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COVID PANDEMIC in BC
BC State of Emergency (to end of day on March 30, 2021)
Travel restrictions. The Public Health Agency of Canada is continuing to advise travellers to avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada.
Emergency Info BC – Twitter feed
All of 2021 or until herd immunity is achieved: BC PHO orders in place to limit travel, step-up COVID safety plans in business, work from home, socialize only with household.
Wear a face mask in all indoor public spaces, no non-essential travel, social gatherings household only (mandatory in BC as of Nov 19, 2020 to present – including 3-week circuit breaker March 29 to April 19, 2021).
BC COVID-19 Immunization Plan (launched Jan 22/21 & last updated Mar 18/21))
|House of Commons in session for 2021 (subject to change).||January 25 to June 23, 2021.||Currently a Liberal minority government.|
|BC Legislature in session||March 1 to June 17.|
|BC Recovery Benefit||Application can be completed online, and by phone at 1-833-882-0020 toll-free, Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific time). Up to June 30, 2021.||
The BC Recovery Benefit is a one-time, tax-free payment of up to $1,000 for eligible families and single parents, and up to $500 for eligible individuals.
At April 6, 2021:
- BC Immunization schedule is being accelerated, now people age 71 (born in 1950 or earlier) may book a vaccination appointment. Clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) population (must have invitation letter to book) can make appointments starting Monday, March 29 at noon.
- People aged 55 to 65 in Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health can get the AstraZeneca COVISHIELD vaccine at eligible pharmacies with vaccine supply. Pharmacy injections not yet available in west shore area.
- A new BC online vaccination registration system has opened on April 6. Here is the link to the BC Vaccination website.
STUFF for your CALENDAR – April:
April 11 (to April 18). CANCELLED April 1 (due to public health restrictions). Wounded Warrior Run BC. If public health orders allow for gatherings, this event will continue, including Dr Bonnie Henry running the last leg of the marathon on April 18 in Victoria.
Monday April 12. COVID-19 in BC. Update by Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry. 2 pm (new time) from Vancouver cabinet office. Livestream:
Monday April 12. City of Langford – Planning, Zoning and Affordable Housing Committee. 5:30 pm. www.langford.ca
Monday April 12. District of Sooke Regular Council Meeting. 7 pm. www.sooke.ca
Monday April 12. SD61 Operations Policy & Planning Committee. Online 7 pm. www.sd61.bc.ca
Tuesday April 13. Town of View Royal Committee of the Whole Meeting. 3:30 pm. www.viewroyal.ca
Tuesday April 13. City of Langford – CANCELLED. Transportation and Public Works Committee. 5:30 pm. www.langford.ca
Tuesday April 13. SD62 Resource Committee Meeting. Online 6 pm. www.sd62.bc.ca
Tuesday April 13. District of Sooke Special Council Meeting – community grants. www.sooke.ca
Tuesday April 13. ‘Drive Electric’ session by the Citizens’ Environment Network for Colwood (CENIC). First in a series of Zoom events. Contact: ColwoodCENIC@gmail.com
Saturday April 17. Funeral for Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 7 am PDT (3 pm UK time). Televised.
Saturday April 17. ALM Organic Farms. Sale of produce, seedlings and seeds. 10 am to 12 noon. 3680 Otter Point Road, Sooke.
Saturday April 17. West Coast Animal Veterinary Emergency Specialty Hospital (WAVES) 2nd annual bottle drive. Helps clients in need of financial assistance. Drop of bottles and pick up a goodie bag. 947 Langford Parkway. 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Monday April 19. Government of Canada – federal budget 2021. 1 pm (Pacific Time).
Monday April 19. City of Langford Council Meeting. 5:30 pm. www.langford.ca
Monday April 19. District of Sooke Committee of the Whole. 7 pm. www.sooke.ca
Tuesday April 20. BC Budget 2021. Minister of Finance will speak at 2 pm.
Tuesday April 20 to Saturday May 1. Storywalk “The Darkest Dark” by Christ Hadfield. On the grounds of the Sooke Region Museum, for young children with adult.
Tuesday April 20. Town of View Royal Council Meeting. 7 pm. www.viewroyal.ca
Wednesday April 21. Sea of Plastic: Trash in Our Oceans. 2 pm (for one hour). Free online seminar by UVic speaker, available through Sooke Region Museum. Write to email@example.com to register.
Thursday April 22. Earth Day.
Monday April 26. SD61 Board Meeting. Online 7 pm. www.sd61.bc.ca
Tuesday April 27. SD62 Board Meeting. Online 7 pm. www.sd62.bc.ca
Tuesday April 27, 2021. BC Greens AGM.
Thursday April 29. Coast Capital Savings AGM. 4:30 pm PDT.
STUFF for your CALENDAR: May, June & July:
Thursday May 6. Deadline for Sooke Night Market full season registration. Sooke Region Museum. Season starts June 3 (Thursday nights, 5 to 8 pm). firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday & Sunday May 8 & 9. Sarah Beckett Memorial Run. (virtual).
Monday May 10. City of Langford Council Meeting. Budget deliberations. 5:30 pm. www.langford.ca
May 22, 23 & 24. Virtual 2021 Victoria Day Parade. (123rd year). Greater Victoria Festival Society – recap of previous years to be aired on CHEK TV.
May 22, 2021. Start of the Canadian Premier League’s Season 2 (pending COVID restrictions).
Wednesday May 26. The First Treaties: The Roots of Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada. 2 pm (for one hour). Free online seminar by UVic speaker, available through Sooke Region Museum. Write to email@example.com to register and receive the Zoom link.
Monday June 21. City of Langford Council Meeting. 5:30 pm. www.langford.ca
June 30, 2021. CEBA business loan deadline.
July 23 through August 2, 2021. Sooke Fine Arts Show. Virtual exhibit and sale. www.sookefinearts.com
July 23 to Aug 8, 2021. OLYMPICS (rescheduled from 2020): Tokyo 2020. Will now take place July 23 – August 8, 2021.
STUFF for your CALENDAR – August:
Monday August 2. BC DAY. Statutory holiday.
STUFF for your CALENDAR – Fall Season:
September 20 to December 17, 2021. House of Commons in session for 2021 (subject to change).
October 4 to November 25, 2021. Second session in 2021 of the BC Legislative Assembly (subject to update).
Sunday November 7. Daylight Savings Time ends for 2021. At 2 a.m. (turn clocks back one hour before bedtime on Saturday night November 6).