Friday, November 27, 2020


Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

BC Ferries announces 1.5% fuel rebate, advises against non-essential travel

The company has not been instructed to restrict travel at this time

These institutions are offering FREE online courses during the COVID-19 pandemic

Broaden your horizons and take an Ivy League class or two!

Federal government to enforce mandatory 14-day quarantine on travellers returning to Canada

It will be mandatory under the Quarantine Act as of midnight tonight

Canadian workers affected by COVID-19 can now get $2,000/month for 4 months

Those who qualify will start receiving money within 10 days of applying

Victoria residents detail return to Canada from South America, Australia amid COVID-19

How well is Canada screening travellers at the border for COVID-19?

City of Victoria delays consideration of declaring local state of emergency due to COVID-19

This measure would give them the power to freeze evictions, but the province may announce similar orders tomorrow

B.C. reports 145 new cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 617 in province

BREAKING: There are now a total of 44 confirmed cases on Vancouver Island
One-bedroom rates in Victoria are on the up

Victoria renters report landlords raising rent, issuing eviction notices amid COVID-19 pandemic

One of the tenants is a healthcare worker at Royal Jubilee; the other is a disabled woman with COVID-19 symptoms told to be in quarantine

Here’s how you can continue to support local businesses in Victoria (CONTEST)

And win a $100 VISA gift just for showing them some love!

B.C. campgrounds closed until April 30th after people found ignoring COVID-19 precautions

All provincial parks have also been fully or partially closed to the public

Canada Post announces reduced hours, service changes amid COVID-19

Like a "Knock, Drop and Go" approach eliminating the need for signatures at the door

Saanich Police issue reminder after groups seen disobeying COVID-19 playground closures

TLDR: ALL playgrounds in Saanich are CLOSED and people are reminded to avoid them.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games postponed until next year due to coronavirus

This is the first ever postponement in history.

B.C. government launches COVID-19 information app

Featuring the province's self-assessment tool

City of Victoria announces temporary shelter sites for homeless and vulnerable populations

Including Beacon Hill Park, Topaz Park, and Royal Athletic Park

Nanaimo doctor details staggering effect COVID-19 could have on island health care system (VIDEO)

"We're not testing everyone. It's likely there are hundreds or thousands infected," says Dr. Forrest, an infectious disease specialist at NRGH

B.C. announces $5 billion relief package for people and businesses affected by COVID-19

Here's a breakdown of some of the measures being taken

Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival postponed until late summer due to coronavirus

It was originally scheduled for May 16th and 17th.

Victoria private school confirms student tested positive for COVID-19

He was unlikely to be infectious during his last days at school.

B.C. reports 48 new cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 472 in province

BREAKING: There are now a total of 39 confirmed cases on Vancouver Island

Over 300 B.C. health care professionals sign letter urging people to stay home

"This is a threat that hopefully comes along only once in a lifetime."

Walmart to hire 10,000 Canadians to keep up with demand related to COVID-19

They're also making a $1 million donation to charity partners.

Royal Athletic Park could be converted into a temporary camp for homeless

It'll be located on Cook Street at Caledonia Avenue side of the stadium.
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BC Ferries employee in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: The employee came into contact with 7 other workers who are all now in self isolation

B.C. restaurants will be allowed to offer liquor products for take-out or delivery

In an effort to provide employment for servers laid off due to COVID-19 shut downs

Victoria Police break up house party, warn youth are not immune to COVID-19

A gathering of around 10 people aged 18-24 yrs at a suite in Esquimalt

B.C. reports 74 new cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 424 in province

BREAKING: There are a total of 37 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus on Vancouver Island

BC Ferries suspends all food service, donates perishables to Victoria charity

2,400 pounds of food was donated to the Rainbow Kitchen

Employees at Save-On-Foods will receive $2/hour pay increase, says union

"In response to the incredible work they are doing on the front lines of the COVID19 crisis."

B.C. reports 77 new cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 348 in province

BREAKING: There are now a total of 30 cases on Vancouver Island

Saanich joins Sidney in closing all playgrounds amid COVID-19 pandemic

Parks across the province are still open

These provincial parks are currently still open to the public amid coronavirus concerns

In case you still want to go for a social-distancing hike!

BC Liquor stores to remain open with adjusted hours amid COVID-19 outbreak

And there is no shortage of beer, wine and spirits in the province

7-Eleven confirms COVID-19 case closes Vancouver Island store

The affected store in Ladysmith B.C. is closed until April 2nd

Victoria Chamber of Commerce offers to connect unemployed with businesses seeking workers

While some businesses have laid off employees, others are desperately looking for more helping hands

Air Canada lays off over 5,100 people amid flight cancellations due to COVID-19

The airline will be reducing its services by around 80% in April