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Horgan says B.C.'s $5 billion COVID-19 plan offers supports for people, business

Horgan says B.C.'s $5 billion COVID-19 plan offers supports for people, business

VICTORIA — British Columbia will spend $5 billion to help individuals, businesses and services endure the economic stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier John Horgan said Monday.
B.C. approves boost to hand-sanitizer production

B.C. approves boost to hand-sanitizer production

Given the current COVID-19 provincial health emergency, all distillers are permitted to produce such products
Construction work can continue in B.C. under COVID-19 restrictions

Construction work can continue in B.C. under COVID-19 restrictions

But provincial guidelines on crowd sizes applies to construction work sites, too

Former Kelowna mayor Jim Stuart has died at the age of 84

KELOWNA, B.C. — Former Kelowna mayor Jim Stuart, a farmer who became a politician and oversaw a period of rapid growth in the city, has died. He was 84. Stuart was mayor from 1986 to 1996, winning election twice and being acclaimed twice.
B.C. introduces $5B COVID-19 economic response plan

B.C. introduces $5B COVID-19 economic response plan

The plan will roll-out in stages, with $2.8 billion to support individuals and services, and $2.2 billion to support businesses and the province's economic recovery
B.C. confirms 48 new cases of COVID-19, provincial total now 472

B.C. confirms 48 new cases of COVID-19, provincial total now 472

There have been three new deaths in B.C.
Service BC centres to stay open, first hour for 'vulnerable' citizens

Service BC centres to stay open, first hour for 'vulnerable' citizens

Service BC has identified the core programs and services that will continue to be available at the centres
Stay away from islands, Haida Nation asks

Stay away from islands, Haida Nation asks

"We have made this critical decision to protect Island citizens, and especially our cherished elders, language speakers and knowledge holders."
New $3 million fund launched to help non-profits on front lines

New $3 million fund launched to help non-profits on front lines

Non-profits like food banks and homeless shelters are expected to feel increasing strain from job losses and reduced access to services by the most vulnerable.

B.C. orders personal service establishments closed, including salons, spas

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's provincial health officer is ordering all salons, spas, and tattoo parlours to close in the latest measure aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. Dr.