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by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 25 2020

To support people and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Province is introducing a new temporary rental supplement, halting evictions and freezing rents, among other actions.  

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 25 2020

As challenges caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to shift, the B.C. government and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer (PHO), are taking unprecedented measures to slow transmission.

On March 16, 2020, Henry issued an order under the Public Health Act prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people.

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 24 2020

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

“Today, we are providing case updates for two 24-hour reporting periods: March 22 to 23, and March 23 through to this morning.

by Letters to the editor on Tuesday Mar 24 2020

OPEN LETTER: UBCIC demands immediate release of all non-violent offenders as part of COVID-19 pandemic response and emergency state of Indigenous incarceration

Dear Ministers,

by Contributor on Monday Mar 23 2020

British Columbians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will benefit from $5 billion in income supports, tax relief and direct funding for people, businesses and services.

"The COVID-19 pandemic challenges our health, our economy and our way of life. People and businesses urgently need support," said Premier John Horgan.

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 22 2020
Dear Colleagues,
Our colleague and Provincial Health Officer, Dr Bonnie Henry, has been very clear in her direction on COVID-19. The time is now. The public must self-isolate and maintain social distance in accordance with her orders.
by Dermod Travis on Friday Mar 20 2020

The warning signs were there, but by February 27, those signs were a little too frequent and it became apparent that it was time to suck it up and head to a hospital, never my favourite destination.

The first three or four days remain a bit of a blur, but I was discharged a week ago on Friday the 13th. I may need to revisit some of my superstitions.

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 18 2020

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving. The information below is current as of 3 p.m. on March 18, 2020. These updates will be issued daily for the remainder of the week.


by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 18 2020

Statement from Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald, Acting Commanding Officer of the BC RCMP

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 18 2020

The British Columbia government has declared a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.