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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

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