B.C. extends its COVID-19 ban on gatherings and events on the entire province

The measures first came into effect on November 19, 2020, including a ban on indoor and outdoor private gatherings, community events, travel, and several adult sports. Since then, it has been extended three times, including the current one. Funerals


COVID-19 immunization program in British Columbia

The immunization program against COVID-19 seems to be going according to schedule in British Columbia.   During this first phase are receiving the vaccine residents and staff of long-term care facilities. Also, individuals assessed for and


Major Canadian airlines suspending flights to Mexico and the Caribbean

Major Canadian airlines are cancelling their air service to sun destinations, including the Caribbean and Mexico starting this Sunday until April 30, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced. The airlines, including Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing, and A


Covid-19 Vaccine. Reactions, concerns and government response.

As the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines proceeds across Canada, federal, provincial and territorial authorities work closely together to monitor vaccine safety.   The number of British Columbia people who received their first dose of the Pfizer or Mode


COVID-19 testing for air travelers coming to Canada

The Government of Canada introduces a new measure to prevent further introduction and transmission of COVID-19. All passengers five years of age or older will need a test for COVID-19 before travelling to Canada. The Minister of Transport, Honourable


Variants of COVID-19 virus found in the United Kingdom and South Africa

The Government of Canada is closely monitoring the genetic variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 identified in the UK and South Africa, and is working with international partners, including the World Health Organization, to better understand the


Backgrounder: Funding for British Columbia business support services

On November 13, 2020 the Minister of Digital Government and Member of Parliament for Vancouver, the Honourable Joyce Murray, announced over $1.7 million to help support British Columbia’s small and medium-sized enterprises. It is one of the actions


Government of Canada expands Regional Relief and Recovery Fund to support more Western businesses

Since October 2, 2020, an additional $600 million in new national funding for a small and medium-sized businesses is available as part of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to protect jobs, provide emergency support to families and keep busin


Applications will open this month: BC’s $1,000 COVID-19 Recovery Benefit

The BC government passed a law Tuesday to fund tax-exempt BC Recovery Benefit. This is what NDP’s Prime Minister John Horgan had promised during the election campaign last fall. Applications open December 18, 2020. The aid is a one-off payment


Government of Canada launches consultations to improve living conditions for temporary foreign workers

On October 27, 2020 the Government of Canada has begun consultations with provinces and territories, employers, workers, worker support groups, and other interested parties on a proposal to establish minimum requirements for employer-provided accommo