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What B.C. workers and employers can expect under sick-leave rules

What B.C. workers and employers can expect under sick-leave rules

B.C. workers stricken by COVID-19 may soon find themselves walloped by uncertainty over compensation amid the global pandemic, a B.C. lawyer says.
Great Canadian shuts its 10 B.C. gaming places, including casino in View Royal

Great Canadian shuts its 10 B.C. gaming places, including casino in View Royal

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, which operates 10 casinos in British Columbia including in Greater Victoria, is temporarily suspending all operations in an effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Island colleges, universities end face-to-face classes as virus precaution

Island colleges, universities end face-to-face classes as virus precaution

Several post-secondary institutions around the Island are putting an end to face-to-face classes as they deal with the spread of COVID-19.
Mount Washington shutting ski lifts in response to COVID-19

Mount Washington shutting ski lifts in response to COVID-19

Mount Washington is shutting down for the foreseeable future, joining other ski resorts across the province and the country that have stopped ski lifts.
Coronavirus: How COVID-19 spreads, how to avoid it

Coronavirus: How COVID-19 spreads, how to avoid it

How is the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, spread? • Droplets spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes. • Close personal contact such as touching or shaking hands.
What you need to know about coronavirus and how it spreads

What you need to know about coronavirus and how it spreads

What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people and others cause illness in animals. Human coronaviruses are common.
From the publisher, part 2: The impact of COVID-19

From the publisher, part 2: The impact of COVID-19

I wrote in Saturday’s Times Colonist about the impact that COVID-19 is having in our community — a harsh impact, one that affects all of us, even though there has only been one confirmed case of the virus on Vancouver Island.
Keeping the faith, as Island places of worship shut doors and change rituals

Keeping the faith, as Island places of worship shut doors and change rituals

Vancouver Island places of worship have suspended or altered weekend services and social events after health officials advised cancelling gatherings of more than 250 people. Provincial health officer Dr.
Adrian Raeside cartoon: A decent place to be if there’s a pandemic

Adrian Raeside cartoon: A decent place to be if there’s a pandemic

The B.C. and federal governments are advising against travel abroad, and are encouraging Canadians who are out of the country to return as soon as possible. B.C.
B.C. Ferries trims spring-break sailings, closes buffets; eased rules sought for enclosed decks

B.C. Ferries trims spring-break sailings, closes buffets; eased rules sought for enclosed decks

B.C. Ferries is reducing sailings between Victoria and Vancouver at the start of spring break because COVID-19 social-distancing measures have led to a decrease in traffic.