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South Island doctors plead with public to stay home

South Island doctors plead with public to stay home

Hundreds of South Island doctors are urging the public to take social distancing and self-isolation measures seriously in the fight to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Courtenay musician’s video offers an antidote to crisis

Courtenay musician’s video offers an antidote to crisis

With the impact of the COVID-19 crisis forcing many into isolation, Courtenay singer-songwriter Sue Pyper wanted to make a music video that would lift the spirits of those feeling overwhelmed by it all.
Victoria won't use Beacon Hill Park as site for homeless people

Victoria won't use Beacon Hill Park as site for homeless people

The City of Victoria has abandoned plans to use Beacon Hill Park as a temporary tenting site for people without homes during the COVID-19 outbreak. Mayor Lisa Helps said on Thursday that the city and B.C.
Butchart Gardens temporarily closes due to COVID-19

Butchart Gardens temporarily closes due to COVID-19

People looking to find solace by walking among the spring bulbs and flowering trees and shrubs at Butchart Gardens will have to wait at least a fortnight to do so as the attraction temporarily closed its gates to the public early Thursday.
Sylvia Olsen in quarantine, ill after husband tests positive for COVID-19

Sylvia Olsen in quarantine, ill after husband tests positive for COVID-19

Sylvia Olsen, author, historian and consultant on First Nations housing, is in quarantine in her North Saanich home with her husband, who has tested positive for novel coronavirus.
Tech company Tiny grows its efforts to help Victoria businesses weather pandemic

Tech company Tiny grows its efforts to help Victoria businesses weather pandemic

The people at Tiny have come up with another couple of big ideas to help Victoria though the pandemic.
B.C. Liquor Stores cutting Sunday hours

B.C. Liquor Stores cutting Sunday hours

Sales of alcohol might be way up, but B.C. is closing its government-run liquor stores on Sundays. Ironically, surging sales — they’re up 40 per cent this month — contributed to the decision, which takes effect this weekend.
66 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in B.C., total now 725

66 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in B.C., total now 725

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced 66 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in B.C., bringing the total to 725.
COVID-19: Here's what's considered an essential service in B.C.

COVID-19: Here's what's considered an essential service in B.C.

While B.C. continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, officials have ordered a number of non-essential businesses to close if they cannot ensure safe physical distance.
Grocers struggling to keep up with avalanche of delivery requests; store entry being limited

Grocers struggling to keep up with avalanche of delivery requests; store entry being limited

Supermarkets are being swamped with delivery requests, leaving shoppers — some of them in vulnerable health — forced to pick up supplies in person or scramble to find someone to go out on their behalf.