants in Canada and the U.S., is now selling groceries, both for pickup or delivery. READ MORE: Coronavirus: Should I disinfect groceries …

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Victoria police respond to weekend parties that ignore social distancing – BC

Victoria police respond to weekend parties that ignore social distancing - BC

Victoria’s police chief is urging the public to follow social-distancing measures and help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, after officers responded to several large gatherings over the weekend. Officers responded to nine noise complaints, including several house parties, as well as a group at Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt, …

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B.C. doctor warns of deadly ‘double whammy’ if coronavirus persists into wildfire season

B.C. doctor warns of deadly ‘double whammy’ if coronavirus persists into wildfire season

The head of respiratory medicine at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital says B.C. could face a deadly “double whammy” if the novel coronavirus pandemic drags into a smoky wildfire season. Respirologist Dr. Don Sin said the presence of wildfire smoke would likely increase the death rate from the virus. 1:45Wildfire smoke …

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B.C. health officials to provide Monday update on coronavirus response

Coronavirus: B.C. announces 77 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health region - Okanagan

British Columbia health officials are scheduled to provide their daily update on the province’s response to the coronavirus pandemic at 1:30 p.m. PT. Global News will stream the event live here and on our Facebook page and carry it on BC1. [ Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for …

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Coronavirus: Kelowna’s pedestrian trackers show shift in behavior – Okanagan

Coronavirus: Kelowna’s pedestrian trackers show shift in behavior - Okanagan

The City of Kelowna is using its pedestrian trackers to monitor the shift that’s happening in people’s behaviour amid the COVID-19 crisis. The trackers are typically either a small box attached to a pole or a wooden post marked by lines in the pavement, said Matthew Worona, the City of …

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Coronavirus: B.C. grocery stores must have hand sanitizer stations, enforce distancing

Coronavirus: B.C. grocery stores must have hand sanitizer stations, enforce distancing

B.C. grocery stores must have hand sanitizer stations, provide clean carry-out bags and enforce physical distancing measures as they continue to operate through the novel coronavirus pandemic, the province said Sunday. Those rules and others were issued as the government attempted to clarify how food and grocery retailers can operate …

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Coronavirus: Procession past Kelowna General Hospital pays tribute to health workers – Okanagan

Coronavirus: Procession past Kelowna General Hospital pays tribute to health workers - Okanagan

Posted March 29, 2020 4:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ One after another, a procession of emergency vehicles slowly rolled past Kelowna General Hospital on Saturday night, their lights flashing and sirens wailing. But this was …

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B.C. food banks to get $3M emergency government grant amid coronavirus pandemic

B.C. food banks to get $3M emergency government grant amid coronavirus pandemic

The B.C. government is providing a $3 million emergency grant to the province’s food banks as they struggle amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The province said Sunday the money will be given from the Community Gaming Grants program to Food Banks BC, which will distribute the funds to its members. …

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Terminated staff fear Steve Nash Fitness World heading for bankruptcy amid COVID-19 crisis

Terminated staff fear Steve Nash Fitness World heading for bankruptcy amid COVID-19 crisis

Former staff members of Steve Nash Fitness World who were terminated due to the novel coronavirus pandemic are growing concerned the company may not be around to rehire them or pay severance when the crisis is over. The Vancouver-based fitness giant terminated all staff at its physical gym locations, which …

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