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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

Stats Canada expects COVID-19 to slow inflation

Inflation trajectory already pointing downards because of COVID-19

Vancouver Islanders reminded their doctor is still there for them

Most physicians treating patients by phone or online as they social distance in the face of COVID-19

Rescue kitten lifts mood of Saanich couple in isolation

Gemma has been acting more like a dog in ability to learn tricks

MLA Adam Olsen fears COVID-19 will overwhelm medical facilities on Gulf Islands

Residents call for a ban on external contact other than shipments of essentials

Community rallies around Island family displaced by Sunday fire

COVID-19 outbreak impacts what kind of donations can be accepted

Langford residents give four-year-old girl a birthday to remember

COVID-19 cancelled Cassidy Gollmer’s fourth birthday party; neighbours gave it back

Sunday fire causes extensive damage to Central Saanich home

Saanich Peninsula fire crews contain blaze to one residence

Partying Victoria-area youth told police they are ‘immune’ to COVID-19

Victoria Police broke up a house party Friday night