Friday, July 10, 2020


Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Premier Horgan extends B.C. state of emergency to June 23

We remain in the longest state of emergency the province has ever seen

Food samples will not be returning to Costco stores in Canada

Sorry guys, your Costco trips are going to be WAY less exciting now...

No new COVID-19 deaths, 9 new cases reported in B.C. today

The number of active cases and patients in hospital remain unchanged from yesterday

B.C. reports 29 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths over three days

One epidemiologically-linked case was also reported today

Saanich announces all 56 municipal playgrounds to reopen by June 10

Sidney and Oak Bay also announced playgrounds reopening today

Fraudulent CERB claims can now be reported on the CRA website

As of June 1, the federal government had processed over 15 million applications for CERB

Oak Bay and Sidney begin reopening playgrounds June 8

Bring your own hand sanitizer!

Immediate family members of Canadian citizens can cross U.S. border starting tonight

The 14 day quarantine rule will still apply to those entering the country

Just one new COVID-19 case reported in B.C. along with one additional death

The number of active cases has dropped to 193

$14 billion on the way to help provinces restart economies: Trudeau

“To really move forward, we need a Canada-wide plan on safely and effectively restarting the economy.”

B.C. reports five new COVID-19 cases today, public health reveals epidemiological data

Based on data about epidemiologically-linked cases, there have been a total of 130 cases in VIHA overall

Vancouver Island Health region officially has zero active COVID-19 cases

Based on new data, southern Vancouver Island appears to have escaped the worst of the pandemic

Many Canadians feeling financially optimistic despite COVID-19 (REPORT)

24% say they are actually better off now than they were last year.

Canadian seniors will start receiving COVID-19 financial aid in July: Trudeau

Eligible elders can receive a one-time payment of up to $500.

B.C. reports 22 new COVID-19 cases today, one additional death

There continue to be no new cases in the Vancouver Island Health region

B.C. acquires millions of new surgical masks that exceed Health Canada standards

Making them available for health care workers.

Province buys Paul’s Motor Inn for $15M to house homeless in Victoria

This is the second hotel to be purchased by the province for the purpose of sheltering homeless populations during the pandemic

Four new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C., no additional deaths

Several outbreaks at health care facilities are now over, but there are two new community outbreaks at offices on the mainland

Around 60,000 B.C. students return to school on first day of reopening on June...

This new hybrid model of schooling is expected to stay in place in September

COVID-19 response boosts Canada’s perception of Justin Trudeau (SURVEY)

Though 38% of Canadians still believe that we would be “better off” with a different Prime Minister

B.C. reports 24 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday, one additional death

The overall recovery rate is now at approximately 85 per cent

B.C. instates emergency order banning commercial tenant evictions until end of June

For landlords who choose not to apply for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program

Struggling municipalities to receive $2.2 billion in support from Canadian government

Due to steep losses in revenues in light of COVID-19.

B.C. top doctor bans overnight summer camps for children and youth this year

Instead, people are encouraged to focus on arranging more day camps

11 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. today, no new deaths for third day this...

Schools are set to reopen for partial voluntary in-class instruction on Monday

B.C. reports just four new COVID-19 cases today, no additional deaths

This is the second time the province has reported no new COVID-19 deaths this week

Cruise ships that carry over 100 passengers banned from Canadian waters until October

This season, it was estimated that 300 cruise ships and 770,000 passengers would arrive in Victoria.

Farmer’s markets in B.C. can now sell merchandise, artisan goods and offer sit-down service

Dr. Bonnie Henry has amended a previous order banning the sale of non-food items at markets

9 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. today, in addition to two more deaths

It has been three weeks since there was a new case in the Vancouver Island Health region

Colwood launches online survey on permanently closing road to Esquimalt Lagoon for vehicles

Ocean Boulevard was temporarily closed to vehicles as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 response has boosted B.C. Premier John Horgan’s approval rating to 71% (REPORT)

Most Premiers in Canada now hold majority approval ratings in their provinces

Global response needed to repair economic damage done by COVID-19: Trudeau

"Canadian jobs and businesses depend on stable and productive economies in other countries."

Harbour Air will add more flights between Vancouver Island and mainland in June

They started resuming flights in late April

B.C. reports 9 new COVID-19 cases today, one dead bringing death toll to 162

There are now 244 active cases across the province
Fentanyl overdose crisis

Drug overdose deaths continue to rise in B.C. amid pandemic: BC Coroners Service

This is the first time there've been over 100 overdose deaths two months in a row since 2018

Provincial court will resume in-person proceedings in Victoria on June 8

Supreme and provincial courts suspended regular operations on March 19th due to COVID-19.

Save-On-Foods employees will not receive $2/hour hazard pay after this week

"It is just too soon to end the Pandemic Premium," says union President Kim Novak

B.C. reports 11 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths for the first time in...

Again, there were no new cases reported in Vancouver Island Health Region

Canada partners with General Motors to produce 10 million face masks: Trudeau

10,000 new Canadian-made ventilators are also on the way.

BC Ferries will resume Nanaimo Departure Bay to Vancouver Horseshoe Bay route on June...

As part of plans to restore higher service levels across the fleet

12 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C., four additional deaths since Saturday

There have been no new cases in the Island Health region in nearly two weeks

Here’s how businesses in Canada can apply for rent subsidy

Applications for the program opened today.

Canadian government explores option to provide 10-day paid sick leave per year to all

Talks with provinces and territories on the subject are still ongoing.