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Wednesday, December 7, 2022


Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Canada’s big banks will allow mortgage payment deferrals for up to six months  

Assistance on other credit products will be included.

6 tips to maintain positivity while self isolating during COVID-19 pandemic

Let's all take a deep breath...

B.C. declares public health emergency after 83 new cases reported today, total 186

12 new cases on Vancouver Island, bringing total here to 20

Panorama Recreation announced they will be suspending services starting today

Except Spring Break Camps which will remain open until Friday.

Victoria fitness studio launches free at-home workout sessions during period of self isolation

Most gyms and fitness studios have shut down

Victoria Royals cancel annual award ceremony due to coronavirus pandemic

They will be announcing all award winners online via social media.

Comox Valley RCMP look to identify suspicious men going door-to-door about COVID-19

They're hoping someone captured them on surveillance footage.
77 shelters available at Our Place and elsewhere in Victoria

Our Place Society releases emergency plan in response to growing COVID-19 concerns

They still plan to serve three meals per day on Pandora Avenue.

City of Victoria to consider restricting evictions, deferring payments in light of COVID-19

The motion will be considered at a Committee of the Whole meeting on Thursday

Victoria Clipper suspends service until April 30 due to coronavirus pandemic

Clipper's Canadian union employees will temporarily laid off starting March 24th.

ICBC has cancelled all road tests for at least the next two weeks due...

Autoplan insurance and claims will also be affected.
John Horgan

B.C. suspends K-12 classes indefinitely due to COVID-19

"We don't have all the answers today, this is a fast moving situation."

Victoria resident quarantined after cruise ship travel urges public to support local businesses

Former Grand Princess passenger Brian Losie describes life in quarantine in Trenton, Ontario

List of Victoria businesses that have temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns

If you know of any more, let us know in the comments!

British Columbia launches self-assessment tool for COVID-19

The test is available online.

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

James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt show at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre has been postponed

They were scheduled to perform April 14th.

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.

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 airplane instagram

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.

All three casinos on Vancouver Island closed amid coronavirus pandemic

They closed as of midnight on Sunday

BC Ferries reducing service between Vancouver and Victoria due to lower demand

Just for this Sunday and Monday

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.