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B.C. businesses feeling the pain of COVID-19

B.C. businesses feeling the pain of COVID-19

Almost 8,000 business owners respond to BC Chamber survey, painting dire picture
Whistler effectively closed for business as COVID-19 spreads

Whistler effectively closed for business as COVID-19 spreads

B.C. declares public health emergency; bars and clubs ordered closed
45 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C., bringing provincial total to 231

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

There are now 231 cases of COVID-19 in B.C., after provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry confirmed 45 new tests Wednesday. Thirteen people are now in hospital, seven of whom are in intenstive care, said Henry. There are no new deaths.

Employees can refuse unsafe working conditions

Employers need to maintain safe workplaces, know options for refusals
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