Friday, August 7, 2020


COVID-19

Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Parks Canada will suspend services at all national parks starting Wednesday amid COVID-19

The House of Commons may also be reconvened to consider passing emergency measures.

Programs at all Saanich recreation centres cancelled starting Tuesday March 17

Day camps will remain in service until Friday, March 20th
BC Ferries

BC Ferries reduces sailings for two more days amid lower demand due to COVID-19

They are also waiting to hear back from Transport Canada about closed car deck regulations

Cineplex announces closure of all theatres across Canada due to COVID-19

This includes their 3 locations in Greater Victoria.

Uber Eats waives delivery fees for restaurants across U.S. and Canada

As a way to help support local businesses

City of Victoria closes Crystal Pool, requests byelection postponement amid COVID-19

They are also cancelling public engagement events until further notice
Bell

BC Health Minister announces launch of dedicated coronavirus information line

Adrian Dix says you will also be able to text questions to the number.

All branches of Greater Victoria Public Library shutting down starting this evening

Loan periods will be extended six weeks from Tuesday, March 17 to Tuesday, April 28.
Coronavirus

New restrictions announced at all Vancouver Island health care facilities due to COVID-19

"Patient navigators" will be stationed at all facilities to make sure visitors are aware of these restrictions.

Sidney restricts public access to all municipal buildings including the driver’s services

Residents can pay their bills online or drop off in a mailbox.

Langford closes two recreation centres, urges more closures amid COVID-19

The City of Victoria is expected to make an announcement at 3 p.m. today

WestJet releases list of flights with passengers who tested positive for COVID-19

One flight was from Vancouver to Kelowna on March 10th

B.C. reports 30 new cases of COVID-19 including seven new cases on Vancouver Island

BREAKING: A new provincial health order is now cancelling all gatherings greater than 50 in B.C.

Canada tightens borders, denying entry to non-Canadians in light of COVID-19

BREAKING: Except airline crews, diplomats, people whose immediate families are Canadians, and U.S. citizens

Starbucks and Tim Hortons to temporarily close dining room seating amid coronavirus outbreak

They will focus on take-out, drive-thru and delivery.

Mount Washington suspends operations immediately amid COVID-19 outbreak

The resort will remain closed until further notice.

Greater Victoria malls reduce hours in light of COVID-19 concerns

Several independent retailers inside the malls have shut down completely.

BC announces 9 new cases of coronavirus in the province on Saturday

There are no new cases on the island.

B.C. Ministry of Health announces 11 new cases of COVID-19, bringing total to 64

BREAKING: A provincial health order now bans gatherings of 250 people or more

BC Hydro offers to defer bills, arrange payment plans with no penalty in light...

To mitigate financial hardships caused by changes in employment

Island Health opens referrals-only coronavirus screening clinic in Victoria

Those referred by their primary care provider or an 8-1-1 nurse can now get tested in Victoria

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in self-isolation after Sophie Trudeau tests positive for COVID-19

The PM will not be tested unless he displays symptoms

Langford mayor calls for school shutdown, ferry and bus ban amid COVID-19

"This virus spreads too fast, we can’t wait for it to affect our students and all of our communities."

Victoria Comic Con, Michelle Obama talk among events postponed due to COVID-19

All purchased tickets will be honoured for whichever dates these events are postponed to

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau tests positive for coronavirus

JUST IN: The Prime Minister’s wife recently returned from a trip to the UK.

B.C. announces seven new cases of COVID-19, advises against non-essential travel outside Canada

The Health Ministry is also requiring the cancellation of all gatherings of 250 people or more

WHL suspends season due to rising concerns over coronavirus

The Victoria Royals had two home games scheduled for this weekend.

University of Victoria students petition to shut down campus due to coronavirus fears

"If we wait until there is a case at the University of Victoria, it will be too late."

NHL suspends season along with NBA due to coronavirus concerns

Two NBA players have tested positive for the virus.

Victoria council approves motion to suspend cruise ship landings at Ogden Point amid COVID-19

Provincial and federal authorities have advised against travelling on cruise ships at this time

2020 JUNO Awards cancelled due to growing coronavirus concerns

The event was scheduled for March 15th.
Coronavirus

First case of COVID-19 confirmed on Vancouver Island, among 7 new cases

BREAKING: A man in his 60s who recently travelled to Egypt

Royal Roads University researchers part of national initiative to combat COVID-19 misinformation

Supported by a $478,000 grant from the federal government

World Heath Organization declares coronavirus a global pandemic

There have now been over 100 reported cases of the disease in Canada

B.C. announces seven new cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 39

Two of them work at the North Vancouver care centre where one person died recently

WHL advises against contact between players and fans due to COVID-19 outbreak

In an official statement released today.

Glenlyon Norfolk School closes Greater Victoria campuses due to COVID-19 scare

The schools were closed as a precaution as the illness has not been confirmed as a case of coronavirus
BC CDC coronavirus

First novel coronavirus death reported in British Columbia

BREAKING: There are now 32 cases of COVID-19 in B.C.
Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons temporarily stops accepting reusable cups in light of coronavirus outbreak

The upcoming Roll Up The Rim contest will also be affected.

Province unveils response plan for British Columbians due to rise in coronavirus outbreaks

Of BC's 21 confirmed COVID-19 cases, four patients have fully recovered.

Cruise ship bound for Victoria currently quarantined in California due to coronavirus

There are residents from Victoria on-board the ship.

B.C. announces eight new cases of novel coronavirus within one day

One of the patients has not recently travelled and has had no contact with anyone previously diagnosed with COVID-19.
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