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‘It’s like ghost towns:’ Canada’s border communities adapt to COVID-19 changes

Sales have plummeted at businesses such as the duty-free shop and gas station

  • Apr 5, 2020

Nanaimo will be the community hardest-hit by ferry layoffs, union says

B.C. Ferry and Marine Workers' Union looking at its legal options

‘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

Education, not enforcement: B.C. bylaw officers keeping a watch on physical distancing

A kind word, it turns out, has usually been all people need to hear

‘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

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

Insurance shock for Langley condo owners

Claim-free two-year-old townhouse complex told premium will nearly triple

‘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

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

Two inmates found positive for COVID-19 at federal prison in B.C.; other tests pending

15 staff self-isolating waiting results, refusal to work notice sent, says correctional officer

  • 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

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

WATCH: North Okanagan seniors stay fit in self-isolation

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

  • Apr 4, 2020

Forest Grove auxiliary offers to do groceries

'I'm really proud of the Forest Grove VFD auxiliary'

  • 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