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B.C. truck drivers struggle to find open restaurants due to COVID-19 pandemic – BC

Coronavirus ‘ghost towns’: Saskatchewan trucker has isolating view of pandemic

The president of the BC Trucking Association says it’s getting increasingly hard for truck drivers to find an open restaurant in the province. Dave Earle says because of COVID-19, restaurants across British Columbia have been shutting down, or not letting customers inside. He says drivers rely on those businesses for …

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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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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: 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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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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Social post gives new meaning to ‘viral video’ during COVID-19 pandemic

Social post gives new meaning to ‘viral video’ during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted March 29, 2020 3:20 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A viral video featuring Canada’s favourite pastime — hockey — and one of its latest obsessions — toilet paper — has been making the social media …

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Downtown Vancouver London Drugs pharmacy worker tests positive for COVID-19 – BC

Downtown Vancouver London Drugs pharmacy worker tests positive for COVID-19 - BC

A pharmacy staff member at a downtown Vancouver London Drugs has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the company said Saturday. The staff member last worked at the store on West Georgia Street and Granville Street on March 18, a statement reads, and was not showing symptoms of COVID-19 at …

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

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

There are now 27 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in the Interior Health region, the provincial government announced on Saturday. Eleven days ago, there were seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the region, which stretches from the Cariboo in the north to the Okanagan in the south and the Kootenays …

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