Coronavirus

Canucks employee tests positive for COVID-19: COO

Canucks employee tests positive for COVID-19: COO

Individual ‘does not have a fan-facing role’

  • Mar 15, 2020
Canucks employee tests positive for COVID-19: COO
Courtenay doctor confirms Comox Valley’s first case of COVID-19

Courtenay doctor confirms Comox Valley’s first case of COVID-19

Dr. Tanja Daws says there are ‘more confirmed cases’ on Vancouver Island

Courtenay doctor confirms Comox Valley’s first case of COVID-19
People, including a woman wearing a protective face mask stand on a nearly deserted plaza outside Canada Place, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

COVID-19: What’s open and closed in B.C. as a result of the novel coronavirus

Universities go online, Starbucks goes ‘to-go’

People, including a woman wearing a protective face mask stand on a nearly deserted plaza outside Canada Place, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw. (Twitter)
Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw. (Twitter)
(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Starbucks Canada to nix seating, closing mall, university-based stores due to COVID-19

Move comes as health official recommend social distancing

(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
The Chemainus Theatre Festival has joined the growing list of public facilities shutting down temporarily amid the COVID-19 crisis. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Theatre Festival cancels remaining dates of The Marvelous Wonderettes due to COVID-19

Situation to be reevaluated soon regarding upcoming production of The 39 Steps

The Chemainus Theatre Festival has joined the growing list of public facilities shutting down temporarily amid the COVID-19 crisis. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Canada Anti-Fraud Centre warns of the potential for COVID-19 related scams. (Pixabay photo)

Victoria Police Department warns of coronavirus-related fraud attempts

Police say to look out for associated scams playing on fear and misinformation

The Canada Anti-Fraud Centre warns of the potential for COVID-19 related scams. (Pixabay photo)
No travel ban, but travellers asked to self-isolate as Canada hits well over 300 COVID-19 cases
No travel ban, but travellers asked to self-isolate as Canada hits well over 300 COVID-19 cases
Passengers aboard the flight from Vancouver are being informed that some may be at risk after one tested positive for COVID-19. (Paul Clarke - Black Press)

Passenger on Vancouver-Kelowna flight tests positive for COVID-19

Passengers in rows 10 to 16 of WestJet flight WS 3326 from Vancouver International on March 10 are at risk.

Passengers aboard the flight from Vancouver are being informed that some may be at risk after one tested positive for COVID-19. (Paul Clarke - Black Press)
A worker adjusts a sign in the empty bread section of a Superstore in Surrey on Saturday, March 15, 2020. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)

Resist the urge to panic shop despite COVID-19 fears, Trudeau says

Trudeau said a measured approach will be important in all aspects of life

A worker adjusts a sign in the empty bread section of a Superstore in Surrey on Saturday, March 15, 2020. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
Shaw Communications is opening up service to everyone in response to COVID-19. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Shaw opens up web service in response to COVID-19

Moves include additional news and family entertainment channels

Shaw Communications is opening up service to everyone in response to COVID-19. Photo by Mike Chouinard

‘Business as usual’: B.C. truckers crossing U.S. border despite COVID-19

Fraser Valley truckers still crossing U.S. borders but will be asked to self-quarantine during days home

Cancer patients urged to keep all appointments, if possible, despite COVID-19

Cancer patients urged to keep all appointments, if possible, despite COVID-19

While coronavirus presents higher risk to immune compromised, cancer treatment remains important

Cancer patients urged to keep all appointments, if possible, despite COVID-19
Langford has shut down all activities at City Centre Park and North Langford Rec Centre for the next 30 days, in reaction to COVID-19 fears. They will reevaluate to extend the closure by April 15. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Langford shuts down all activities at City Centre Park as of Sunday

City will reevaluate by April 15, following 30 day-closure

Langford has shut down all activities at City Centre Park and North Langford Rec Centre for the next 30 days, in reaction to COVID-19 fears. They will reevaluate to extend the closure by April 15. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference at Rideau cottage in Ottawa, on Friday, March 13, 2020. Trudeau got thanks from Canada’s premiers Friday for $11-billion in federal funding to confront the health and economic impact of the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus — but heard that much more will be needed to weather the crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Border closures, mandatory screening up for discussion amid COVID-19, Trudeau says

Trudeau’s wife Sophie was diagnosed with COVID-19 following a trip to the U.K.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference at Rideau cottage in Ottawa, on Friday, March 13, 2020. Trudeau got thanks from Canada’s premiers Friday for $11-billion in federal funding to confront the health and economic impact of the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus — but heard that much more will be needed to weather the crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel what was scheduled to be this year’s 30th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo. (Photo submitted)

First BCRA-sanctioned rodeo cancelled due to COVID-19

President Kelly Walls said it is with heavy hearts that the WLIRA has made the decision

Organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel what was scheduled to be this year’s 30th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo. (Photo submitted)
FILE - In this Saturday, March 14, 2020 file photo, a Transportation Security Administration agent hands a passport back to a traveler as she screens travelers, at a checkpoint inside an airline terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. The coronavirus pandemic that’s caused many Americans to avoid airports has others booking spur-of-the moment trips at dirt-cheap ticket prices. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Cheap fares luring travellers to fly despite coronavirus pandemic

Airlines are seeing bookings plummet and cancellations

FILE - In this Saturday, March 14, 2020 file photo, a Transportation Security Administration agent hands a passport back to a traveler as she screens travelers, at a checkpoint inside an airline terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. The coronavirus pandemic that’s caused many Americans to avoid airports has others booking spur-of-the moment trips at dirt-cheap ticket prices. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
Camosun College cancels all public events until April 13 as a COVID-19 precaution. (Black Press file photo)

Camosun College cancels all public events amid COVID-19

Effective March 15 the school will transition to alternative face-to-face classes

Camosun College cancels all public events until April 13 as a COVID-19 precaution. (Black Press file photo)
A hand sanitizer dispenser and a sign indicating steps to be taken to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is seen at an entrance to the Vancouver Convention Centre, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. VIEWS: Effects of COVID-19 pandemic will be long-lasting

A steep drop in tourist visits will hit hard, in particular, Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan hard

A hand sanitizer dispenser and a sign indicating steps to be taken to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is seen at an entrance to the Vancouver Convention Centre, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
West Coast Amusements suspends parks, events in B.C. due to COVID-19 concerns

West Coast Amusements suspends parks, events in B.C. due to COVID-19 concerns

Cancellation comes as government restricts mass gatherings

West Coast Amusements suspends parks, events in B.C. due to COVID-19 concerns