Coronavirus

Berwick Retirement Communities locations across B.C. are taking extra precautions to protect residents and staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Supplied by Berwick Retirement Communities)

Greater Victoria retirement homes limit non-essential visits, take safety precautions

‘Safety of residents and staff is paramount,’ says Berwick Retirement Communities spokesperson

Berwick Retirement Communities locations across B.C. are taking extra precautions to protect residents and staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Supplied by Berwick Retirement Communities)
A fan takes a photo of a band at a live concert. Photo by Terry Farrell

Music industry feeling the effects of COVID-19 pandemic

Musicians, promoters and producers alike all reeling from cancellations, venue bans

A fan takes a photo of a band at a live concert. Photo by Terry Farrell
Whistler Blackcomb. (Brigitte Werner/Pixabay)

Whistler Blackcomb to suspend operations for a week due to COVID-19 pandemic

Village of Pemberton confirms two local cases of coronavirus

Whistler Blackcomb. (Brigitte Werner/Pixabay)
Dec. 13, 2019 – City Hall Victoria Centennial Square (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria council candidate calls for postponement of byelection amidst COVID-19 concerns

Stephen Andrew says April 4 byelection should be postponed

Dec. 13, 2019 – City Hall Victoria Centennial Square (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Vic PD’s Grant Hamilton spent his lunch hour serving up soup at the Souper Bowls of Hope lunch hour fundraiser last year. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Vic PD’s Grant Hamilton spent his lunch hour serving up soup at the Souper Bowls of Hope lunch hour fundraiser last year. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
BC Ferries has announced it will be reducing service and closing the Pacific Buffet to prevent the spread of illness. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries has announced it will be reducing service and closing the Pacific Buffet to prevent the spread of illness. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kijiji bans listings for toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, and other coronavirus-related items

Kijiji bans listings for toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, and other coronavirus-related items

Action comes as a response to people profiting off the COVID-19 pandemic

Kijiji bans listings for toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, and other coronavirus-related items
Glenlyon Norfolk senior and primary schools were closed early for March break after a member of the school reported a potential exposure to COVID-19. Tests came back negative on Friday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Test comes back negative for potential COVID-19 case at Glenlyon Norfolk School

Both campuses closed early ahead of spring break as a precaution

Glenlyon Norfolk senior and primary schools were closed early for March break after a member of the school reported a potential exposure to COVID-19. Tests came back negative on Friday. (Black Press Media file photo)
While self-isolation in vehicles on ferries, due to coronavirus, is allowed on open decks, it isn’t on enclosed decks due to federal regulations, says B.C. Ferries president and CEO Mark Collins. (News Bulletin file)

Self-isolation on lower decks due to COVID-19 prohibited, says B.C. Ferries CEO

B.C. Premier Horgan says PM Trudeau to take issue up with Transport Canada

While self-isolation in vehicles on ferries, due to coronavirus, is allowed on open decks, it isn’t on enclosed decks due to federal regulations, says B.C. Ferries president and CEO Mark Collins. (News Bulletin file)
Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, provided an update on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Friday in Vancouver. (BC Government)

Not all sick people require COVID-19 tests, B.C.’s top doctor says

Nine more cases of COVID-19 in B.C. announced Saturday, bringing total to 73

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, provided an update on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Friday in Vancouver. (BC Government)
B.C. Supreme Court in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Jury selection in B.C. Supreme Court postponed over coronavirus concerns

Meanwhile, provincial court remains open but a contingency plan is in place

B.C. Supreme Court in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
This photo shows the nose of the Boeing 737-800 struck by multiple birds as it was approaching Victoria International Airport Tuesday morning. WestJet re-routed the plane to Vancouver. (Peter Wagner/Twitter)                                (PxHere)

Return home while you can, Ottawa tells Canadians as COVID-19 continues to spread

Poland is suspending all international flights and trains on Sunday, for example

This photo shows the nose of the Boeing 737-800 struck by multiple birds as it was approaching Victoria International Airport Tuesday morning. WestJet re-routed the plane to Vancouver. (Peter Wagner/Twitter)                                (PxHere)
(The Canadian Press)

Cultural institutions cancel shows, empty seats amid COVID-19 concerns

Coronavirus impacting large galleries, musesums, theatres across Canada

(The Canadian Press)
Premiers warn billions more needed from feds to weather COVID-19 crisis

Premiers warn billions more needed from feds to weather COVID-19 crisis

Federal government is looking at ways to get financial support directly to Canadians who need it

Premiers warn billions more needed from feds to weather COVID-19 crisis
Grocery Stores in Saanich prepare for the spread of COVID-19. (Devon Bidal/ News Staff)

Saanich grocers prepare staff for COVID-19

A concerned citizen’s questions get answered

Grocery Stores in Saanich prepare for the spread of COVID-19. (Devon Bidal/ News Staff)
Girl Guide Mabel Smith sells cookies to staff at the Watkin Motors Ford dealership in Vernon, B.C., prior to the suspension of sales. (Facebook Photo)

Girl Guide cookie sales hurt by coronavirus

Canadian organization suspends cookie sales and camps

Girl Guide Mabel Smith sells cookies to staff at the Watkin Motors Ford dealership in Vernon, B.C., prior to the suspension of sales. (Facebook Photo)
Internet and DSL lights are illuminated on a modem in Chelsea, Que., Monday July 11, 2011. Rogers Communications Inc. and Videotron say they are temporarily lifting data caps on internet plans amid an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

Telecom companies temporarily remove internet data caps amid COVID-19

Overage fees on residential plans will be waived due to the public health situation

Internet and DSL lights are illuminated on a modem in Chelsea, Que., Monday July 11, 2011. Rogers Communications Inc. and Videotron say they are temporarily lifting data caps on internet plans amid an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority says cruise ships of any size will not come to Victoria until July 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

No cruise ships of any size will stop in Victoria until July 1

Cruise vessels of any size will not come to Victoria Cruise Terminal and Inner Harbour

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority says cruise ships of any size will not come to Victoria until July 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
UBC’s Centre for Rural Health Research has released a summary of its ongoing rural health survey. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C.’s largest universities move classes online amid coronavirus spread

University of Victoria has cancelled classes with more than 250 students

UBC’s Centre for Rural Health Research has released a summary of its ongoing rural health survey. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Colwood City Hall (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood cancels public meetings due to COVID-19 concerns

City plans to test remote participation for residents and council

Colwood City Hall (Black Press Media file photo)