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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.
Dave Obee: Why thousands are giving to others

Dave Obee: Why thousands are giving to others

Helping our neighbours: Donate online at rapidrelieffund.ca Why are thousands of people donating to the Rapid Relief Fund, which was set up to help people in need because of the COVID-19 pandemic? There are many reasons.
South Island doctors plead with public to stay home

South Island doctors plead with public to stay home

Hundreds of South Island doctors are urging the public to take social distancing and self-isolation measures seriously in the fight to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Courtenay musician’s video offers an antidote to crisis

Courtenay musician’s video offers an antidote to crisis

With the impact of the COVID-19 crisis forcing many into isolation, Courtenay singer-songwriter Sue Pyper wanted to make a music video that would lift the spirits of those feeling overwhelmed by it all.
Victoria won't use Beacon Hill Park as site for homeless people

Victoria won't use Beacon Hill Park as site for homeless people

The City of Victoria has abandoned plans to use Beacon Hill Park as a temporary tenting site for people without homes during the COVID-19 outbreak. Mayor Lisa Helps said on Thursday that the city and B.C.
Butchart Gardens temporarily closes due to COVID-19

Butchart Gardens temporarily closes due to COVID-19

People looking to find solace by walking among the spring bulbs and flowering trees and shrubs at Butchart Gardens will have to wait at least a fortnight to do so as the attraction temporarily closed its gates to the public early Thursday.
Sylvia Olsen in quarantine, ill after husband tests positive for COVID-19

Sylvia Olsen in quarantine, ill after husband tests positive for COVID-19

Sylvia Olsen, author, historian and consultant on First Nations housing, is in quarantine in her North Saanich home with her husband, who has tested positive for novel coronavirus.
Tech company Tiny grows its efforts to help Victoria businesses weather pandemic

Tech company Tiny grows its efforts to help Victoria businesses weather pandemic

The people at Tiny have come up with another couple of big ideas to help Victoria though the pandemic.
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