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Adrian Raeside cartoon: The strain on B.C.’s health-care system

Adrian Raeside cartoon: The strain on B.C.’s health-care system

Are you ill? Stay home and away from others, health officials advise.
Tech buzzing about ‘social distancing’

Tech buzzing about ‘social distancing’

“Social distancing” has become the new buzzword around Victoria’s high-tech sector, according to the Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council.
Heeding call from health officials, large-crowd Greater Victoria events are being cancelled

Heeding call from health officials, large-crowd Greater Victoria events are being cancelled

With health authorities advising against large gatherings, numerous events are being cancelled or postponed. On Thursday, provincial health officer Dr.
Times Colonist 10K cancelled to avoid virus spread

Times Colonist 10K cancelled to avoid virus spread

The 2020 Times Colonist 10K run, scheduled for April 26, has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which has been held every spring for 30 years, is organized by RunSport and sponsored by the Times Colonist.
Petition calls for UVic campus to be closed to protect students from COVID-19

Petition calls for UVic campus to be closed to protect students from COVID-19

A petition being circulated at the University of Victoria calls for the campus to be closed to stop the spread of COVID-19 and “pre-emptively protect” students.
B.C. recommends against non-essential travel outside Canada, large gatherings

B.C. recommends against non-essential travel outside Canada, large gatherings

No new cases of COVID-19 reported on Vancouver Island
Jack Knox: Think COVID-19 is no big deal? It’s not about you

Jack Knox: Think COVID-19 is no big deal? It’s not about you

Clean hands? They want to see clean hands? The entire cast of Grey’s Anatomy hasn’t scrubbed up as much as you have in the past few days. Thoroughly, too, maybe even following one of those 13-pictogram charts showing proper technique.
Businesses in Greater Victoria suffer effects of outbreak

Businesses in Greater Victoria suffer effects of outbreak

Greater Victoria businesses are feeling the impact of the coronavirus. Anticipating quarantine, customers have been stocking up on items from toilet paper to hand sanitizer and cash.
First presumptive case of coronavirus reported on Vancouver Island

First presumptive case of coronavirus reported on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island has its first presumptive case of COVID-19, a man in his 60s who recently travelled to Egypt, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Wednesday. Henry said there were seven new confirmed cases in B.C.
Adrian Raeside cartoon: Cruise ship season

Adrian Raeside cartoon: Cruise ship season

Health officials are advising against travelling on cruise ships because of concern over being infected by COVID-19.