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Need for blood donations goes on despite crisis

Need for blood donations goes on despite crisis

As people follow doctors' orders to stay home, those who depend on donated blood—and public-health officials—are urging donors to keep giving. Caroline Lennox has a compromised immune system, making her more vulnerable to COVID-19.
COVID-19: PM announces Canada-US border closure, multi-billion dollar aid package

COVID-19: PM announces Canada-US border closure, multi-billion dollar aid package

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says 'extraordinary measures' include extending tax deadlines, wage subsidies and income support, moratorium on student loan payments
COVID-19: Public health emergency declared in B.C.; 3 more deaths

COVID-19: Public health emergency declared in B.C.; 3 more deaths

Province has 83 new cases, bringing total to 186; bars ordered to close
Three different groups rescued from same icy section of West Vancouver trail

Three different groups rescued from same icy section of West Vancouver trail

What goes up must come down. But sometimes that's easier said than done, as three separate hiking groups discovered Saturday when they became stranded on an icy section of trail on Eagle Bluffs above Horseshoe Bay.
B.C. Ferries passengers can stay in their vehicles on all decks

B.C. Ferries passengers can stay in their vehicles on all decks

In response to customer demand during the COVID-19 outbreak, B.C. Ferries has announced that passengers have the option of isolating themselves in their vehicles on enclosed car decks as well as open decks.
Classes at B.C. schools suspended indefinitely: Horgan

Classes at B.C. schools suspended indefinitely: Horgan

School classes are being suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19, Premier John Horgan announced today. Horgan made the announcement at a news conference alongside Finance Minister Carole James and Education Minister Rob Fleming.
Homeless vulnerable to COVID-19 need help from governments: advocates

Homeless vulnerable to COVID-19 need help from governments: advocates

VANCOUVER — Homeless people staying in close quarters at shelters, tent cities and warming centres are especially at risk for COVID-19, says a community advocate who is working to ensure hand-washing stations and clean bathrooms are available i
How EI benefits for COVID-19 quarantines will work

How EI benefits for COVID-19 quarantines will work

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced changes to Canada's sick-leave benefits under employment insurance Wednesday, to respond to concerns about COVID-19.
B.C. preschools and daycares need guidance, financial help during pandemic: operators

B.C. preschools and daycares need guidance, financial help during pandemic: operators

Owners' association questions province's decision to keep daycares open and warns of losing spaces as razor-thin profit margins are obliterated
Grouse and Seymour ski hills to close

Grouse and Seymour ski hills to close

All three North Shore mountains shut down as of Monday evening