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Home office not an option for large parts of Canadian economy

Workers in food and accommodation, as well as retail least likely to work from home

B.C. lumber and energy exports see significant declines amid COVID-19

COVID-19 depresses B.C.’s commodity exports

Foot chase ends in arrest of a robbery suspect in Victoria

Incident took place Tuesday morning following report of a robbery with a knife

New housing starts drop almost 80 per cent in Greater Victoria in March

All other CMAs in B.C. except for Vancouver also recorded significant drops

Unknown woman who helped Sidney senior said to be a nurse

Full identity of Hendrina Welter’s Good Samaritan remains unknown

Musical festival hopes to re-tune in Sidney in June 2021

Folk’ N Fiddle Festival has cancelled its 2020 edition scheduled for June 5 to 7.

Google data shows ups and downs people moving about in B.C. since COVID-19 arrived

Visits to parks have risen and fallen widely in the month of March

Suspended Sidney boat show moved to September

COVID-19 led organizers to postpone BC Boat Show originally scheduled for spring

COVID-19 threatens food security of low-income Canadians

Stats Can finds many Canadians do not have financial resources to sustain ‘well-being’

Unemployment in Greater Victoria rose to 4.6 per cent in March

Canadian unemployment rate in March rose to 7.8 per cent

Statistics Canada report looks at COVID-19’s impact on violence in the family

Police across Canada reported almost 100,000 cases of intimate partner violence in 2018

Housing challenges in Canada complicate efforts to fight COVID-19

Five per cent of all households deemed ‘not suitable’ while other dwellers face other challenges

Sidney senior grateful for stranger’s help during medical incident

Hendrina Welter never caught a glimpse of the woman who helped her after she blacked out

BC Ferries to bring in health checks as feds restrict marine travel due to COVID-19

Measures announced Sunday came into effect Monday

B.C. announces $3M for food banks to increase capacity during COVID-19

Food Banks BC will distribute the money among food banks province-wide because

COVID-19 has been impacting Canadian economy since January

But full effects of pandemic won’t be known for months

Saanich Peninsula Hospital to host new COVID-19 testing facilities

It is not clear yet when they will go into action

Vancouver Island man sick with COVID-19 calls it a ‘horrible disease’

Tim Green says he has ‘extreme coughing fits every hour’ to clear his lungs

Snow and other factors including COVID-19 responsible for fewer international visitors in early 2020

Notably, visits from China rose just before travel restrictions