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145 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in B.C., bringing total to 617

145 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in B.C., bringing total to 617

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced 145 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in B.C., bringing the total to 617.
145 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in B.C., bringing total to 617

145 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in B.C., bringing total to 617

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced 145 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in B.C., bringing the total to 617.
West coast beaches off limits as six Island provincial parks close

West coast beaches off limits as six Island provincial parks close

The B.C. government has closed six provincial parks on Vancouver Island amid concerns that a spike in visitors was putting people’s health at risk during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Jack Knox: Floating oasis no more; cruise ship passengers fall ill

Jack Knox: Floating oasis no more; cruise ship passengers fall ill

Remember Saturday’s column about the Metchosin couple who were grateful that no one had fallen sick on the cruise ship on which they were trapped? They’re now confined to their cabin.
Juan de Fuca boss wants parks closed; surge of visitors on weekend

Juan de Fuca boss wants parks closed; surge of visitors on weekend

Mike Hicks wants the province to close down parks that he feels are being crowded with people not heeding the “stay-at-home” call from health officials.
Dave Obee: Generosity pours in, we’re passing it on just as quickly

Dave Obee: Generosity pours in, we’re passing it on just as quickly

We are going to get through this COVID-19 crisis, and B.C. Ferries will help us get there. I have 50,000 reasons to say that.
Community steps up to provide rapid relief; where $1M in donations will go

Community steps up to provide rapid relief; where $1M in donations will go

Victorians have once again shown that they are ready for the fight as they raised more than $1 million for the Rapid Relief Fund in just 36 hours.
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.
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