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B.C. declares state of emergency over COVID-19 to help maintain services

B.C. declares state of emergency over COVID-19 to help maintain services

VANCOUVER — British Columbia declared a provincial state of emergency Wednesday, giving the government broad and sweeping power to compel action while preserving supply chains of groceries and other essential items in the face of COVID-19.

B.C. First Nation chief closes border at Kingcome Inlet to keep out COVID-19

VICTORIA — A British Columbia First Nation of about 120 people and accessible only by boat or float plane has closed its borders to outsiders in an effort to keep out the novel coronavirus.
B.C. declares provincial state of emergency (UPDATED)

B.C. declares provincial state of emergency (UPDATED)

"This is an all hands on deck approach."
Province looking at impact of COVID-19 on renters and landlords

Province looking at impact of COVID-19 on renters and landlords

“In many cases, people are one paycheque away from not being able to afford rent.”
ICBC suspends all driver road tests for at least two weeks

ICBC suspends all driver road tests for at least two weeks

All motorcycle, passenger and commercial road tests are cancelled for at least two weeks

B.C. closes schools, promises help for workers and businesses on COVID-19

VICTORIA — School's out indefinitely in British Columbia as the government said Tuesday it is also working on a plan to help businesses and workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Unprecedented paralysis of activity’ to curtail B.C. home sales: BCREA

‘Unprecedented paralysis of activity’ to curtail B.C. home sales: BCREA

The BCREA also says financial aid packages will be needed for households, especially B.C.'s renters
B.C. suspends in-class K-12 learning province-wide in response to COVID-19 crisis

B.C. suspends in-class K-12 learning province-wide in response to COVID-19 crisis

"The actions taken today are temporary. We will return to regular school life down the road."

BC Ferries allows passengers to remain in vehicles to deal with COVID-19

VICTORIA — BC Ferries is relaxing its restriction on passengers remaining in their vehicles on enclosed car decks to help people maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
B.C. preschools and daycares need guidance, financial help during COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. preschools and daycares need guidance, financial help during COVID-19 pandemic

“There is no guidance being given, absolutely none, other than tell the kids to wash your hands."