Saturday, July 11, 2020


Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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.

B.C. reports 10 new COVID-19 patients today, declares 82 per cent recovery rate

There continue to be no new cases in the Island Health region, but one new community outbreak has been declared in Abbotsford

B.C. reports 18 new COVID-19 cases today, death toll rises to 155

The number of active cases has gone up slightly since yesterday as there are now 310 cases in the province

BCCDC calls for more British Columbians to take COVID-19 response survey

Around 275,000 people have already taken the survey which will inform future decisions

Air Canada releases summer schedule with nearly 100 destinations to choose from

And they have resumed flights to the US as of today,

Restaurants and pubs in B.C. can now apply for more patio space until October

To support businesses complying with COVID-19 distancing rules

PM Trudeau details next steps in reopening Canadian economy safely

Including boosting COVID-19 testing capacity and contact tracing.

British Columbians split on going to restaurants, gyms after COVID-19 reopening (SURVEY)

The study also asks about taking public transit and going to hair salons

12 new cases of COVID-19 reported in B.C. today, three additional deaths

There have been no new cases in the Island Health region for a week

Reservations for Vancouver Island campgrounds reopen this Monday

B.C. residents will be given first access

Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works permanently closing stores across Canada and US

After sales declined 37% in their first quarter.

PM Trudeau announces $75 million additional funding for Indigenous people living off-reserve

For things like food, transportation, educational materials or mental health services.

Uptown closes main boulevard to vehicle traffic making it pedestrian-only

To provide guests the proper space for physical distancing.

Victoria Symphony suspends all performances in 2020 season

There are plans to move performances to a virtual platform

B.C. reports 21 new COVID-19 cases today, three additional deaths

A jump into double digits after just two cases were reported yesterday

B.C. employment advocacy groups launch petition for provincial paid sick leave program

Premier Horgan says he's pushing for a national sick pay program but hasn't ruled out a provincial plan

Victoria homeless camps at Topaz Park, Pandora corridor expect to be dismantled today

A total of 308 homeless people have been moved into indoor housing units thus far

Federal health officials now recommend use of non-medical masks for Canadians

Particularly when physical distancing isn't possible.

Applications for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program will open May 25

Designed to lower rent by 75% for small businesses affected by COVID-19.

B.C. reports only two new COVID-19 cases today, registering lowest daily case number since...

Sadly, three more people died today bringing the death toll to 146

B.C. announces pay boost for over 250,000 frontline workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Through a lump-sum payment of around $4 per hour for a 16-week period

Victoria Clipper will suspend services until July 3 due to border closure extension

The Coho's ferry service also remains suspended at this time.

$1.6 million in funding available for Greater Victoria charities and non-profits

For charitable organizations struggling to meet increased demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Saanich Fair cancelled as organizers explore moving some activities online

The annual event regularly draws crowds of over 45,000 over Labour Day weekend

Victoria Shamrocks cancel 2020 season due to COVID-19

The season was set to open May 21st.

Canada-U.S. extend border closure for additional 30 days: Trudeau

Current closure was set to expire this Thursday, May 21st.

Average monthly rent decreased by 8.7 per cent in Victoria last month (REPORT)

The report found that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted rental prices across Canada

Here’s how two major shopping malls in Victoria are reopening tomorrow

What to expect when you visit the Bay Centre and/or the Hillside Shopping Centre

Restaurants, retailers, hair salons start opening in B.C. tomorrow. Here’s what to expect.

Businesses will be adopting guidelines on a case-by-case basis, but here's an idea of what customers can look forward to once they reopen

First clinical trial for potential COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada

If trials are successful, the vaccine could be produced and distributed in Canada.

Post-secondary institutions in Victoria offer online courses for community at large this summer

Learn a new skill, or simply quench your curiosities!

B.C. reports 21 new cases of COVID-19 today, one additional death

There are now 355 active cases across the province, and just one active case in the Island Health region

Five more people dead from COVID-19 in B.C., 15 new cases reported today

There are now 359 active cases in B.C. and two new outbreaks were reported today

You can help those in need just by ‘showing your heart’ this month (PHOTOS)

Each ❤️ in a window = $5 to Mustard Seed Food Bank!

BC SPCA launches virtual fundraiser to support animals in need amid pandemic

Lock-In for Love has a whole new meaning this time around 🐾

Gyms and fitness studios on Vancouver Island will be allowed to reopen May 19

The order to close these facilities was originally expected to expire at the end of the month

K-12 students can start returning to classrooms in B.C. on June 1 on voluntary...

Families will be contacted by school leaders about individual schedules by May 22

City of Victoria passes partial vehicle ban for Beacon Hill Park this summer

In an effort to ‘pedestrianize’ the park.

Federal government extends Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy until August

The $73 billion wage subsidy program was initially slated to run until June 6.

BC Ferries fill up with passengers to islands ahead of long weekend as capacity...

Authorities have been advising against non-essential travel this Victoria Day long weekend