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B.C. suspends camping in provincial parks until end of April

B.C. suspends camping in provincial parks until end of April

B.C. is suspending camping in provincial parks, at least until the end of April. It’s also ending park services and closing facilities, citing the need to maintain social distancing.
St. Michaels University School student tests positive for COVID-19

St. Michaels University School student tests positive for COVID-19

A Victoria-based St. Michaels University School student has tested positive for COVID-19, according to deputy head of school Andy Rodford.
COVID-19 case confirmed at Ladysmith 7-Eleven, company says

COVID-19 case confirmed at Ladysmith 7-Eleven, company says

7-Eleven Canada says there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 at its Ladysmith store.
B.C. restaurants ordered to offer take-out or delivery only

B.C. restaurants ordered to offer take-out or delivery only

Eight new COVID-19 cases reported on Vancouver Island, bringing total to 30
Greater Victoria School District and municipalities closing playgrounds to reduce virus spread

Greater Victoria School District and municipalities closing playgrounds to reduce virus spread

All playgrounds in the Greater Victoria School District are closing to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The decision follows the direction of B.C.'s Provincial Public Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, the district said.
Island distillers brew up sanitizer to fill void

Island distillers brew up sanitizer to fill void

The lack of hand sanitizer on store shelves, in hospitals and for first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak has spurred a pair of distillers on Vancouver Island to start producing it.
‘It was like a light switched’ in London, says vacationer

‘It was like a light switched’ in London, says vacationer

When Vivian Moreau and her husband left Canada just over a week ago, the world was different. She was the only one wiping down every inch of her airplane seat with antibacterial wipes on their U.K.-bound flight.
Les Leyne: Flattening the curve means lengthening it

Les Leyne: Flattening the curve means lengthening it

Behind Dr. Bonnie Henry, who has rocketed to household name status in B.C. due to her medical leadership, there are offices where a pandemic has been pondered for years.
Victoria anti-poverty group contends Ottawa’s plan won’t help working poor

Victoria anti-poverty group contends Ottawa’s plan won’t help working poor

A new financial-assistance package for Canadians losing income because of COVID-19 doesn’t address the needs of those who will suffer most from the financial fallout, says an anti-poverty advocate.
Adrian Raeside cartoon: Dealing with anxiety

Adrian Raeside cartoon: Dealing with anxiety

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