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B.C. reports five deaths, 40 new cases of COVID-19 and asks residents to stay home

VICTORIA — British Columbia is reporting five more deaths due to COVID-19, along with 40 new cases. That brings the provincial death toll to 55 among 1,410 confirmed cases in total.
B.C. announces 40 new cases of COVID-19, five new deaths

B.C. announces 40 new cases of COVID-19, five new deaths

This brings the province's total number of cases to 1,410. 

COVID-19 cases rise in B.C. prison as unions call for protection

VANCOUVER — The number of inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 at a B.C. prison has nearly doubled in a day as unions urge correctional officers to protect themselves.
New heated tobacco tax postponed amid pandemic; no plan to expand ‘patch’ program

New heated tobacco tax postponed amid pandemic; no plan to expand ‘patch’ program

Public health researcher Dr. Kelley Lee of Simon Fraser University said while there may be some justification to delaying the tax, a more urgent priority should nevertheless be expansion of the government’s smoking cessation program.
B.C. loses 132k jobs in March as pandemic takes toll

B.C. loses 132k jobs in March as pandemic takes toll

Canada as a whole lost 1,011,000 jobs, driving the unemployment rate up 2.2 percentage points to reach 7.8%.
Pot and mushroom company enters COVID-19 market; investors warned of ads

Pot and mushroom company enters COVID-19 market; investors warned of ads

The BCSC stated that investors should “exercise caution when considering aggressive promotions as a basis for investment decisions as these promotions may make false claims of large profits. At this time, there is no vaccine or any health product that is authorized to treat or protect against COVID-19.”
How to apply for B.C.'s COVID-19 rental subsidy

How to apply for B.C.'s COVID-19 rental subsidy

Eligible households with no dependents will be provided $300 per month while those with dependents will get $500 per month.
B.C. ramps up mental health support for front-line health care workers, families

B.C. ramps up mental health support for front-line health care workers, families

VICTORIA — Two hundred psychologists in British Columbia are volunteering to provide free virtual counselling to front-line health workers as part of the province's efforts to ramp up mental health services for anyone who needs them.
B.C. hotels are offering up rooms to health care workers during COVID-19

B.C. hotels are offering up rooms to health care workers during COVID-19

The BC Nurses’ Union is calling on the government to arrange subsidized accommodations for health care workers across the province
Do you know these people? Police in B.C. are looking for camera owners

Do you know these people? Police in B.C. are looking for camera owners

Can you help solve a mystery?