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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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Victoria Day Parade cancelled due to pandemic

Victoria Day Parade cancelled due to pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced the cancellation of the Island Farms Victoria Day Parade — an event that, until now, has run every year for 122 years, making it the longest-running annual parade in Canada.
Victoria council puts together action plan to deal with emergency

Victoria council puts together action plan to deal with emergency

To deal with COVID-19 fallout the City of Victoria is considering wide-ranging moves to assist the homeless, renters, businesses and taxpayers.
Coronavirus screening clinics open in Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Port Alberni

Coronavirus screening clinics open in Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Port Alberni

Referral-only clinics to screen for COVID-19 have opened in Nanaimo, Port Alberni and the Cowichan Valley. The clinics will serve only those who have been referred by a primary-care provider or an 811 nurse.
COVID-19 exposure warnings for Commonwealth Place, UVic as student tests positive

COVID-19 exposure warnings for Commonwealth Place, UVic as student tests positive

A student at the University of Victoria has tested positive for COVID-19, the university’s first confirmed case of the virus.
B.C. Ferries stops serving food, except on northern routes

B.C. Ferries stops serving food, except on northern routes

B.C. Ferries says it is suspending all food services on board ships and in its terminals, with the exception of northern routes, which will have limited offerings.
Grocery stores reserve slots for seniors and vulnerable

Grocery stores reserve slots for seniors and vulnerable

Reduced hours, designated shopping hours for seniors and perhaps a new wrinkle to delivery are on the menu for Greater Victoria’s grocery stores, which have seen a crush of customers amid concern about COVID-19.
B.C. records eighth death from COVID-19; cases on Vancouver Island climb to 22

B.C. records eighth death from COVID-19; cases on Vancouver Island climb to 22

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 40 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C., bringing the total number of cases to 271.