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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.
Two visitors to Whistler test positive for COVID-19 upon return to Hong Kong

Two visitors to Whistler test positive for COVID-19 upon return to Hong Kong

Two Hong Kong women who were on holiday in Whistler and Vancouver have tested positive for COVID-19, confirmed Hong Kong health authorities in a release .
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
Tourist industry seeks special fund to cope with crisis

Tourist industry seeks special fund to cope with crisis

‘Our short and long-term tourism viability is in serious jeopardy:’ Barrett Fisher, CEO Tourism Whistler
Pemberton taking COVID-19 in stride

Pemberton taking COVID-19 in stride

Grocery store, medical clinic adapting to keep guests safe
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
Whistler Sport Legacies properties closing down

Whistler Sport Legacies properties closing down

Olympic Park, sliding centre, athletes' village to close at end-of-day Monday, Mar 16
Health officials, police warn of scams exploiting COVID-19 fears

Health officials, police warn of scams exploiting COVID-19 fears

WINNIPEG — Health officials and police are warning people about an email scam taking advantage of people worried about COVID-19 to steal money or sensitive information.
Whistler to close all non-essential municipal buildings and programs

Whistler to close all non-essential municipal buildings and programs

Closures effective as of 5 p.m. on Monday