UBC Launches Study on Rural and Remote Communities Tech Usage During Covid-19 Pandemic

UBC is calling on rural BC residents to participate in a 20-25 minute online survey for a chance to win one of three $100, or a $400 pre-paid Visa card! This study is being done by researchers from UBC. The study is called “Rural and Remote Communities’ Technological Usage during Covid-19 Pandemic. ” Your participation Continue reading


No plan to reopen B.C. schools yet, says education minister

This report was posted by CBC News on Apr 28, 2020 An empty classroom at Magee Secondary School in Vancouver. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)   Although some jurisdictions have announced plans to reopen schools, B.C. isn’t ready to join them just yet, according to the education minister. In a teleconference Tuesday, Rob Fleming said the province is Continue reading


New Medical Transport & Virtual Care Resources Announced for BC Remote, Rural, and First Nations Citizens

  The B.C. provincial government has announced new and expanded resources to service rural, remote and Indigenous communities battling COVID-19 across the province. In an announcement on Monday, Premier John Horgan and Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser announced an expanded medical transportation fleet to service remote and Indigenous communities. This framework includes the addition of Continue reading


BC COVID-19 Update, April 20, 2020

COVID-19 BC CASE SUMMARY As of the latest numbers on April 18: • Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 1,647 • New cases since April 17, 2020: 29 • Hospitalized cases: 115 • Intensive care: 54 • Deaths: 81 • Recovered: 987 • Long-term care and assisted-living homes currently affected: 20 • Individuals tested as of Continue reading


COVID-19 Updates for BC, April 17, 2020

  Trudeau announces aid for struggling energy sector, including $1.7B to clean up orphan wells Most in B.C. think they’re great at physical distancing but critical of others, survey suggests B.C. preparing to ease some COVID-19 restrictions next month B.C.’s virus rate slowing, is ‘well below’ projections based on other outbreaks         Continue reading


COVID-19 Info For Rural, Remote & First Nations British Columbians

Helpful Information Government of Canada’s COVID-19 updates Government of Canada’s COVID-19 responses Public Health Agency of Canada’s COVID -19 information BC’s Pandemic Provincial Coordination Plan BC Centre for Disease Control COVID-19 information BC Parks are closed (and here is a podcast of BC Environment Minister George Heyman explaining why) BC recreation site & trail closures Continue reading


BC Premier to Deliver COVID-19 Address Today

  VICTORIA — British Columbia Premier John Horgan is expected to give an update Wednesday on the province’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.   The premier’s statements will be carried live beginning at 1:15 p.m. on this page.   Horgan will be speaking from the B.C. legislature in Victoria and answering media questions via Continue reading


COVID-19 — Information Sources for Rural, Remote, and Rural First Nations British Columbians

These are challenging times for all of us, whether we live in Lombardy or London, Bhutan or rural British Columbia. Access to the best possible information regarding COVID-19 is crucial. Which is why we have put together this brief directory of trusted information sources for rural, remote, and rural First Nations British Columbians. We will Continue reading