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‘Closed to the public’: Hope area First Nations brace for COVID-19

Keeping visitors out, and ensuring members have supplies they need, is focus for local nations

  • Apr 4, 2020

‘Hold our line’: 29 new cases of COVID-19 announced in B.C.

Saturday's number of new cases marks the lowest in weeks.

  • Apr 4, 2020

Okanagan family shares story of son’s cancer recovery to encourage blood donation

Finlay Ritson's parents can't donate blood, but hope his story will encourage others to do so

  • Apr 4, 2020

‘Little python’ found in Victoria apartment being cleaned for new renters

Snake taken to CRD Animal Shelter to be claimed

  • Apr 4, 2020

North Okanagan district discourages campfires amid COVID-19

Campfire ban in effect for RDCO but not for neighbour district in the north

  • Apr 4, 2020

Girl Guide cookies available at No Frills

The annual door-to-door sales campaign was cancelled due to COVID-19

  • Apr 4, 2020

Revamped Oak Bay Volunteer Services in need of donations, volunteers

Non-profit stares down challenge of helping seniors amid COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19: Saanich police respond to calls about skatepark gathering, group volleyball game

'Some people are still not taking this seriously,' officer says

  • Apr 4, 2020

New rail safety measures implemented in Canada

Minister of Transport announced three ministerial orders effective April 3

WATCH: A wall of mist sits over Lake Okanagan as seen from Peachland

The video was captured by a Peachland resident on April 2

  • Apr 4, 2020

UVic creates emergency bursary for students facing hardships due to COVID-19

Students can apply by emailing the financial aid office

  • Apr 4, 2020

Days Inn and Super 8 offering reduced rates for healthcare workers

This move comes to help protect their families and immuno-compromised individuals

  • Apr 4, 2020

VIDEO: How doctors in Canada will decide who lives and dies if pandemic worsens

Officials in several provinces have been developing guides so that doctors don't feel alone

  • Apr 4, 2020

WATCH: North Okanagan seniors stay fit in self-isolation

Residents have taken to their balconies to follow along in exercise class

  • Apr 4, 2020

Surrey city council moving to virtual meetings

For public hearings, people can register to speak via telephone

Delta companies asked to contribute through B.C.’s new COVID-19 supply hub

New online hub to co-ordinate, source, expedite supplies and equipment to support front-line workers

COVID-19: Online tool helps vulnerable people in North Okanagan receive aid

United Way's tool connects those in need with pre-screened volunteers in the local area

  • Apr 4, 2020

Members of immunocompromised community seek more options to get groceries as online services are backlogged

One woman has decided to build a greenhouse to ensure she is able to access food throughout pandemic

  • Apr 4, 2020

How to cope with your mental health during a global pandemic

Becca Shears, clinical counsellor in Vanderhoof speaks about ways to deal with stress and anxiety during this time.

  • Apr 4, 2020

Canadian cadets to mark 103rd anniversary of Vimy Ridge April 9 virtually

Idea of Captain Billie Sheridan in Williams Lake, B.C. who wondered what to do in times of COVID-19