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B.C. landlords seeing up to 50% of tenants not paying rent

B.C. landlords seeing up to 50% of tenants not paying rent

The issue threatens the savings and livelihoods of people who rent out properties and are not at present eligible for any kind of government relief
B.C. launches economic recovery task force

B.C. launches economic recovery task force

Senior government officials, First Nations and business leaders to work on government’s economic response to the COVID-19 crisis
Alternate non-COVID medical care site at Vancouver Convention Centre to be operational by April 8

Alternate non-COVID medical care site at Vancouver Convention Centre to be operational by April 8

Decision to actually start using facility will be up to provincial health authorities
B.C. issues bylaw officer guidelines for targeting re-sellers

B.C. issues bylaw officer guidelines for targeting re-sellers

B.C. has given the province's municipal bylaw officers guidelines on how to approach the ticketing of the likes of people re-selling essential items during the pandemic.
Pandemic update: Six more deaths since Wednesday

Pandemic update: Six more deaths since Wednesday

Vancouver Island has recorded its first deaths from COVID-19
Whistler 'still on the upslope of the curve,' says medical director

Whistler 'still on the upslope of the curve,' says medical director

Learn how to access medical, dental, eye and veterinary care during pandemic
Crankworx Innsbruck postponed

Crankworx Innsbruck postponed

Whistler festival currently still planned for August
Small businesses feeling effects of COVID-19

Small businesses feeling effects of COVID-19

Federal, provincial governments looking to keep employers and workers afloat
Talks on possible ferry service rollbacks

Talks on possible ferry service rollbacks

BC Ferries has already made some changes to sailing times on the Langdale-Horsehoe Bay route as it implements measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 and a possible reduction in the number of sailings could be on the horizon.
BC Hydro offers credits, bill forgiveness to residents and businesses

BC Hydro offers credits, bill forgiveness to residents and businesses

The BC Utilities Commission has also approved a 1% rate reduction for all hydro customers