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Paid leave for workers to get COVID-19 vaccine

The B.C. government has introduced amendments to the Employment Standards Act that, if passed, will provide workers with up to three hours of paid leave to get each dose of their COVID-19 vaccine. The amendments ensure no one will lose …

B.C.’s music industry gets an encore

People and companies in B.C.’s music industry can plan for the future with $22.5 million dedicated to the sector over the next three years though Amplify BC. “I know what the music industry has gone through this past year because …

Three week Circuit Breaker

New and amended orders and guidelines are in effect through April 19, 2021, and include: * For restaurants, bars and pubs, all food and liquor-serving premises must only provide take-out or delivery service. Dine-in service is prohibited, except for outdoor …

Changes to long-term care visitation on the way

People in long-term care and their loved ones will have more ways to safely spend time together, with long-term care visitation rules easing on April 1, 2021. “This pandemic has taken an incredible toll on people in long-term care and …

Sustaining arts and culture organizations

Arts and culture organizations are getting an extra boost to help keep the sector resilient as B.C.’s economy works to recover from the pandemic. “I know how difficult this past year has been for artists, without being able to connect …