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122103news1Trudeau commits $100M to help food banks amid COVID-19 crisis
122099news2From inside the ER: B.C. doctor tells it like it is from the frontlines of COVID-19
122097news33M pushes back on Trump administration call to stop sending N95 masks to Canada
122076news4Vancouver Island mom faces ‘pandemic police’ for bringing kids to the grocery store
122084news5Qualicum Beach Farmers Market to re-open on Saturday, April 4
122093news6COVID-19: Qualicum Beach mayor’s message
122080news7B.C. health care workers gain access to virtual health care options
122082news8Tax collectors, auditors to help field ‘historic’ numbers of benefit-seeking callers
122072news9Family uses social media to help truckers find places to eat during pandemic
122078news10Advocates sound alarm over COVID-19 limiting access to contraceptives, abortion
122070news11Couple won’t self-isolate after returning from overseas: Cowichan by-law
122068news12UPDATED: Vancouver Island seniors die in hospital due to COVID-19
122066news13B.C. health officer says homemade masks may prevent spread of COVID-19 to others
122062news14CN Rail notches record grain movement for March as it clears blockade backlog
122060news15B.C.’s senior home staff measures show results in COVID-19 battle
122064news16Trudeau rejects mandatory stay-at-home order for now; COVID deaths up
122058news17Supply-line disruptions could cause Canadian drug shortage
122056news18IIO report clears Oceanside RCMP of responsibility for man’s injuries during suicide attempt
122054news19B.C. orchardists face challenges from COVID-19 pandemic
122052news20B.C. unveils $3.5M COVID-19 emergency fund for post-secondary students
122049news21North Cowichan to police popular trails to ensure physical distancing
122047news22Ferry breaks down at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay, several sailings cancelled
122045news23B.C. schools Zoom to online education amid COVID-19
122040news24B.C. adding $300 to monthly income and disability assistance payments
122038news25‘A matter of human decency’: Truckers’ union calls on gas stations, rest stops to fully re-open
122036news26Search for missing Island man comes to sad conclusion
122034news27COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released
122030news28Hip tradition sing-along planned again for Canadians April 2
122028news29Migrant worker advocates blame feds, employers for COVID-19 outbreak at B.C. garden store
122026news30‘We don’t need this right now’: B.C. man breaks up road rage incident
122024news31COVID-19 predictions coming ‘soon’, but results will depend on how Canadians act: Trudeau
122022news32COVID-19 has been impacting Canadian economy since January
122020news33Donald Trump says Canadians on two stranded cruise ships will be heading home
122018news34Doctors trained abroad want to join front lines of COVID-19 fight in Canada
122016news35With U.S. border work on track, rural Canadian towns fear an outbreak
122014news36Fake test kits and other COVID online scams play on public anxiety: fraud centre
122012news37Feds amplify stay-home message as cost of financial aid to Canadians mounts
122007news38World COVID-19 update: Six million U.S. jobless claims; Russia sends medical aid to U.S.
122004news39COVID-19: No clear timeline for replacement shelter solution in Parksville Qualicum Beach area
121994news40COVID-19: Parksville Qualicum Beach health care workers honoured with parade
121984news41Couple celebrates 61st anniversary through Vancouver Island seniors’ home window
121986news42A look at some of the B.C. inventors creating life-saving tools in fight against COVID-19
121982news43Association launches French-language games, online tools for families learning at home
121980news44‘There can be no ambiguity’: Travellers brought home to B.C. must self-isolate
121975news45‘We will get through this’: B.C. sees new COVID-19 death, but 57% have recovered
121972news46Belle from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ entertains home-bound kids in Cowichan Bay
121968news47Electric bike worth $3,000 stolen in Nanaimo’s north end
121966news48Event planned to honour PQB’s frontline health workers
121962news49COVID-19: Social media use goes up as country stays indoors
121988news50Vancouver Island teachers show the love for their students
121958news51Snow falls in Errington on April 1 (no fooling)
121956news52Canada’s 75% wage subsidy is coming, but not for several weeks: finance minister
121954news53Controversial Cowichan tiny house still in place after removal deadline
121951news54Call before you dig into spring projects during isolation: BC 1 Call
121949news55B.C.’s intersection speed cameras putting more tickets in the mail
121947news56First Nations, remote communities need special attention in pandemic, Freeland says
121945news57High cost, limited coverage for asthma medicine a concern during COVID-19 pandemic
121942news58Vancouver Island’s ‘Project Draw Breath’ expands and diversifies to battle pandemic
121939news59B.C. man sick with COVID-19 calls it a ‘horrible disease’
121937news60Trudeau says Parliament needs to pass more COVID-19 benefits, CERB details announced
121933news61Officials warn of COVID-19’s impact on vulnerable people, restriction extensions
121931news62Consider releasing some inmates to stem COVID-19 in prisons: public safety minister
121923news63World COVID-19 update: NATO suspicious of Russian military drills; Cruise ships ordered to stay at sea
121919news64Oceanside RCMP now offering online crime reporting
121913news656.5-magnitude earthquake in Idaho shakes B.C. Interior
121911news66John Horgan extends B.C.’s state of emergency for COVID-19
121909news67B.C.’s first community COVID-19 death was dentist ‘dedicated’ to health: lawyer
121902news68Two inmates at prison housing Robert Pickton test positive for COVID-19
121900news69BC SPCA launches matching campaign to help vulnerable animals after big donations
121896news70B.C. records five new COVID-19 deaths, ‘zero chance’ life will return to normal in April
121894news71UPDATE: Anti-tax group calls for MPs, senators to donate scheduled pay raises to charity
121892news72Two arrested after man lies about COVID-19 illness to stay in Victoria Airbnb for free
121887news73Nanaimo dentists donate 4,000 masks, 25,000 gloves to health-care peers
121883news74COVID-19 essential workers can apply for B.C. pre-school child care
121879news75Walkers, grocery store customers courteous with physical distancing in B.C.
121877news76B.C. worker advocate group calls for more sick days, protected medical leave
121866news77COVID-19: B.C. universities opt out of in-person spring graduation ceremonies
121861news78Nanaimo sheep farmer voices fears over flung dog feces
121921news79Introverted and extroverted kids going to react differently to COVID-19 restrictions
121857news8010% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients are 40 or younger: Canada’s top doctor
121853news81Canada to spend $2B more on procuring medical supplies for COVID-19 fight
121845news82World COVID-19 updates: Putin may be exposed; 30,000 prisoners released
121842news83‘This is no joke’: B.C. woman in Alberta hospital asks people to stay home during COVID-19
121840news84Rest stops barring washroom access to truckers a ‘huge problem’ as COVID-19 spreads
121838news85Canadians asked to wash mailboxes, keep dogs at bay, to ensure safe mail delivery
121836news86Hospitality workers hit ‘first and hit hardest,’ says union seeking more support
121834news87Transparency on COVID-19 response crucial: former public safety minister Goodale
121831news88Order of Canada musician Phil Dwyer pens ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’
121829news89Parksville, RDN moves to Stage 2 watering restrictions as of April 1
121827news90BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers
121825news91COVID-19: Latest update from City of Parksville
121823news92Man allegedly impersonates health official, takes elderly Princeton woman from her home
121821news93Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’
121816news94‘Back to school, in a virtual way’ for B.C. students in COVID-19 pandemic
121810news95World COVID-19 updates: U.S. cases surge past 125,000; Disease slows slightly in Italy
121807news96Pay parking suspended at B.C. hospitals due to COVID-19
121805news97B.C. records first at-home death from COVID-19, but 70+ hospital patients have recovered
121803news98Canadian ferry operators call for inclusion in COVID-19 travel restrictions
121799news99Trudeau says he’s ‘proud’ Canadians stepping up to challenge of COVID-19
121794news100Canadian COVID-19 round-up: Air Canada cuts 15,000 jobs, 90% of flights
121792news101WestJet extends international flight suspensions into May amid COVID-19 pandemic
121786news102Cruise ships, one with COVID-19 on board, carry Canadians covertly through Panama Canal
121790news103’The energy sector is destroyed beyond repair’: expert on COVID-19’s impact on economy
121782news10424,000 Canadian Forces members ready for COVID-19 response: Defence Minister
121780news105Liberals delay release of 75% wage subsidy details, costs: Morneau
121772news106Crucial details of Ottawa’s proposed wage subsidy program expected today
121778news107Battling addiction in self-isolation: online AA meetings can help
121762news108World COVID-19 morning update: Olympics delayed one year; 12,000 health care workers infected
121758news109PQB crime report: Resident provides banking information after email saying they had won lottery
121756news110Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns hosts telephone town hall meeting March 30
121754news111Students and parents reminded school is not back in session on Monday, March 30
121749news112Trump: We won’t pay for security for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan
121733news113Evening world update: U.S. restrictions extended 30 days; NY deaths near 1,000
121769news114‘There isn’t consistency:’ COVID-19 response varies for children in care
121760news115Newspapers are safe to touch, World Health Organization confirms
121746news116‘It’s up to us: Recently-returned B.C. couple urges Canadians to take COVID-19 seriously
121734news117‘Nothing concrete’: Tenants, landlords lack details after B.C. unveils COVID-19 rental aid
121728news118COVID-19 in Canada update: Meat plant worker tests positive; 1 million file for EI
121726news119Canadian among dead after plane catches fire at Manila airport, killing all 8 on board
121724news120Canada will make sure masks sent by China meet quality standards: Trudeau
121721news121Experts study how coronavirus pandemic affects trust in officials, ourselves
121719news122Home becomes school and workplace as students switch to online learning
121717news123B.C. issues guidelines about distancing, reusable bags to grocery stores amid COVID-19
121713news124PQBeat Podcast: Talking cars with Philip Wolf and Peter McCully
121711news12514-day quarantine is key, but hospitals preparing for potential COVID-19 ‘surge’: Tam
121709news126‘Do something now:’ Inmate’s wife calls for release of non-violent offenders
121700news127World COVID-19 update: U.S. expects 100,000 deaths; Oregon declares disaster
121698news128No plans to call in military right now to enforce COVID-19 quarantine: Trudeau
121692news129Canada could face legal trouble over refugee deportations amid COVID-19 crisis: advocates
121666news130B.C. Ferries passengers staying away, as asked, during COVID-19 pandemic
121768news131IN DEPTH: How B.C. emptied its hospitals to prepare for COVID-19
121689news132Social media a blessing and a curse during time of crisis: B.C. communication expert
121668news133Sewers stitch masks to free up supplies for front-line health-care workers
121662news134COVID-19: Updates from Parksville, Qualicum Beach, RDN
121654news135COVID-19 world update: Enforceable quarantine in NYC?; France orders 1 billion masks
121652news136Duncan man asks community to donate RVs to essential workers in need of quarantine
121650news137B.C. is seeing the highest rate of COVID-19 recovery in Canada: here are a few reasons why
121644news138B.C. COVID-19 cases rise 92 to 884, one more death, 81 in care
121636news139Latest Canadian updates: About 7% of COVID-19 cases require hospitalization
121632news140‘Tremendous’ response from blood donors has supply keeping pace with demand
121630news141Federal doctor says COVID-19 battle will last ‘months, many months’ as cases soar
121626news142Canadians with COVID-19 symptoms to be denied boarding domestic flights, trains
121620news143Morning world update: Cases surge past 600,000; positive news in Germany
121642news144COVID-19: Have a heart-to-heart in Parksville Community Park
121614news145World update, 9:30 p.m. March 27: Positive news in Korea as U.S. hits 100,000 cases
121607news146Kids get back to learning in B.C., online
121605news147UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP now unsure what vehicle missing teen and man may be travelling in
121600news14867 more B.C. COVID-19 cases, two more deaths in Vancouver region
121595news149COVID-19: Qualicum Beach youngster gets car parade for his sixth birthday
121593news150Legal time limitations on civil court proceedings in B.C. suspended due to COVID-19
121591news151‘Now is not the time to bag that peak’: BCSAR manager discourages risky outdoor adventures
121589news152RDN Transit asking people not to take the bus unless they need to during COVID-19 pandemic
121587news153Food Banks BC already seeing surge in demand due to COVID-19 pandemic
121585news154Nanaimo couple caught aboard cruise ship with four dead and COVID-19 present
121577news155COVID-19: Isolation exemptions to frontline workers a danger to patients, say Island Health employees
121568news156Canada COVID-19 update: Wage subsidies, rate cuts, possible charge for coughing
121566news157BC Transit to limit riders on buses to allow for physical distancing
121564news158B.C. Greens suspend leadership race due to COVID-19
121562news159COVID-19: Here are the measures being taken at B.C. care homes
121558news160Service Canada offices to shutter for in-person services over COVID-19 concerns
121556news161B.C. COVID-19 contact restrictions working, Dr. Bonnie Henry says
121552news162Man arrested for ‘purposely coughing in someone’s face while feeling ill’: N.B. police
121550news163COVID-19: How to apply for employment insurance
121548news164BC Farmers Markets move to online platform amid COVID-19 concerns
121546news165Trudeau announces 75% wage subsidy for small businesses amid COVID-19
121544news166Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate target to 0.25%
121542news167US has most COVID-19 virus infections in the world right now
121531news168World COVID-19 update, 5:30 a.m.: British PM tests positive; US Surgeon General not satisfied
121536news169PQB crime report: Merchant assaulted when confronting shoplifter
121529news170COVID-19: School District 69 to develop ways for teachers to connect with parents after spring break
121527news171COVID-19: Latest update on RDN services
121521news172COVID-19: Parksville doctor hopes information will give patients some peace of mind
121515news17310 p.m. world COVID-19 update: Asian markets gain; US set to pass $2.2 trillion package
121513news174Conservatives suspend party’s leadership race in face of COVID-19 crisis
121511news175With B.C. schools closed to most, teachers reach tentative three-year deal
121501news176World COVID-19 5:30 p.m. update, March 26: Washingon governor says ‘we gotta pound it’
121508news177COVID-19 cases, deaths climb despite restrictions; experts warn of ‘cures’
121538news178B.C. service aims to connect those in need with volunteers amid COVID-19 crisis
121499news179B.C. egg, chicken farms facing down challenge of COVID-19
121628news180B.C. veterinarians want to smooth the fur of COVID-19-worried pet owners
121505news181Should non-violent offenders be released from prison to avoid COVID-19 spread?
121495news182RCMP, prime minister warn of text scam related to COVID-19 relief
121493news183UPDATE: Missing Nanoose Bay teen found
121491news18466 new B.C. cases of COVID-19, up to 725 positive tests so far
121489news185RCMP looking for missing 64-year-old Nanaimo man
121487news186Case of COVID-19 at Campbell River seniors residence confirmed
121485news187‘Strongly’ and diplomatically, Canada tries to block U.S. soldiers at border
121481news188Some big city shoppers heading to small B.C. towns to stock up on COVID-19 supplies
121476news189Not the time for vacation: Trucker discouraged to see B.C.-bound Alberta travellers
121474news190B.C. 211 hotline expands to link COVID-19 homebound seniors, volunteers
121468news191Former Parksville man returns to China after leaving amid COVID-19 scare
121472news192COVID-19: Here’s what is considered an essential service in B.C.
121460news193BC Liquor Stores closing on Sundays, seeing skyrocketing sales amid COVID-19
121458news194Purple Day 2020: Epilepsy awareness heads online
121462news195World COVID-19 12 p.m. update: WHO chief urges aggressive action
121450news196Canada-wide Tragically Hip sing-along planned for March 26
121448news197Famed Victoria wolf Takaya shot and killed on south coast of Vancouver Island
121446news198Schooling stays home next week for most B.C. students during COVID-19
121444news199Taking time off work due to COVID-19 now falls under medical leave
121442news200B.C. bans ‘shameful black market’ of food, medical supplies; limits buying quantities
121440news201Increased coronavirus cases spark B.C.-wide burning restrictions
121436news202Ottawa seeking lower credit card interest rates amid COVID-19 crisis
121428news203PHOTOS: With a crash and a bang, B.C. residents applaud health-care workers
121426news204COVID-19 cases march higher despite restrictions and threats of punishment
121424news205CMHC expanding insured mortgage purchase program to $150B, up from $50B
121422news206Death looks different in a pandemic: B.C. bereavement workers, religious leaders taking new measures
121412news207COVID-19 morning Canadian update: Cases nationwide climb to 3,500
121418news208World COVID-19 5:30 a.m. update: 500,000 infections globally
121403news209COVID-19: Oceanside RCMP say traffic complaints have decreased
121401news210COVID-19: Parksville woman bands together with neighbours to help residents in need
121399news211COVID-19: North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre temporarily closed to the public
121395news212COVID-19 major world updates, 9:30 p.m.: U.S. Senate approves $2-trillion relief package
121389news213RCMP seek help locating man potentially headed for Vancouver Island from Jasper
121387news214Regional District of Nanaimo wants to self-isolate during COVID-19 pandemic
121405news215Photographer documents families in isolation with the Front Door Project
121393news216VIDEO: Young B.C. couple tie the knot in wake of COVID-19
121377news217Island business owner starts #SocialDistanceChallenge during COVID-19 pandemic
121375news218COVID-19: Parksville mayor shares message with residents
121373news219Weddings, big gatherings have to stop, B.C.’s COVID-19 doctor says
121362news220Suspect leaps from second-storey window after alleged break-in at Nanaimo daycare
121358news221B.C. promises up to $500 monthly in rent support amid COVID-19
121356news222Gas prices drop below $1 per litre in Parksville Qualicum Beach area
121354news223COVID-19: Latex gloves, paper towel and wipes are not flushable, local authorities warn
121329news224Canada now mandating all returning travellers to quarantine: Freeland
121360news225B.C. nurses call for mandatory shutdown of all non-essential workplaces
121327news226Trudeau unveils new $2,000 per month benefit to streamline COVID-19 aid
121301news227Tsunami not expected for B.C. after 7.5-magnitude earthquake hits near Russia
121287news228COVID-19: Nanoose Bay dental clinic donates gloves, masks to health centre
121268news229B.C. COVID-19 tests up to 3,500 a day, care home staffing to change
121261news230Crofton girl, 12, makes video plea about COVID-19 safety
121250news231B.C. closes camping, day services at provincial parks for COVID-19
121238news232Wineries and liquor stores should be essential services: B.C. Wine Institute
121236news233Avalanche Canada to stop avalanche forecasting early
121230news234Parks Canada to close access to trails
121221news235Construction company shuts down all job sites, says new B.C. guidelines are ‘too little, too late’
121174news236Cities warned from declaring local states of emergency, Abbotsford mayor says
121148news237Western Forest Products curtails operations for one week due to COVID-19 crisis
121139news238Out-of-control blaze burning near Lytton: BC Wildfire
121452news239Canada COVID-19 11 a.m. update: $192 million for vaccine development
121127news240B.C. screening care home workers as two more test positive for COVID-19
121117news241COVID-19: Rogers to provide Food Bank Canada with one million meals
121090news242Visitors asked to stay away from Gulf Islands during COVID-19 pandemic
121000news243Island Health facilities now only open for essential visits
120902news244B.C. city suspends business licence of studio claiming hot yoga kills COVID-19
120991business1COVID-19 PQB business update: looking for takeout food?
121964business2BC Hydro offers three-month bill ‘holiday’ for those affected by COVID-19
121885business3No laws in B.C. to force businesses to offer refunds, even during a pandemic
120892business4REMINDER: PQB News temporarily moves to one print issue per week, on Wednesdays
121864business5New rules issued for B.C. construction projects, work camps for COVID-19
121784business6LifeLabs reducing public hours as it assists with COVID-19 testing
121744business7Big Oil’s interest in renewable energy investments expected to waver: report
121560business8Tofino and Ucluelet distilleries step up with hand sanitizer
121575business9B.C. farmers markets restricted to food sales only due to COVID-19
121609business10Cookie monsters rejoice as B.C. stores sell Girl Guide sweets
121456business11West Fraser shutting B.C. sawmills for week of March 30 due to COVID-19
121381business12UPDATED: Island distillery switches production to sanitizers
121352business13UPDATED: London Drugs offers exclusive hours for healthcare workers, helps sell Girl Guide cookies
121340business14B.C. budget heads into unknown deficit range preparing for COVID-19
121176business15B.C. moves to prevent people being fired due to COVID-19 consequences
121164business16No plans to shut off isolated B.C. communities from COVID-19, Adrian Dix says
121154business17B.C. legislature meets briefly with minimum MLAs to deal with COVID-19
121141business18B.C. announces $5 billion financial relief for COVID-19 pandemic
120920business19B.C. Real Estate Association calls for stop to open houses during pandemic
120904business20Grande trouble: BBB warns of bogus COVID-19 Starbucks gift card scam
121970sports155+ BC Games cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns
122001sports2Whiskey Creek woman gets perfect 29 hand in cribbage
121776sports3Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021
121705sports4QUIZ: How much do you know about the Olympics?
121677sports5COVID-19: Parksville Qualicum Beach clubs find ways to keep athletes training
121523sports6COVID-19: Oceanside Mother’s Day running race cancelled
121525sports7COVID-19: Oceanside Minor Lacrosse urged to take wait-and-see approach to cancellation
121479sports8BCHL hockey playoffs continue – in video game action involving players
121348sports92020 B.C. Summer Games in Maple Ridge cancelled due to COVID-19
121172sports10All golf courses in the province should be closed to prevent virus spreading, British Columbia Golf says
122095life5Creating the perfect charcuterie plate
121929life6Life and style with Tara Elston
121774life7That day I was a life model
121540life8Secrets and Lives with Tanner Caouette
121927opinion1POLL: Should people face fines or legal consequences if they aren’t self-isolating when they should be?
121634opinion2B.C. VIEWS: Small businesses need our help
121454opinion3COLUMN: Four reasons to hope that B.C. will win COVID-19 fight
122086home1COVID-19: Nanoose Bay woman celebrates 90th birthday with Model T ride as neighbours line streets
122068home2UPDATED: Vancouver Island seniors die in hospital due to COVID-19
122034home3COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released
122056home4IIO report clears Oceanside RCMP of responsibility for man’s injuries during suicide attempt
122004home5COVID-19: No clear timeline for replacement shelter solution in Parksville Qualicum Beach area
121994home6COVID-19: Parksville Qualicum Beach health care workers honoured with parade
121958home7Snow falls in Errington on April 1 (no fooling)
121919home8Oceanside RCMP now offering online crime reporting
121917home9COVID-19: Qualicum Beach and Parksville to use EMO system for updates
121831home10Order of Canada musician Phil Dwyer pens ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’
121921home11Introverted and extroverted kids going to react differently to COVID-19 restrictions
121829home12Parksville, RDN moves to Stage 2 watering restrictions as of April 1
121521home13COVID-19: Parksville doctor hopes information will give patients some peace of mind
121758home14PQB crime report: Resident provides banking information after email saying they had won lottery
121713home15PQBeat Podcast: Talking cars with Philip Wolf and Peter McCully
121825home16COVID-19: Latest update from City of Parksville
121595home17COVID-19: Qualicum Beach youngster gets car parade for his sixth birthday
121628home18B.C. veterinarians want to smooth the fur of COVID-19-worried pet owners
121662home19COVID-19: Updates from Parksville, Qualicum Beach, RDN
121677home20COVID-19: Parksville Qualicum Beach clubs find ways to keep athletes training
121642home21COVID-19: Have a heart-to-heart in Parksville Community Park
121577home22COVID-19: Isolation exemptions to frontline workers a danger to patients, say Island Health employees
121493home23UPDATE: Missing Nanoose Bay teen found
121689home24Social media a blessing and a curse during time of crisis: B.C. communication expert
121556home25B.C. COVID-19 contact restrictions working, Dr. Bonnie Henry says
121536home26PQB crime report: Merchant assaulted when confronting shoplifter
121529home27COVID-19: School District 69 to develop ways for teachers to connect with parents after spring break
121468home28Former Parksville man returns to China after leaving amid COVID-19 scare
121401home29COVID-19: Parksville woman bands together with neighbours to help residents in need
121375home30COVID-19: Parksville mayor shares message with residents
121356home31Gas prices drop below $1 per litre in Parksville Qualicum Beach area
121287home32COVID-19: Nanoose Bay dental clinic donates gloves, masks to health centre
121403home33COVID-19: Oceanside RCMP say traffic complaints have decreased
121000home34Island Health facilities now only open for essential visits
122070home21Couple won’t self-isolate after returning from overseas: Cowichan by-law
122076home22Vancouver Island mom faces ‘pandemic police’ for bringing kids to the grocery store
122103home23Trudeau commits $100M to help food banks amid COVID-19 crisis
122101home24How well can cell phones carry COVID-19? Disinfecting may be wise
120991home25COVID-19 PQB business update: looking for takeout food?
122097home263M pushes back on Trump administration call to stop sending N95 masks to Canada
122080home27B.C. health care workers gain access to virtual health care options
122082home28Tax collectors, auditors to help field ‘historic’ numbers of benefit-seeking callers
120260home29COVID-19: List of postponed/cancelled events in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area
122072home210Family uses social media to help truckers find places to eat during pandemic
122078home211Advocates sound alarm over COVID-19 limiting access to contraceptives, abortion
122066home212B.C. health officer says homemade masks may prevent spread of COVID-19 to others
122060home213B.C.’s senior home staff measures show results in COVID-19 battle
122038home214‘A matter of human decency’: Truckers’ union calls on gas stations, rest stops to fully re-open
122052home215B.C. unveils $3.5M COVID-19 emergency fund for post-secondary students
122049home216North Cowichan to police popular trails to ensure physical distancing
121975home217‘We will get through this’: B.C. sees new COVID-19 death, but 57% have recovered
121956home218Canada’s 75% wage subsidy is coming, but not for several weeks: finance minister
122047home219Ferry breaks down at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay, several sailings cancelled
122040home220B.C. adding $300 to monthly income and disability assistance payments
122036home221Search for missing Island man comes to sad conclusion
122030home222Hip tradition sing-along planned again for Canadians April 2
122028home223Migrant worker advocates blame feds, employers for COVID-19 outbreak at B.C. garden store
121980home224‘There can be no ambiguity’: Travellers brought home to B.C. must self-isolate
122024home225COVID-19 predictions coming ‘soon’, but results will depend on how Canadians act: Trudeau
122022home226COVID-19 has been impacting Canadian economy since January
122018home227Doctors trained abroad want to join front lines of COVID-19 fight in Canada
122014home228Fake test kits and other COVID online scams play on public anxiety: fraud centre
122012home229Feds amplify stay-home message as cost of financial aid to Canadians mounts
122007home230World COVID-19 update: Six million U.S. jobless claims; Russia sends medical aid to U.S.
121984home231Couple celebrates 61st anniversary through Vancouver Island seniors’ home window
121986home232A look at some of the B.C. inventors creating life-saving tools in fight against COVID-19
121982home233Association launches French-language games, online tools for families learning at home
121972home234Belle from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ entertains home-bound kids in Cowichan Bay
121970home23555+ BC Games cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns
121968home236Electric bike worth $3,000 stolen in Nanaimo’s north end
121964home237BC Hydro offers three-month bill ‘holiday’ for those affected by COVID-19
121960home238Some April Fool’s Day jokes bring much-needed laughter; others tone deaf to COVID-19
121988home239Vancouver Island teachers show the love for their students
121954home240Controversial Cowichan tiny house still in place after removal deadline
121951home241Call before you dig into spring projects during isolation: BC 1 Call
121949home242B.C.’s intersection speed cameras putting more tickets in the mail
121896home243B.C. records five new COVID-19 deaths, ‘zero chance’ life will return to normal in April
121945home244High cost, limited coverage for asthma medicine a concern during COVID-19 pandemic
121942home245Vancouver Island’s ‘Project Draw Breath’ expands and diversifies to battle pandemic
121939home246B.C. man sick with COVID-19 calls it a ‘horrible disease’
121937home247Trudeau says Parliament needs to pass more COVID-19 benefits, CERB details announced
121894home248UPDATE: Anti-tax group calls for MPs, senators to donate scheduled pay raises to charity
121923home249World COVID-19 update: NATO suspicious of Russian military drills; Cruise ships ordered to stay at sea
121887home250Nanaimo dentists donate 4,000 masks, 25,000 gloves to health-care peers
121889home251Musicians in quarantine thank Nanaimo neighbours with backyard performance
121913home2526.5-magnitude earthquake in Idaho shakes B.C. Interior
121911home253John Horgan extends B.C.’s state of emergency for COVID-19
121902home254Two inmates at prison housing Robert Pickton test positive for COVID-19
121900home255BC SPCA launches matching campaign to help vulnerable animals after big donations
121904home256Quarantined B.C. mom say pandemic has put special-needs families in ‘crisis mode’
121892home257Two arrested after man lies about COVID-19 illness to stay in Victoria Airbnb for free
121885home258No laws in B.C. to force businesses to offer refunds, even during a pandemic
121857home25910% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients are 40 or younger: Canada’s top doctor
121883home260COVID-19 essential workers can apply for B.C. pre-school child care
121881home261Most abiding by COVID-19 rules, back fines, arrests of those who aren’t: poll
121879home262Walkers, grocery store customers courteous with physical distancing in B.C.
121877home263B.C. worker advocate group calls for more sick days, protected medical leave
121868home264Sweet treat helps make workers at Island health care centre feel complete
121866home265COVID-19: B.C. universities opt out of in-person spring graduation ceremonies
121864home266New rules issued for B.C. construction projects, work camps for COVID-19
121861home267Nanaimo sheep farmer voices fears over flung dog feces
121853home268Canada to spend $2B more on procuring medical supplies for COVID-19 fight
121845home269World COVID-19 updates: Putin may be exposed; 30,000 prisoners released
121842home270‘This is no joke’: B.C. woman in Alberta hospital asks people to stay home during COVID-19
121840home271Rest stops barring washroom access to truckers a ‘huge problem’ as COVID-19 spreads
121838home272Canadians asked to wash mailboxes, keep dogs at bay, to ensure safe mail delivery
121836home273Hospitality workers hit ‘first and hit hardest,’ says union seeking more support
121827home274BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers
121807home275Pay parking suspended at B.C. hospitals due to COVID-19
121823home276Man allegedly impersonates health official, takes elderly Princeton woman from her home
121821home277Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’
121816home278‘Back to school, in a virtual way’ for B.C. students in COVID-19 pandemic
121794home279Canadian COVID-19 round-up: Air Canada cuts 15,000 jobs, 90% of flights
121803home280Canadian ferry operators call for inclusion in COVID-19 travel restrictions
121786home281Cruise ships, one with COVID-19 on board, carry Canadians covertly through Panama Canal
121790home282’The energy sector is destroyed beyond repair’: expert on COVID-19’s impact on economy
121784home283LifeLabs reducing public hours as it assists with COVID-19 testing
121782home28424,000 Canadian Forces members ready for COVID-19 response: Defence Minister
121768home285IN DEPTH: How B.C. emptied its hospitals to prepare for COVID-19
121734home286‘Nothing concrete’: Tenants, landlords lack details after B.C. unveils COVID-19 rental aid
121650home287B.C. is seeing the highest rate of COVID-19 recovery in Canada: here are a few reasons why
121711home28814-day quarantine is key, but hospitals preparing for potential COVID-19 ‘surge’: Tam
121717home289B.C. issues guidelines about distancing, reusable bags to grocery stores amid COVID-19
121724home290Canada will make sure masks sent by China meet quality standards: Trudeau
121666home291B.C. Ferries passengers staying away, as asked, during COVID-19 pandemic
121698home292No plans to call in military right now to enforce COVID-19 quarantine: Trudeau
121746home293‘It’s up to us: Recently-returned B.C. couple urges Canadians to take COVID-19 seriously
121760home294Newspapers are safe to touch, World Health Organization confirms
121705home295QUIZ: How much do you know about the Olympics?
121668home296Sewers stitch masks to free up supplies for front-line health-care workers
121664home297Experts weigh in on best handling of groceries during COVID-19 pandemic
121694home298‘There is community’: B.C. councillor welcomes new baby into world amid COVID-19 pandemic
121652home299Duncan man asks community to donate RVs to essential workers in need of quarantine
121646home2100Earth Hour 2020 kicks off online Saturday night
121585home2101Nanaimo couple caught aboard cruise ship with four dead and COVID-19 present
121605home2102UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP now unsure what vehicle missing teen and man may be travelling in
121644home2103B.C. COVID-19 cases rise 92 to 884, one more death, 81 in care
121634home2104B.C. VIEWS: Small businesses need our help
121632home2105‘Tremendous’ response from blood donors has supply keeping pace with demand
121630home2106Federal doctor says COVID-19 battle will last ‘months, many months’ as cases soar
121620home2107Morning world update: Cases surge past 600,000; positive news in Germany
121607home2108Kids get back to learning in B.C., online
121611home2109VIDEO: Penguins roam empty halls of Vancouver Aquarium
121603home2110Vancouver Island Regional Library doors closed but online services still available
121600home211167 more B.C. COVID-19 cases, two more deaths in Vancouver region
121591home2112‘Now is not the time to bag that peak’: BCSAR manager discourages risky outdoor adventures
121589home2113RDN Transit asking people not to take the bus unless they need to during COVID-19 pandemic
121587home2114Food Banks BC already seeing surge in demand due to COVID-19 pandemic
121579home2115BC Hockey, Vancouver Canucks encourage stick tapping to honour frontline health care workers
121560home2116Tofino and Ucluelet distilleries step up with hand sanitizer
121562home2117COVID-19: Here are the measures being taken at B.C. care homes
121487home2118Case of COVID-19 at Campbell River seniors residence confirmed
121552home2119Man arrested for ‘purposely coughing in someone’s face while feeling ill’: N.B. police
121550home2120COVID-19: How to apply for employment insurance
121548home2121BC Farmers Markets move to online platform amid COVID-19 concerns
121544home2122Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate target to 0.25%
121542home2123US has most COVID-19 virus infections in the world right now
121531home2124World COVID-19 update, 5:30 a.m.: British PM tests positive; US Surgeon General not satisfied
121511home2125With B.C. schools closed to most, teachers reach tentative three-year deal
121489home2126RCMP looking for missing 64-year-old Nanaimo man
121513home2127Conservatives suspend party’s leadership race in face of COVID-19 crisis
121387home2128Regional District of Nanaimo wants to self-isolate during COVID-19 pandemic
121508home2129COVID-19 cases, deaths climb despite restrictions; experts warn of ‘cures’
121538home2130B.C. service aims to connect those in need with volunteers amid COVID-19 crisis
121499home2131B.C. egg, chicken farms facing down challenge of COVID-19
121495home2132RCMP, prime minister warn of text scam related to COVID-19 relief
121442home2133B.C. bans ‘shameful black market’ of food, medical supplies; limits buying quantities
121472home2134COVID-19: Here’s what is considered an essential service in B.C.
121460home2135BC Liquor Stores closing on Sundays, seeing skyrocketing sales amid COVID-19
121481home2136Some big city shoppers heading to small B.C. towns to stock up on COVID-19 supplies
121479home2137BCHL hockey playoffs continue – in video game action involving players
121476home2138Not the time for vacation: Trucker discouraged to see B.C.-bound Alberta travellers
121474home2139B.C. 211 hotline expands to link COVID-19 homebound seniors, volunteers
121458home2140Purple Day 2020: Epilepsy awareness heads online
121444home2141Taking time off work due to COVID-19 now falls under medical leave
121456home2142West Fraser shutting B.C. sawmills for week of March 30 due to COVID-19
121454home2143COLUMN: Four reasons to hope that B.C. will win COVID-19 fight
121450home2144Canada-wide Tragically Hip sing-along planned for March 26
121448home2145Famed Victoria wolf Takaya shot and killed on south coast of Vancouver Island
121446home2146Schooling stays home next week for most B.C. students during COVID-19
121440home2147Increased coronavirus cases spark B.C.-wide burning restrictions
121436home2148Ottawa seeking lower credit card interest rates amid COVID-19 crisis
121362home2149Suspect leaps from second-storey window after alleged break-in at Nanaimo daycare
121389home2150RCMP seek help locating man potentially headed for Vancouver Island from Jasper
121428home2151PHOTOS: With a crash and a bang, B.C. residents applaud health-care workers
121426home2152COVID-19 cases march higher despite restrictions and threats of punishment
121422home2153Death looks different in a pandemic: B.C. bereavement workers, religious leaders taking new measures
121412home2154COVID-19 morning Canadian update: Cases nationwide climb to 3,500
121377home2155Island business owner starts #SocialDistanceChallenge during COVID-19 pandemic
121405home2156Photographer documents families in isolation with the Front Door Project
121381home2157UPDATED: Island distillery switches production to sanitizers
121358home2158B.C. promises up to $500 monthly in rent support amid COVID-19
121327home2159Trudeau unveils new $2,000 per month benefit to streamline COVID-19 aid
121373home2160Weddings, big gatherings have to stop, B.C.’s COVID-19 doctor says
121354home2161COVID-19: Latex gloves, paper towel and wipes are not flushable, local authorities warn
121352home2162UPDATED: London Drugs offers exclusive hours for healthcare workers, helps sell Girl Guide cookies
121348home21632020 B.C. Summer Games in Maple Ridge cancelled due to COVID-19
121340home2164B.C. budget heads into unknown deficit range preparing for COVID-19
121360home2165B.C. nurses call for mandatory shutdown of all non-essential workplaces
121301home2166Tsunami not expected for B.C. after 7.5-magnitude earthquake hits near Russia
121261home2167Crofton girl, 12, makes video plea about COVID-19 safety
121248home2168Strings of lights seen in night sky over Cowichan Valley
121268home2169B.C. COVID-19 tests up to 3,500 a day, care home staffing to change
121250home2170B.C. closes camping, day services at provincial parks for COVID-19
121176home2171B.C. moves to prevent people being fired due to COVID-19 consequences
121238home2172Wineries and liquor stores should be essential services: B.C. Wine Institute
121236home2173Avalanche Canada to stop avalanche forecasting early
121230home2174Parks Canada to close access to trails
121221home2175Construction company shuts down all job sites, says new B.C. guidelines are ‘too little, too late’
121141home2176B.C. announces $5 billion financial relief for COVID-19 pandemic
121174home2177Cities warned from declaring local states of emergency, Abbotsford mayor says
121154home2178B.C. legislature meets briefly with minimum MLAs to deal with COVID-19
121148home2179Western Forest Products curtails operations for one week due to COVID-19 crisis
121139home2180Out-of-control blaze burning near Lytton: BC Wildfire
121129home2181Chemainus Theatre temporarily suspends operations, postpones next two shows
121127home2182B.C. screening care home workers as two more test positive for COVID-19
121117home2183COVID-19: Rogers to provide Food Bank Canada with one million meals
121090home2184Visitors asked to stay away from Gulf Islands during COVID-19 pandemic
121104home2185Will the show go on? B.C. music festivals consider options over coronavirus
120920home2186B.C. Real Estate Association calls for stop to open houses during pandemic
120904home2187Grande trouble: BBB warns of bogus COVID-19 Starbucks gift card scam
120902home2188B.C. city suspends business licence of studio claiming hot yoga kills COVID-19
121889entertainment1Musicians in quarantine thank Nanaimo neighbours with backyard performance
121749entertainment2Trump: We won’t pay for security for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan
121583entertainment3Province announces $3M in funding for arts groups hit by COVID-19 crisis
121554entertainment4Netflix reduces video quality in Canada to lower internet bandwidth use
121104entertainment5Will the show go on? B.C. music festivals consider options over coronavirus
122101trending-now1How well can cell phones carry COVID-19? Disinfecting may be wise
121960trending-now2Some April Fool’s Day jokes bring much-needed laughter; others tone deaf to COVID-19
121881trending-now3Most abiding by COVID-19 rules, back fines, arrests of those who aren’t: poll
121855trending-now4‘The Office’ star John Krasinski offers Some Good News in trying times
121705trending-now5QUIZ: How much do you know about the Olympics?
121664trending-now6Experts weigh in on best handling of groceries during COVID-19 pandemic
121646trending-now7Earth Hour 2020 kicks off online Saturday night
121611trending-now8VIDEO: Penguins roam empty halls of Vancouver Aquarium
121248trending-now9Strings of lights seen in night sky over Cowichan Valley
122086community1COVID-19: Nanoose Bay woman celebrates 90th birthday with Model T ride as neighbours line streets
120260community2COVID-19: List of postponed/cancelled events in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area
121915community3WATCH: Berwick Qualicum Beach residents keep on dancin’ during isolation
121670community4Nanaimo surfer rides swells in French Creek
121917community5COVID-19: Qualicum Beach and Parksville to use EMO system for updates
121679community6PHOTOS: Looking up at the eagles
121904community7Quarantined B.C. mom say pandemic has put special-needs families in ‘crisis mode’
121868community8Sweet treat helps make workers at Island health care centre feel complete
121519community9COVID-19: Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army looks to keep essential services open
121694community10‘There is community’: B.C. councillor welcomes new baby into world amid COVID-19 pandemic
121603community11Vancouver Island Regional Library doors closed but online services still available
121399community12COVID-19: North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre temporarily closed to the public
121129community13Chemainus Theatre temporarily suspends operations, postpones next two shows
121977marketplace1Business Continuity Plan: When You’re Ready, We’re Here for You
121687letters1Gas prices are too high in Parksville area
121683letters2Social distancing not being observed
121685letters3People not listening to ‘stay at home’ warnings
122099video1From inside the ER: B.C. doctor tells it like it is from the frontlines of COVID-19
122064video2Trudeau rejects mandatory stay-at-home order for now; COVID deaths up
122026video3‘We don’t need this right now’: B.C. man breaks up road rage incident
121947video4First Nations, remote communities need special attention in pandemic, Freeland says
121855video5‘The Office’ star John Krasinski offers Some Good News in trying times
121428photo-galleries1PHOTOS: With a crash and a bang, B.C. residents applaud health-care workers
121991social-matters1Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks
104180sip-savour1Raise your glass: Award-winning spirits, handcrafted on Vancouver Island