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Comment: Small contributions can lead to great impact

Comment: Small contributions can lead to great impact

Sandra Richardson is CEO of the Victoria Foundation. When the Victoria Foundation was established in 1936, it was because of community need.
Les Leyne: Five-week-old B.C. budget shredded by virus outbreak

Les Leyne: Five-week-old B.C. budget shredded by virus outbreak

A $5-billion outlay by government isn’t as uncommon as it used to be, but it’s still hard to visualize. Premier John Horgan and Finance Minister Carole James committed that amount Monday to a COVID-19 action plan.
Time to avoid social gatherings, Island Health says

Time to avoid social gatherings, Island Health says

Island Health is emphasizing the need to avoid social gatherings to limit the spread of COVID-19.
New care home could be used to help free up hospital space

New care home could be used to help free up hospital space

The transfer of seniors into a new long-term care home in Victoria has been put on hold, and the facility could be used to help free up space in hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak, Island Health confirmed Monday.
City of Victoria to allow temporary shelters at Beacon Hill, Topaz parks during outbreak

City of Victoria to allow temporary shelters at Beacon Hill, Topaz parks during outbreak

The City of Victoria will allow people without homes to set up temporary shelters at Beacon Hill and Topaz parks in a move aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Lisa Helps confirmed on Monday. As well, B.C.
B.C. introduces $5-billion COVID-19 economic response plan

B.C. introduces $5-billion COVID-19 economic response plan

The B.C. government has introduced a $5-billion COVID-19 action plan to address immediate needs in the B.C. economy. The response includes $2.8 billion to support individuals and services, and $2.
Three more COVID-19 deaths in B.C., confirmed cases in province now total 472

Three more COVID-19 deaths in B.C., confirmed cases in province now total 472

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced 48 new case of COVID-19 in B.C. since the last update on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases to 472.
Construction sector told to take precautions to prevent spread of virus

Construction sector told to take precautions to prevent spread of virus

B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is telling the construction sector to institute more safety protocols, increase cleaning stations and boost signs on job sites to protect workers.
Rules changed to allow B.C. restaurants to deliver alcohol with meals

Rules changed to allow B.C. restaurants to deliver alcohol with meals

Restaurants will be allowed to deliver alcohol along with meals, says B.C.'s attorney general. David Eby announced the change Sunday to reinforce social distancing orders and help support workers in the restaurant industry.
Police called to house party warn that young people are not immune to COVID-19

Police called to house party warn that young people are not immune to COVID-19

Young people are not immune to the COVID-19 virus, Victoria police warned this weekend after being called to a noise complaint at a house party in Esquimalt.