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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Local News

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%.
Richmond schools deliver groceries to families

Richmond schools deliver groceries to families

The school district says 244 students in 27 schools who are part of the district’s food program will now get “healthy and nutritious” food while studying at home.
North Vancouver cyclist shares message about mental health during COVID-19

North Vancouver cyclist shares message about mental health during COVID-19

“The most important thing to keep in my mind with isolation is to not totally isolate yourself. You can still do activities, you just have to be conscious, aware and safe about them.”
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.
Richmond woman shares pattern to help others make face masks at home

Richmond woman shares pattern to help others make face masks at home

After previously resisting the idea of wide-spread face mask use, Canada’s top doctor said it would be fine for people to wear cloth masks — reserving medical and N95 masks for health care workers — in situations where it might be hard to maintain physical distance.
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
B.C. confirms new 34 cases of COVID-19, bringing total to 1,370

B.C. confirms new 34 cases of COVID-19, bringing total to 1,370

There have been two new deaths
Cut yourself some slack, parenting in a pandemic is a rough gig

Cut yourself some slack, parenting in a pandemic is a rough gig

One Metro Vancouver school district has shared some tips and strategies to help you and your family during these stressful times
Restaurants that delayed opening face struggles amid COVID-19 pandemic

Restaurants that delayed opening face struggles amid COVID-19 pandemic

"I feel like my dream was shattered and all of our hard work went to waste," says one Vancouver restaurant owner who has had to postpone opening
B.C.'s 911 flooded with COVID-19 calls

B.C.'s 911 flooded with COVID-19 calls

Don’t call 911 except for emergencies