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B.C.’s health officials hope for the best, plan for the worst in COVID-19 models

B.C.’s health officials hope for the best, plan for the worst in COVID-19 models

Lions Gate Hospital one of 17 across B.C. designated as a primary COVID-19 site
Whistler Blackcomb has donated hundreds of pounds of food to Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton food banks

Whistler Blackcomb has donated hundreds of pounds of food to Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton food banks

Part of the 23 tonnes of food Vail Resorts has donated to food banks and soup kitchens in mountain towns across North America
‘Slight chance of optimism’ that COVID-19 growth rate slowing

‘Slight chance of optimism’ that COVID-19 growth rate slowing

Provincial health officials unveil hospital mobilization plan
Telus waives internet fees for low-income customers

Telus waives internet fees for low-income customers

The company says customers enrolled in the program will get access to high-speed internet at no cost for 60 days
UBC researchers get another $2.3 million for COVID-19 research

UBC researchers get another $2.3 million for COVID-19 research

University received $2.8 million in federal funding earlier this month
B.C.’s new rental support measures leave landlords in lurch

B.C.’s new rental support measures leave landlords in lurch

'This is wide open to potential abuse,' says landlord group, as tenant advocate publicly wonders if it makes sense to pay rent
B.C. expands 2-1-1 phone line that enables seniors at home to get help

B.C. expands 2-1-1 phone line that enables seniors at home to get help

Province is providing United Way of the Lower Mainland with $50 million to fund the expansion
B.C. Liquor Stores to close on Sundays due to COVID-19

B.C. Liquor Stores to close on Sundays due to COVID-19

Closures to start March 29
Funerals delayed, grief delayed during COVID-19

Funerals delayed, grief delayed during COVID-19

B.C. declares mortuary services an essential service during COVID-19 pandemic—still some Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam firms have had to suspend funerals, memorial services for now
People are tying white ribbons in support of health-care workers

People are tying white ribbons in support of health-care workers

North Vancouver resident brings initiative to her neighbourhood to support relatives in the U.S.
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