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The COVID-19 crisis continues to dominate the news across the country and around the world.  As the news gets grimmer in other regions, there is growing hope from British Columbia analyses that show the daily increases in cases diminishing.  Our efforts at physical distancing are working...
By Hector Chapa, for The Conversation With the coronavirus pandemic quickly spreading, U.S. health officials have changed their advice on face masks and now recommend people wear cloth masks in public areas where social distancing can be difficult, such as grocery stores. But can these masks be...

Regional News

Today, FortisBC received interim approval from the BC Utilities Commission to implement its COVID-19 Customer Recovery Fund, a program that provides new support measures for residential and small business customers who are facing financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Fund will be available to natural gas, propane and electric customers.

“Since...

To address the financial challenges facing post-secondary students due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Selkirk College Foundation is appealing for help with those struggling the most.

The COVID-19 Student Relief Fund will provide immediate financial support to students who are facing serious financial challenges as they complete their terms in programs across the West Kootenay and...

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Thursday, April 16, 2020, most open burning activities will be prohibited throughout British Columbia to reduce the likelihood of human-caused wildfires, although campfires will still be allowed.

The following activities will be prohibited, and these restrictions will remain in effect until the public is otherwise notified:...

To support British Columbians who need a place to self-isolate and to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Province is partnering with local governments, non-profits and the hotel industry.

So far, more than 900 spaces have been secured at 23 sites including hotels, motels and community centres throughout B.C.

“These new spaces are a critical part of how we can support those who...

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving and the information below is current as of noon on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

Cases:

  • Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 1,203
  • New cases since April 3, 2020: 29
  • Hospitalized cases: 149
  • Intensive care: 68
  • COVID-19 related deaths: 38
  • ...