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The provincial health officer (PHO) has issued new guidelines to support compliance with orders on business closures and gatherings, under the Public Health Act.

In a press conference today, Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, made it clear taht restrictions will not be lifted until May 1 at the earliest, and stressed the importance of everyone's compliance.

The press release issued thereafter is as follows:

Air Canada has extended the suspension of all flights in and out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport until at least April 30, 2020.

As a result of COVID-19, Air Canada is facing uncertainty and is making adjustments to its schedule which resulted in the extension.

The Government of British Columbia and BC Hydro are helping people, small businesses and industries most impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Regional News

The Courthouse in Nelson is going to get a bit of a facelift starting sometime in April as crews will remove invasive ivy that is growing on the landmark structure.

The reason —  invasive ivy causes building-integrity risks.

Residents of Nelson are joining in on what has been a daily salute around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At 7 p.m., or most notably shift change at local hospitals, citizens step out onto their balconies and sidewalks and open their windows to applaud, cheer, yell and bang pots in a salute to the work being done by frontline healthcare workers.

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving and the information below is current as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Cases:

  • Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 1,066
  • New cases since March 31, 2020: 53
  • Hospitalized cases: 142
  • Intensive care: 67
  • COVID-19 related deaths: 25
  • ...
 

The results demonstrate people support new measures to protect them financially:

  • 69 per cent of Canadians expect to lose some income due to the COVID-19 outbreak
  • 72 per cent of Canadians think the Government of Canada should halt all rent, mortgage, and utility payments.
  • 64 per...