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B.C. announces eviction moratorium for renters during COVID-19 crisis

B.C. announces eviction moratorium for renters during COVID-19 crisis

The Premier urged that only those that need the rent subsidy apply for it

COVID-19 will not be how the cookie crumbles for B.C.'s Girl Guides

VANCOUVER — The motto of Canada's Girl Guides is "Be Prepared," so it's understandable that they aren't letting COVID-19 derail their annual springtime cookie sale.
Panic-buying of drugs leading to shortages and rationing in B.C., pharmacies say

Panic-buying of drugs leading to shortages and rationing in B.C., pharmacies say

“If everybody ordered in one year’s worth of medication, the system gets strained and leads to a shortage"
B.C. clears COVID-19 test backlog, ups daily processing

B.C. clears COVID-19 test backlog, ups daily processing

Test capacity is now at about 3,500 per day in the province
B.C. Cannabis retailers hopeful they will be deemed essential and stay open

B.C. Cannabis retailers hopeful they will be deemed essential and stay open

Other provinces and U.S. states have deemed cannabis an "essential" business

B.C. makes hospital preparations for influx of COVID-19 patients

VICTORIA — Nearly 3,900 empty beds are available in hospitals around British Columbia in preparation for a possible influx of patients sickened with COVID-19, the health minister says.
ICBC offers relief for drivers needing renewals and other services

ICBC offers relief for drivers needing renewals and other services

Renew, defer, pay tickets and do more without going into a service centre
These t-shirts honour Canada's female Public Health Heroines, and raise money for local food banks

These t-shirts honour Canada's female Public Health Heroines, and raise money for local food banks

Including one with B.C.'s own Dr. Bonnie Henry
Avalanche Canada cuts warnings service one month early due to COVID-19

Avalanche Canada cuts warnings service one month early due to COVID-19

VANCOUVER — Avalanche Canada says it is shutting down its warning service because of restrictions related to the spread of COVID-19.

Nova Scotia auditor general appointed to same post in British Columbia

VICTORIA — An all-party committee of the B.C. legislature is recommending that Nova Scotia's auditor general be appointed to the same position in the Western province. Michael Pickup has been the auditor general in Nova Scotia since 2014.