The BC Wildfire Service has banned most open burning across British Columbia beginning at noon on April 16. The ban will apply to all open fires except campfires, as well as the use of fireworks and sky lanterns.
B.C. Premier John Horgan and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy are expected to announce new mental health supports for British Columbians during the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday morning.
With hundreds of long-term care homes across the country grappling with outbreaks of COVID-19 among their residents, many concerned families are considering whether to remove their loved ones from these facilities to protect them from infection.
Under the current public health measures — which officials consider strong — up to 44,000 Canadians could die from COVID-19 in the months ahead. However, federal modelling shows the death rate could skyrocket if efforts stopped.