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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.
Island clothing maker producing reusable masks for doctors

Island clothing maker producing reusable masks for doctors

A small clothing manufacturer on Vancouver Island has started to produce reusable masks for first responders and doctors as surging demand threatens supplies of disposable masks.
Comment: The ethics of wearing a mask if you’re not sick and not a health worker

Comment: The ethics of wearing a mask if you’re not sick and not a health worker

Update 2: Canadian officials are now also suggesting that a non-medical mask would be useful in reducing the spread of COVID-19. But they've stopped short of recommending everyone wear one.
Jack Knox: Can we talk about a little more family time?

Jack Knox: Can we talk about a little more family time?

He switched off the TV and turned to his wife. “Alice,” he began. “It’s Alicia,” she said. “Really? Did you change your first name?” “No, but I’m thinking of changing the last one. Go on.” “I think it’s time that we and our three children. … “Four.
Donations to Rapid Relief Fund off to terrific start

Donations to Rapid Relief Fund off to terrific start

The Rapid Relief Fund was launched when the first papers hit doorsteps on Saturday, and the response has been remarkable. Inspiring. Affirming.
SPCA restricts public access to shelters; adoptions, emergencies only

SPCA restricts public access to shelters; adoptions, emergencies only

The B.C. SPCA is significantly restricting public access to its shelters to protect its staff, volunteers and members of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some innovative ways to stay connected, online and otherwise

Some innovative ways to stay connected, online and otherwise

As people spend more time at home to reduce the spread of COVID-19, some are finding creative ways to stay connected.
Life on the front lines: How Island hospitals are fighting COVID-19

Life on the front lines: How Island hospitals are fighting COVID-19

The cancellation of elective surgeries has freed up 371 acute care beds and reduced the critical-care bed occupancy rate to 60 per cent on Vancouver Island, Health Minister Adrian Dix said Saturday.

Salons, spas, tattoo parlours ordered to close as COVID-19 cases hit 424 in B.C.

B.C.'s provincial health officer issued a new order to close personal service establishments such as salons, spas, massage and tattoo parlours. Dr.
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