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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Local News

How to care for yourself or someone else with COVID-19 at home

How to care for yourself or someone else with COVID-19 at home

The government has provided advice on how to protect yourself and others in the home, as well as those in your community
Canada's big banks, credit union announce mortgage payment deferrals

Canada's big banks, credit union announce mortgage payment deferrals

Big Six and Vancity offering up to six months payment free for mortgage holders unable to make payments due to pandemic
B.C.'s search and rescue groups urge safety as people use the outdoors for social distancing

B.C.'s search and rescue groups urge safety as people use the outdoors for social distancing

As people flock to the great outdoors in order to practice social distancing, B.C.'s search and rescue groups are reminding everyone to plan ahead and stay safe while adventuring.
B.C. declares state of emergency over COVID-19 to help maintain services

B.C. declares state of emergency over COVID-19 to help maintain services

VANCOUVER — Solicitor General Mike Farnworth is declaring a state of emergency in British Columbia to allow the preservation of supply chains delivering groceries and other essential items.
BC School Sports suspends spring season

BC School Sports suspends spring season

In response to the current pandemic that has seen sports across the globe cancelled over the COVID-19 virus, B.C. School Sports (BCSS) announced Monday that the spring season of play has been suspended indefinitely.
Vancouver tech entrepreneur creates online tool to assist those most impacted by COVID-19

Vancouver tech entrepreneur creates online tool to assist those most impacted by COVID-19

Website connects vulnerable members of community with volunteers
Pandemic 'widespread' in Vancouver as testing capacity fails needs: B.C. doctor

Pandemic 'widespread' in Vancouver as testing capacity fails needs: B.C. doctor

COVID-19 is here. "Test, test, test," says WHO. Every household should self-isolate now: Family doc
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
Attendees at March 10 Pemberton council meeting exposed to COVID-19

Attendees at March 10 Pemberton council meeting exposed to COVID-19

Village taking pandemic in stride, while grocery store, medical clinic making changes to serve clients more safely