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Island firms team up to help first responders

Island firms team up to help first responders

A collaboration between two charitable local companies is putting key medical supplies into the hands of first responders, clinics and hospitals in rapid fashion.
Province urges farm markets to sell products online during COVID-19 pandemic

Province urges farm markets to sell products online during COVID-19 pandemic

Fears over transmission of the COVID-19 virus has prompted the province to urge farmers markets to sell products online. On Friday, provincial health officer Dr.
Buses limiting riders to allow for social distancing

Buses limiting riders to allow for social distancing

Beginning Monday, bus drivers across B.C. will restrict the number of riders on board to allow passengers to maintain appropriate social distancing to help slow the spread of COVID-19. B.C.
Thanks, thanks, everywhere a sign of thanks

Thanks, thanks, everywhere a sign of thanks

A Victoria police officer returns from a call to find a message scrawled on the sidewalk beside his car: “Thank U VICPD 4 Your Service.
Jack Knox: Honeymooners in India scrambled to get home

Jack Knox: Honeymooners in India scrambled to get home

They’re not a stereotypical couple, so it stands to reason that they wouldn’t have a stereotypical honeymoon. Archdeacon Alastair McCollum is the English-born, motorcycle-riding, Ozzy Osbourne-loving minister at Victoria’s St.
Victoria police warn of COVID-19 scams

Victoria police warn of COVID-19 scams

Victoria police are warning citizens of scam artists who are using tales of COVID-19 to commit their crimes.
911 swamped with virus calls; non-urgent inquiries should go to 811

911 swamped with virus calls; non-urgent inquiries should go to 811

B.C. paramedics are reporting that 75 per cent of recent calls to 911 ambulance dispatch are related to suspicions of COVID-19 or other influenza-type symptoms.
Language schools in jeopardy after virus outbreak

Language schools in jeopardy after virus outbreak

The country’s largest association of language schools, Languages Canada, is warning that without major financial assistance, a significant number of its members are likely to close — and possibly never reopen.
57 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Island Health; B.C. death toll rises to 16

57 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Island Health; B.C. death toll rises to 16

There have been two more deaths in British Columbia as a result of the novel coronavirus and the government says staff members at two more long-term care homes have confirmed cases of COVID-19. A statement from the B.C.
Islanders on board cruise ship on which four people have died

Islanders on board cruise ship on which four people have died

Four people have died on a cruise ship on which more than 1,800 passengers and crew are stranded, including several people from Vancouver Island.
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