Sunday, April 5, 2020


Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Sooke dentist in isolation after attending dental conference that had COVID-19 outbreak

Patients who visited the clinic after March 7th are asked to self isolate as a precaution

B.C. reports 45 new cases of COVID-19, bringing total to 231

BREAKING: There are now a total of 16 cases on Vancouver Island

Air Canada announces gradual suspension of majority of international flights by March 31

The airline will reduce its international network from 101 airports to six until at least April 30

BC Hydro will not disconnect services for non-payment in light of COVID-19

They are also cancelling non-emergency planned power outages

B.C. public safety minister declares provincial state of emergency due to coronavirus pandemic

BREAKING: The BC Legislature will reconvene on Monday to pass emergency measures relating to supply chain and Employment Act

WHL to cancel all remaining games in the 2019-20 regular season due to COVID-19

The 2020 WHL Playoffs may still happen at a later date.

Victoria Distillers offers free hand sanitizers to essential workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Made out of alcohol byproduct during the production of Empress 1908 gin

Federal government unveils $82 billion financial assistance package for Canadians

Here's a breakdown of what this means for individuals and businesses

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

Assistance on other credit products will be included.

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 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!

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

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 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