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B.C. government to release its estimates on the spread of COVID-19

B.C. government to release its estimates on the spread of COVID-19

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is expected to release its modelling information on COVID-19 today. Health Minister Adrian Dix says the report will be an indicator of how many people may become infected with the virus.

B.C.'s 45,000 teachers reach tentative agreement

VANCOUVER — A tentative agreement has been reached with British Columbia's 45,000 public school teachers.

Key developments in British Columbia's COVID-19 response

VANCOUVER — A look at some of the key developments in British Columbia's fight against COVID-19 on Thursday: — The provincial government invoked extraordinary emergency powers to protect consumers from profiteers and to maintain the steady supply of
BC Ferries worker tests positive for COVID-19; one in three may be ill

BC Ferries worker tests positive for COVID-19; one in three may be ill

BC Ferries is likely to next ban all non-essential travel
B.C releases list of "essential services" during COVID-19 pandemic

B.C releases list of "essential services" during COVID-19 pandemic

It's a long and exhaustive list

Highlights of the British Columbia's government's emergency pandemic response

VICTORIA — The B.C. government stepped up its efforts under the Emergency Program Act on Thursday to ensure, among other things, that goods and services are getting to those who need them.
Farm workers will be exempt from the COVID-19 travel ban

Farm workers will be exempt from the COVID-19 travel ban

"They'd normally be here pretty much by now, but we're not expecting to see them until mid-May, if at all."

Protective equipment supply 'wicked problem,' says B.C. health officer

VICTORIA — British Columbia has cleared hospital space for almost 4,000 possible COVID-19 patients, but potential shortages of personal protective equipment for health workers has become "our wicked problem," provincial health officer Dr.

B.C. offers $500 monthly rental rebate, moratorium on evictions, rent freeze

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government will offer financial relief to renters and landlords to ensure people have safe homes during the novel coronavirus pandemic, Premier John Horgan said Wednesday.
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