Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Victoria Viewpoints: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Provincial scene for  Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Coronavirus response in BC

BC woman fears father stuck in India following coronavirus nationwide lockdown
White Rock closes pier to help stop coronavirus spread
Drugs were already poisoned. Now COVID-19 adds a new threat
COVID-19 straight from the Science Journals
'I'm really scared'
Five Things to know about life with Closed Schools
COVID-19 in BC: 145 more cases raise province's total to 617
Canadians blame Chinese government for pandemic, survey by Vancouver pollster shows
Parks Canada closes vehicle access to all national parks due to high visitation levels
BC clears COVID-19 test backlog, ups daily processing
Vancouver bike stores fighting through COVID-19 eager to be declared essential service
BC nurses demand mandatory social isolation
Military assistance requests anticipated
BC COVID-19 figures rise to 617, up 145
BC closes 17 parks including in Squamish, effective immediately
New service offers free online doctor consultation in BC
ICBC licence renewals and payment deferrals now online
Senior's home in Vancouver's West End hit hard by COVID-19
Vancouver Coastal Health restricts visits to hospitals, care homes
This is how you protect vulnerable seniors amid COVID-19
Safe supply of opioids needed 'right away' to avoid overwhelming hospitals in COVID-19 pandemic: Vancouver Mayor
BC 'not on same trajectory as Italy', says top doctor as cases climb to 617
Drive-thru COVID-19 testing now offered for health-care workers in Vancouver
'A fundamental shift': Nearly half of reported COVID-19 cases in Canada now from community spread
Island Health warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at popular Victoria pub, physio clinic, beauty salons
7 PM salute to healthcare workers spreads to New Westminster
ICBC allowing drivers to put off payments for 90 days, renew licences by phone
Why BC is not rushing toward a 'lockdown' on non-essential businesses
BC case count continues to grow as Dix, Henry repeat calls for public vigilance
Next few weeks 'very, very difficult' but Italy type numbers not expected here: officials
In dark time, legislature puts on a historic show of co-operation
Protecting all renters affected by COVID-19 complicated
St. Paul's Hospital adds automated testing system COVID-19 fight
At provincial court, operations moving online or being postponed
BC medical students step up to help doctors, nurses and first responders
WorkSafe inspectors to enforce virus transmission prevention at construction sites
West Coast beaches off limits as six Island provincial parks close
Possible COVID-19 exposure at downtown Victoria establishments
28 percent of BC's COVID-19 cases have recovered: provincial health officer
Nanaimo's Harmac mill works to fill doubled pulp order for medical masks and gowns
BC COVID-19 tests up to 3,500 a day, care home staffing to change
BC closes camping, day services at provincial parks for COVID-19

Globe and Mail 


Victoria police still looking for Michael Dunahee 29 years later

Vancouver Sun


Vancouver Province


Victoria Times Colonist

Don't take the ferry unless you have to, says BC Ferries
Five week old BC Budget shredded by virus outbreak

Victoria News

Michael Dunahee case still unsolved after 29 years
BC Ferries passengers asked to avoid all non-essential travel amid pandemic

Global BC


Georgia Straight

Calgary based airline WestJet laying off half its employees

Vancouver Courier

New housing project for homeless opens in Vancouver

The Tyee



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