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[ ♪♪♪ ]>> TONIGHT ON CBC VANCOUVERNEWS.>> UNFORTUNATELY WE DO HAVE ONEADDITIONAL DEATH FROM THATOUTBREAK.>> ANOTHER NORTH VANCOUVER DEATHAND A SURGE IN CASES AT ANOTHERLONG-TERM CARE HOME AND ALSO.>> WE'RE REALLY PLEASED WITH THEANNOUNCEMENT AND THE PROTECTIONFOR RENTERS..>> A BAN ON MOST EVICTIONS ANDHELP FOR RENTERS.>> WE HAVE NO WAY OUT OF INDIAAT THE MOMENT.>> AND SOME CANADIAN, STUCK ANDDESPERATE TO COME HOME.>> Announcer: THIS IS CBCVANCOUVER NEWS.[ ♪♪♪ ]>> GOOD EVENING.THE TOP DOCTOR IN B.C. PREACHESPATIENCE TONIGHT AND NOGET-TOGETHERS, AS WE TRY TOFLATTEN THE COVID-19 CURVE.THE NEXT WEEK, Dr. BONY HENRYSAY, IT IS CRITICAL IN OURPROVINCE AND DAN HAS MORE NOW ONTHE UPDATE FROM Dr. HENRY ANDSHE SAYS THAT WE NEED TO BRACEFOR MORE CASES.>> Reporter: YES, CORRECT, MIKE,AS SHE WAITS FOR MORE MEDICALSUPPLIES TO COME TO B.C., THEDOCTOR SAYING THAT THERE ARE 659OVERALL CASES IN B.C. AND AS WEHEARD ONE MORE PERSON HAS DIEDAT THE OUTBREAK AT THE LYNNVALLEY CARE CENTRE WITH 14PEOPLE NOW LOSING THEIR LIVES INOUR PROVINCE.AND MORE PEOPLE ARE NOW GETTINGSICK AT ANOTHER LONG-TERM CAREFACILITY, 28 PEOPLE AND 27ITSELF MEMBERS AT HARO PARKCENTRE HAVE TESTED POSITIVE ANDHENRY STRETCHES THAT WE NEED TOWAIT AND SEE WHAT THE DRACONIANMEASURES IN PLACE NOW LIKEPHYSICAL DISTANCING, STOPPINGWORK AND BANNING GET-TOGETHERSWILL ACTUALLY DO.>> WE ARE NOT GOING TO SEE THEIMPACT OF THAT AND BE ABLE TOMEASURE IT UNTIL NEXT WEEK.AND SO I AM HOPEFUL AND I AMHOPEFUL THAT WE'RE NOT SEEINGDRAMATIC INCREASES IN NUMBERSBUT WE ARE STILL IN THE WAIT,WAITING AND WATCHING PHASE.>> Reporter: AND HENRY NOTESTHAT DISEASE HAPPENED FROM TWODAYS TO UP TO TWO WEEKS AGO WITHTHOSE DISCLOSED FROM TODAY BUTTHE GOOD NEWS SHE SAYS IS THAT183 PEOPLE HAVE NOW RECOVERED.MIKE?>> Mike: A LITTLE BIT OF GOODNEWS, THANK YOU FOR THAT.>>> HELP IS COMING FOR THE B.C.RENTERS CAUGHT IN THE COVID-19CROSSFIRE AND WE DO NOT HAVETHAT STORY FOR YOU RIGHT NOW BUTWE'LL GET TO IT IN A MOMENT.NOW TO THE DOWNTOWN EAST SIDEWHERE ADVOCATES FEAR THAT ACOVID-19 OUTBREAK COULDDEVASTATE THE COMMUNITY WHERETHERE WAS LITTLE SOCIALDISTANCING TODAY AS CROWDS LINEDUP TO CASH SOCIAL ASSISTANCECHEQUES AND MANY RESIDENTS AREDESPERATE FOR SAFETY EQUIPMENT.>> THERE ARE, LIKE, THREE MASKSAND THREE SETS OF GLOVES AND CANYOU SPREAD THEM OUT.>> Reporter: THERE ARE BAGS OFPROTECTIVE GEAR UNLOADED TO THATPLACE WHERE SHE FEELS THAT THEYARE NEEDED THE MOST AND SHE PAIDFOR THESE OUT OF HER OWN POCKET.>> IT IS UP TO US TO COME DOWNHERE, PUT OURSELVES AT RISKEVERY DAY TO MAKE SURE THATTHESE PEOPLE ARE TAKEN CARE OF.>> IT IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSELOOK AT THE LINEUP, EVERYONE ISBREATHING THE SAME AIR DOWNHERE.>> IT IS CHEQUE DAY, MEANINGLONG LINEUPS AND CLOSE CONTACTAND MANY PEOPLE HERE ARE IN POORHEALTH, A FRIGHTENING SITUATIONIN THE MIDST OF A GLOBALPANDEMIC.>> I HEAR FROM THE MAYOR THATTHERE IS A PLAN AND I DO NOT SEEA PLAN AND I SEE LINEUPS OFTHOSE TRYING TO GET THEIRWELFARE CHEQUES.>> Reporter: AND SOME RESIDENTSINCREASINGLY DESPERATE ASESSENTIAL SERVICES HAVE SHUTDOWN.>> EVERYONE MAKING A BIG DEAL OFIT AND EVERYTHING IS CLOSED ANDYOU CANNOT GET A MEAL.>> IT WILL HIT DOWN HERE, HARDAND HEAVY PROBABLY WIPE OUT HALFOF THESE PEOPLE, ME INCLUDED.>> WE DO HAVE CASES HEREALREADY.>> Reporter: AND WENDY USUALLYON THE STREETS BUT TODAY SHE ISIN QUARANTINE, FEARFUL THAT SHEMIGHT HAVE CROSSED PATHS WITH ANINFECTED PERSON.>> I KNOW THAT THE GOVERNMENT ISTRYING TO GET THE CLEANINGSUPPLIES TO THE TENANTS AND ICAN SEE THEM WORKING ON IT BUTIT IS NOT HAPPENING FAST ENOUGHOR HAPPENING YET AND ALREADY ITIS STARTING TO SPREAD.>> Reporter: AND ADVOCATES HADSTARTED A RESPONSE TEAM TO FEEDAND SUPPORT PEOPLE AND OFFICIALSSAY THAT THE QUARANTINEPROCEDURES ARE IN PLACE.>> THERE IS A VERY SPECIFICWORKING GROUP THAT IS DEVELOPINGAND THAT HAS DEVELOPED PLANS FORHOW WE WOULD SUPPORT AND MANAGEISSUES IN THE DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE.>> Reporter: THE CITY CALLS FORMORE FUNDING TO FIGHT THIS WARBUT FOR NOW IT IS A PASSIONATEFEW WHO ARE HOLDING DOWN THEFRONTLINES.>> Mike: AND HELP IS COMING FORTHE B.C. RENTERS WHO ARE CAUGHTIN THE COVID-19 RENTAL CRUNCH ASWE HEAR NOW THE PLAN TO ASSISTTENANTS AND LANDLORDS.>> Reporter: NO ONE WILL LOSETHEIR HOME DUE TO COVID-19, THEPROMISE FROM THE PROVINCE ASPROTECTIONS FOR TENANTS WEREROLLED OUT TODAY A SUSPENSION OFCURRENT AND FUTURE EVICTORIASHUNS WITH SOME EXCEPTIONS, UPTO $500 PER MONTH FOR ROGERS ROSPASSED ALONG TO THE LANDLORDSAND A FREEZE ON RENTAL INCREASESAND THE PREMIER PAYS FOR THOSEWHO ARE STILL ABLE TO PAY THEIRFULL RENT TO CONTINUE TO DO SO.>> THIS PROGRAM TEMPORARY RENTALSUPPLEMENT IS DESIGNED TO SEETHOSE WHO HAVE RECEIVED A LAYOFFNOTICE OR SEEN A DROP-OFF ININCOME.>> Reporter: A LIFELINE FOR SOMELIKE THIS GENTLEMAN.>> IT IS A RELIEF FOR ME.>> Reporter: HE PAYS $1500 AMONTH FOR HIS WEST ENDAPARTMENT, HE WAS LAID OFF LASTWEEK AND HIS LANDLORD HAD PUT ANOTE UNDER THE DOOR SAYING THATRENT WOULD STILL BE DUE.>> I KNOW WITH THE MONEY COMINGIN FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTAND THE ADDITIONAL MONEY EACHMONTH FROM THE PROVINCE MEANSTHAT I CAN PAY MY RENT ANDBILLS.>> Reporter: BUT STILL THERE AREUNKNOWN, FOR EXAMPLE, WILLTHE $500 BE FOR EACH INDIVIDUALRENTER OR EACH RENTAL UNIT.>> THE PLAN IS BEING LOOKED AT.>> Reporter: AND FOR MANY THEMORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS IS THEBIG SIGH OF RELIEF.>> WE'RE PLEASED.>> Reporter: AND STILL ADVOCATESFOR LOW INCOME RENTALS THERE ARECONCERNS THAT HAVE TO BEANSWERED.>> THE CONCERN IS WHAT HAPPENSON THE END OF THE BAN OFEVICTIONS, IF YOU HAVE FALLENBEHIND AND THE SUPPLEMENT HASNOT BEEN ENOUGH TO COVER YOURRENT FOR THOSE MONTHS OF THECRISIS, THEN WHAT HAPPENS?>> Reporter: AND THOSE TAPPINGINTO THE $500 A MONTH RENTALSUPPLEMENT WILL PROVE THEIRINCOME LOSS THROUGH THE FEDERALEI APPLICATION BUT THE PROVINCEWARNS THAT THAT CASH IS NOTLIKELY TO BE READY TO BE USEDBEFORE APRIL THE 1st.>> Mike: THIS TIME OF THE YEARWHISTLER IS ONE OF THE BUSIESTPLACES IN OUR PROVINCE BUT WITHTHE SKI HILLS AND MANYBUSINESSES CLOSED BECAUSE OFCOVID-19 IT IS PRETTY MUCH AGHOST TOWN RIGHT NOW AND JESSEJOHNSON REPORTS THAT THERE IS ALONG ROAD AHEAD BEFORE THINGSGET BACK TO NORMAL.>> Reporter: THIS IS WHAT ONE OFTHE TOP TOURIST DESTINATIONS ONTHE PLANET LOOKS LIKE WHEN THEREARE NO TOURISTS.>> PRETTY DEAD.>> NO, NO, QUIET.>> Reporter: WHISTLER VILLAGEWHERE SPRING BREAK PROBLEMS DONOT USUALLY GET MORE PROBLEMATICTHAN FINDING A SEAT ON APADALINO IS EMPTY AND MAYOR ASKSLOCALS AND VISITORS TO STAY HOMEDURING THE PANDEMIC AND THOSEFEW PEOPLE THAT WE DO RUN INTO,VISIT FROM OTHER PARTS OF CANADAOR OTHER COUNTRY, HERE FORTEMPORARY WORK THAT WOUND UPBEING MORE TEMPORARY.>> RECEIVING E-MAIL ON SATURDAYTHAT THEY WOULD SHUT DOWN FOREIGHT DAYS AND THEN ON TUESDAY,THEY SAID IT IS THE END OF THESEASON.>> IT IS AN E-MAIL SAYING THATALL OF THE SEASONAL WORKERS CANLIKELY FLY HOME.>> EVERYONE GOT AN E-MAIL THATWE WERE CLOSED FOR A WEEK ANDTHEN IT WAS PRETTY MUCHINEVITABLE.>> Reporter: AND MOST SEASONALEMPLOYEES SCRAMBLE TO FIND AFLIGHT HOME.>> IT WAS A STRUGGLE, BUSINESSCLASS ONLY AND I HAD TO RUNAROUND AND FIND SOMETHING THATWAS ACCEPTABLE AND AN OKAYPRICE.>> Reporter: WITH SO MANYLEAVING IT MAKES SENSE THAT THISIS ONE OF THE FEW BUSINESSESSTILL OPEN, IF YOU ARE HEADEDHOME, AFTER ALL, YOU NEED ASOUVENIR TO TAKE HOME WITH YOU.>> IT HAS BEEN BUSY WITH PEOPLEGETTING SOUVENIRS BECAUSE THEYARE ALL GOING HOME, OTHERWISETHE VILLAGE HAS BEEN QUIET.>> Reporter: AND IT LEAVES MANYTO WONDER HOW LONG WILL IT TAKEFOR WHISTLER TO RECOVER?THE MAYOR SAYS THAT HE ISWORKING WITH BUSINESS OWNERS SOTHAT THEY CAN HIT THE GROUNDRUNNING WHEN THEY REOPEN BUT THEPRIORITY RIGHT NOW IS FOR SAFETYAND SO THE VILLAGE REMAINSQUIET.>> Mike: AND IN OTTAWA,FOLLOWING A LATE NIGHT OF TENSENEGOTIATIONS, A SMALL GROUP OFMP'S APPROVED THE FEDERALEMERGENCY AID BILL TO HELPCANADIAN WORKERS AND BUSINESSESBUT AS APRIL INCHES CLOSER THEBURDEN OF PAYING RENT OR YOURMORTGAGE LINGERS AND MANYNEEDING MONEY RIGHT NOW WONDERWHEN THEY WILL GET THE FEDERALHELP.>> Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: THEBENEFIT WILL BE $2,000 A MONTHFOR THE NEXT FOUR MONTHS FORWORKERS WHO LOSE THEIR WORKBECAUSE OF COVID-19 OVER THENEXT FOUR MONTHS AND PEOPLESHOULD START TO RECEIVE MONEYWITHIN TEN DAYS OF APPLYING ANDWE'VE BOOSTED THE TEAM BY OVER10,000 PEOPLE TO GET YOU THESUPPORT YOU NEED.>> Mike: ALMOST EVERY WORKERAFFECTED BY A PAN DEMONSTRATE ABRELATED DISRUPTION IS ELIGIBLEINCLUDING THE SELF-EMPLOYED,CONTRACTORS AND EVEN SMALLBUSINESS OWNERS WHOSE INCOME HASDISAPPEARED BECAUSE OF SHUTDOWNSAND THE GOVERNMENT HOPES TO MAKEONLINE APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE BYAPRIL THE 6th, AND THATMEANS DIRECT DEPOSIT PAYMENTSCOULD START TO FLOW BY APRIL THE16th AND IF YOU WERE LOOKINGTO APPLY FOR EU BENEFITS YOUKNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO GETTHROUGH ON THE PHONE, THEFEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS THAT2300 EXTRA STAFF ARE BEINGBROUGHT IN TO HELP.>> WE'RE PUTTING UP A SIMPLIFIEDAPPROACH WHICH IS CRITICALLYIMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO BE ABLETO GET THE BENEFITS AND WE AREMOVE SIGNIFICANT NUMBERS OFPEOPLE FROM THE WORK THATTHEY'VE BEEN DOING INTO THE WORKTHAT THEY ARE GOING TO NEED TODO IN CALL CENTRES AND WE WILLHAVE TO BE NIMBLE AND RESPOND TOTHIS AS WE SEE CALLS COMING IN,THAT ARE LIKELY TO BE MORESIGNIFICANT IN NUMBERS THAN EVERBEFORE.>> Mike: AND THE RULES FORRETURNING CANADIANS ARE GETTINGTOUGHER.THE HEALTH MINISTER ANNOUNCINGNEW MANDATORY SELF-ISOLATIONMEASURES FOR TRAVELERS EARLIERTODAY.>> AND EFFECTIVE AT MIDNIGHTTONIGHT TRAVELERS RETURNING TOCANADA WITH THE EXCEPTION OFESSENTIAL WORKERS WILL BESUBJECT TO A MANDATORY 14-DAYISOLATION PROVIDING CLARITY FORTHOSE WHO ENTER ABOUT THEESSENTIAL NEED OF SELF-ISOLATIONAND INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCINGSYMPTOMS UPON ARRIVAL AREFORBIDDEN ALSO FROM USING PUBLICTRANSIT TO TRAVEL TO THEIRPLACES OF SELF-ISOLATION ANDTHEY WILL BE FORBIDDEN TOSELF-ISOLATE IN A PLACE WHERETHEY WILL BE IN CONTACT WITHVULNERABLE PEOPLE.>> Mike: AND THERE IS THEPOTENTIAL FOR FINES AND EVENARRESTS FOR THOSE VIOLATING THEMAND THE HEALTH MINISTER MADETHAT ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY ANDINTERNATIONAL TRAVEL INCLUDINGFROM THE UNITED STATES CONTINUESTO BE A SIGNIFICANT AVENUE FORTHE PLED OF CORONAVIRUS.>> AND ANOTHER MAJOR EVENTCANCELED BECAUSE OF THEPANDEMIC, THE 2020 SUMMER GAMESARE BEING SCRAPPED AND THEY WERETO BE HELD IN MAPLE RIDGE AT THEEND OF JULY AND INSTEAD THE CITYWILL HOST IN 2024 AND ORGANIZERSSAY THAT KEEPING BRITISHCOLUMBIANS HEALTHY IS THEIR TOPPRIORITY.>> THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC FORCESTHE CLOSURE OF BRAY ISLANDREGIONAL PARK IN LANGLEY.>> I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THEREARE NO MORE GOOD CHOICES, JUSTGOOD DECISIONS -- AND I DO USETHE PARK MYSELF BUT THIS IS ASACRIFICE ALL OF US HAVE TOTAKE.>> Mike: BUT METRO VANCOUVER ISLOOKING TO KEEP ITS PARKS OPENOPERATING 22 REGIONAL PARKSINCLUDING PACIFIC SPIRIT ANDBOUNDARY BAY AND MOSTMUNICIPALITIES IN B.C. HAVECLOSED PLAYGROUNDS AND OUTDOORFACILITIES BECAUSE OF THEOUTBREAK AND PEOPLE NOTFOLLOWING ORDERS AROUND SOCIALDISTANCING.>> WELL, WE'VE NOT SEEN THIS FORA LONG TIME IN METRO VANCOUVER.YES.GAS PRICES BELOW A DOLLAR ALITER FOR REGULAR AT MANYSTATIONS, AND THE PRICE AT THEPUMP HAS BEEN FALLING FORSEVERAL WEEKS NOW WITH THECORONAVIRUS CRUSHING GLOBALDEMAND AND THESE LOWEST PRICESIN 18 YEARS AND ANALYSTS PREDICTMORE DROPS AT GAS STATIONS INTHE COMING WEEKS AND WEDDINGS,OF COURSE, TAKING MONTHS, EVENYEARS OF PLANNING AND WITH THEGLOBAL PANDEMIC ALL OF IT HASCOME TO A SCREECHING HALT BUTONE COQUITLAM COUPLE DECIDEDTHAT A DATE WAS JUST A DATE ANDEVEN THOUGH A MAJORITY OF GUESTSCOULD NOT ATTEND THEY JUMPED IN,WITH BOTH FEET AND FOUND LOVEWAS ALL AROUND THEM.>> LITERALLY ON THE FRIDAY,MARCH THE 20th WE WERETALKING AT JOSH DONALDSON -- ATSAND WE SAID LET'S JUST GETMARRIED.>> IT WAS GREAT, WE SET UP ADRAPERY ARCHWAY HERE IN THELIVING ROOM.>> AND WE HAVE THE CEREMONY AT3:00 AND THE LIMO ARRIVED ANDJOSH'S ONE FRIEND WHO WAS HISBEST MAN.>> WE GOT INTO THE LIMO, HEADEDDOWN TO THE VILLAGE AND WESTARTED TO APPROACH AND SAID WEKNOW THAT FACE, WE KNOW THATFACE, WE KNOW THAT FACE AND THENWE JUST STARTED TO SEE THEM, OURFRIENDS FROM CHURCH THAT WECOULD NOT INVITE AND THEY LINEDUP ON THE STREET AND THEY WEREIN CARS AND GAVE SOCIAL DISTANCEAND THEY WERE IN THEIR CAR,ABOVE THEIR CAR, ANYTHING LIKETHAT, JUST HONKING, CHEERING,SCREAMING, WHATEVER THEY NEEDEDTO DO AND ONE OF THEIR FRIENDSSAID THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE A FIRST DANCE.>> ALL OF THEM TURNED ON THERADIO TO THE SAME STATION ANDCRANKED IT AND IT FELT REALLYLIKE 1950s "AMERICAN GRAFFITI"AND CARS LINING THE STREETS ANDTHERE IS US, WEDDING DRESS ANDSUIT DANCING IN THE MIDDLE OFTHE STREET IN PITT MEADOWS,BRITISH COLUMBIA, HAVING A GREATTIME AND IT WAS INCREDIBLE.>> AND IT WAS SO MAGIC THOUGH.>> Announcer: THE WEATHER UPDATEBROUGHT TO YOU BY THE BODY SHOP,TAKING YOU BACK TO YOUR HAPPYPLACE, AIR MILES AND BIGGERSMILES.>> Mike: I LOVE THAT WEDDINGSTORY.>> THAT WAS A GOOD ONE.>> YOU NEED TO IMPROVISE.>> AND YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT YOUDO.>> Mike: YES.>> DID YOU GET A CHANCE TO GOOUTSIDE TODAY BY CHANCE?>> Mike: A LITTLE BIT, NOT MUCH.>> I HOPE THAT YOU ANYONE ATHOME GOT AN OPPORTUNITY TOESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE ON THESOUTH COAST BECAUSE THAT SONTHAT YOU EXPERIENCED TODAY ISABOUT TO BECOME A DISTANT MEMORYVERY SOON BECAUSE ACROSS THEPROVINCE WE'RE GOING INTO ANUNSETTLED PATTERN COMINGESSENTIALLY TOMORROW MORNING, ARISK FOR SHOWERS ACROSSVANCOUVER ISLAND, LOWER MAINLANDLIFTING THROUGH MUCH OF THURSDAYAND BEYOND AND FURTHER TO THENORTH PLACES LIKE PRINCE GEORGEPICKING UP FIVE CENTIMETRES BYTOMORROW DURING THE DAY BEFOREIT WILL CHANGE OVER INTO RAINAND THEN EVENTUALLY FOR THEKOOTENAYS AS WELL AND INTO THEOKANAGAN, UNSETTLED CONDITIONEDTHERE BUT NOT AS BAD AND THIS ISGOING TO BE A FRIEND, GOINGTOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK,TEMPERATURES COOLER ACROSS B.C.ON AVERAGE THAN THEY SHOULD BEAND YOU CAN THANK THAT CLOUDCOVER AND COOLER AIR IN GENERALCOMING DOWN FROM THE NORTH ANDWE'VE SPOKEN OF PROPER SOCIALDISTANCING AND MAKING SURE THATWE SPEND TIME INDOORS AND THISWEEKEND ONE OF THE BEST TIMES TOPRACTICE THAT WITH A LOT OF THERAIN COMING, IT COULD TRANSLATEINTO MORE SNOW AND GUESS WHAT ITWILL GET US THROUGH MONDAYWITHOUT MUCH REPRIEVE AT ALL ANDSO LOOKING TO THE FIVE-DAYFORECAST, SOMETHING THAT WE'VENOT SEEN HERE IN TOWN FOR AWHILE BUT I WOULD BE CONFIDENTFOR A LEAST THAT EACH OF THENEXT FIVE DAYS WE'LL DEAL WITH AFEW SHOWERS AND IF I COULDEXTEND IT FURTHER THE TRENDEXTENDED INTO NEXT WEEK AND GETCOZY AND JUST WAIT THIS ONE OUT.>> THAN IS THE IDEA, JUST TOSTAY AT HOME.THANK YOU FOR THIS.>> YOU ARE WELCOME.>> A VANCOUVER ISLAND WOMAN GOTQUITE THE GIFT DESPITE BEINGISOLATED AT HOME WITH HERHUSBAND.[ BAGPIPES PLAYING ]>> SHE WAS SO DELIGHTED TO HEARA PIPER, SHE DANCED AN IG,MARKING HER 82nd BIRTHDAY INHER OAK BAY HOME AND SHE SAID ITWAS A WONDERFUL TREAT AND SHEJOKED THAT THE BAGPIPES ARE AVERY GOOD SOCIAL DISTANCINGINSTRUMENT.>> WE WILL GET THROUGH THISTOGETHER.[ SIRENS ]>> ACROSS METRO VANCOUVERMOUNTIES WILL JOIN THE APPLAUSEFOR FRONTLINE WORKERS AS IT ISCALLED "FRONTLINE FOR THE FRONTDISLINE" AND MOUNTIES HAVEJOINED IN AS WELL AND INVICTORIA AT THE LEGISLATUREFOUNTAIN LIT TO RECOGNIZE THEHARD WORK OF THE B.C. HEALTHCAREPROFESSIONALS AND STAFF.>>> INDIA CLOSING ITS AIRSPACETO FIGHT THE COVID-19 PANDEMICAND THAT STORY IS COMING UP FORYOU, NEXT![ ♪♪♪ ]

WATCH LIVE: CBC Vancouver News at 6 for March 25 — COVID-19 latest & relief for renters

Watch CBC Vancouver News at 6 with host Mike Killeen for the latest on the most important news stories happening across B.C. He’s joined by meteorologist Brett Soderholm who brings you the most up to date weather forecasts.
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< start="115.381" dur="2.903">>> TONIGHT ON CBC VANCOUVER>

< start="116.182" dur="5.039">NEWS.>

< start="116.482" dur="5.139">>> UNFORTUNATELY WE DO HAVE ONE>

< start="118.45" dur="5.94">ADDITIONAL DEATH FROM THAT>

< start="121.387" dur="5.139">OUTBREAK.>

< start="121.754" dur="6.307">>> ANOTHER NORTH VANCOUVER DEATH>

< start="124.556" dur="6.174">AND A SURGE IN CASES AT ANOTHER>

< start="126.759" dur="6.84">LONG-TERM CARE HOME AND ALSO.>

< start="128.194" dur="5.905">>> WE'RE REALLY PLEASED WITH THE>

< start="130.93" dur="9.777">ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE PROTECTION>

< start="133.732" dur="12.746">FOR RENTERS.>

< start="134.533" dur="15.516">.>> A BAN ON MOST EVICTIONS AND>

< start="140.873" dur="9.743">HELP FOR RENTERS.>

< start="146.612" dur="6.14">>> WE HAVE NO WAY OUT OF INDIA>

< start="150.182" dur="4.105">AT THE MOMENT.>

< start="150.749" dur="4.973">>> AND SOME CANADIAN, STUCK AND>

< start="152.918" dur="5.139">DESPERATE TO COME HOME.>

< start="154.52" dur="9.777">>> Announcer: THIS IS CBC>

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< start="158.257" dur="9.977">[ ♪♪♪ ]>

< start="164.463" dur="5.373">>> GOOD EVENING.>

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< start="169.969" dur="5.539">GET-TOGETHERS, AS WE TRY TO>

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< start="173.372" dur="6.574">THE NEXT WEEK, Dr. BONY HENRY>

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< start="177.777" dur="6.74">PROVINCE AND DAN HAS MORE NOW ON>

< start="180.112" dur="5.74">THE UPDATE FROM Dr. HENRY AND>

< start="182.715" dur="4.672">SHE SAYS THAT WE NEED TO BRACE>

< start="184.683" dur="5.139">FOR MORE CASES.>

< start="186.118" dur="5.64">>> Reporter: YES, CORRECT, MIKE,>

< start="187.553" dur="6.741">AS SHE WAITS FOR MORE MEDICAL>

< start="190.056" dur="6.34">SUPPLIES TO COME TO B.C., THE>

< start="191.957" dur="6.106">DOCTOR SAYING THAT THERE ARE 659>

< start="194.46" dur="5.439">OVERALL CASES IN B.C. AND AS WE>

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< start="201.633" dur="5.507">PEOPLE NOW LOSING THEIR LIVES IN>

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< start="205.037" dur="7.541">AND MORE PEOPLE ARE NOW GETTING>

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< start="210.476" dur="7.14">FACILITY, 28 PEOPLE AND 27>

< start="212.744" dur="6.474">ITSELF MEMBERS AT HARO PARK>

< start="215.581" dur="5.906">CENTRE HAVE TESTED POSITIVE AND>

< start="217.783" dur="5.439">HENRY STRETCHES THAT WE NEED TO>

< start="219.418" dur="5.206">WAIT AND SEE WHAT THE DRACONIAN>

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< start="224.79" dur="5.339">WORK AND BANNING GET-TOGETHERS>

< start="226.859" dur="5.072">WILL ACTUALLY DO.>

< start="227.694" dur="5.772">>> WE ARE NOT GOING TO SEE THE>

< start="230.295" dur="6.241">IMPACT OF THAT AND BE ABLE TO>

< start="232.064" dur="6.607">MEASURE IT UNTIL NEXT WEEK.>

< start="233.666" dur="6.573">AND SO I AM HOPEFUL AND I AM>

< start="236.702" dur="5.473">HOPEFUL THAT WE'RE NOT SEEING>

< start="238.871" dur="9.076">DRAMATIC INCREASES IN NUMBERS>

< start="240.405" dur="9.511">BUT WE ARE STILL IN THE WAIT,>

< start="242.341" dur="9.843">WAITING AND WATCHING PHASE.>

< start="248.18" dur="6.107">>> Reporter: AND HENRY NOTES>

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< start="252.351" dur="6.574">DAYS TO UP TO TWO WEEKS AGO WITH>

< start="254.453" dur="8.442">THOSE DISCLOSED FROM TODAY BUT>

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< start="263.061" dur="2.27">MIKE?>

< start="263.428" dur="4.539">>> Mike: A LITTLE BIT OF GOOD>

< start="264.63" dur="9.31">NEWS, THANK YOU FOR THAT.>

< start="265.465" dur="10.71">>>> HELP IS COMING FOR THE B.C.>

< start="270.903" dur="7.541">RENTERS CAUGHT IN THE COVID-19>

< start="274.139" dur="5.874">CROSSFIRE AND WE DO NOT HAVE>

< start="276.342" dur="5.272">THAT STORY FOR YOU RIGHT NOW BUT>

< start="278.61" dur="5.64">WE'LL GET TO IT IN A MOMENT.>

< start="280.179" dur="5.339">NOW TO THE DOWNTOWN EAST SIDE>

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< start="284.416" dur="4.839">COVID-19 OUTBREAK COULD>

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< start="287.886" dur="5.94">THERE WAS LITTLE SOCIAL>

< start="289.421" dur="6.207">DISTANCING TODAY AS CROWDS LINED>

< start="291.023" dur="6.706">UP TO CASH SOCIAL ASSISTANCE>

< start="293.992" dur="6.073">CHEQUES AND MANY RESIDENTS ARE>

< start="295.794" dur="6.808">DESPERATE FOR SAFETY EQUIPMENT.>

< start="297.863" dur="6.274">>> THERE ARE, LIKE, THREE MASKS>

< start="300.199" dur="6.14">AND THREE SETS OF GLOVES AND CAN>

< start="302.801" dur="6.04">YOU SPREAD THEM OUT.>

< start="304.404" dur="6.339">>> Reporter: THERE ARE BAGS OF>

< start="306.505" dur="7.642">PROTECTIVE GEAR UNLOADED TO THAT>

< start="309.041" dur="7.574">PLACE WHERE SHE FEELS THAT THEY>

< start="310.876" dur="7.675">ARE NEEDED THE MOST AND SHE PAID>

< start="314.313" dur="6.24">FOR THESE OUT OF HER OWN POCKET.>

< start="316.748" dur="5.239">>> IT IS UP TO US TO COME DOWN>

< start="318.717" dur="4.738">HERE, PUT OURSELVES AT RISK>

< start="320.719" dur="5.073">EVERY DAY TO MAKE SURE THAT>

< start="322.221" dur="5.506">THESE PEOPLE ARE TAKEN CARE OF.>

< start="323.589" dur="6.106">>> IT IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE>

< start="325.992" dur="4.07">LOOK AT THE LINEUP, EVERYONE IS>

< start="327.926" dur="4.038">BREATHING THE SAME AIR DOWN>

< start="329.861" dur="5.34">HERE.>

< start="330.195" dur="8.676">>> IT IS CHEQUE DAY, MEANING>

< start="332.13" dur="8.342">LONG LINEUPS AND CLOSE CONTACT>

< start="335.367" dur="8.176">AND MANY PEOPLE HERE ARE IN POOR>

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< start="343.676" dur="4.07">PANDEMIC.>

< start="344.076" dur="5.372">>> I HEAR FROM THE MAYOR THAT>

< start="346.078" dur="6.474">THERE IS A PLAN AND I DO NOT SEE>

< start="347.88" dur="6.607">A PLAN AND I SEE LINEUPS OF>

< start="349.648" dur="7.074">THOSE TRYING TO GET THEIR>

< start="352.718" dur="5.072">WELFARE CHEQUES.>

< start="354.72" dur="4.705">>> Reporter: AND SOME RESIDENTS>

< start="356.888" dur="2.87">INCREASINGLY DESPERATE AS>

< start="357.99" dur="5.972">ESSENTIAL SERVICES HAVE SHUT>

< start="359.591" dur="5.84">DOWN.>

< start="359.892" dur="7.641">>> EVERYONE MAKING A BIG DEAL OF>

< start="364.163" dur="5.673">IT AND EVERYTHING IS CLOSED AND>

< start="365.597" dur="6.274">YOU CANNOT GET A MEAL.>

< start="367.667" dur="5.972">>> IT WILL HIT DOWN HERE, HARD>

< start="370.002" dur="6.841">AND HEAVY PROBABLY WIPE OUT HALF>

< start="372.004" dur="5.406">OF THESE PEOPLE, ME INCLUDED.>

< start="373.773" dur="4.605">>> WE DO HAVE CASES HERE>

< start="377.042" dur="3.204">ALREADY.>

< start="377.643" dur="4.638">>> Reporter: AND WENDY USUALLY>

< start="378.544" dur="5.673">ON THE STREETS BUT TODAY SHE IS>

< start="380.412" dur="4.505">IN QUARANTINE, FEARFUL THAT SHE>

< start="382.448" dur="4.071">MIGHT HAVE CROSSED PATHS WITH AN>

< start="384.383" dur="5.039">INFECTED PERSON.>

< start="385.051" dur="6.906">>> I KNOW THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS>

< start="386.685" dur="6.841">TRYING TO GET THE CLEANING>

< start="389.588" dur="5.606">SUPPLIES TO THE TENANTS AND I>

< start="392.124" dur="4.371">CAN SEE THEM WORKING ON IT BUT>

< start="393.692" dur="5.105">IT IS NOT HAPPENING FAST ENOUGH>

< start="395.36" dur="4.706">OR HAPPENING YET AND ALREADY IT>

< start="396.662" dur="5.172">IS STARTING TO SPREAD.>

< start="399.064" dur="4.405">>> Reporter: AND ADVOCATES HAD>

< start="400.232" dur="4.905">STARTED A RESPONSE TEAM TO FEED>

< start="402" dur="4.238">AND SUPPORT PEOPLE AND OFFICIALS>

< start="403.635" dur="4.539">SAY THAT THE QUARANTINE>

< start="405.304" dur="5.039">PROCEDURES ARE IN PLACE.>

< start="406.372" dur="5.639">>> THERE IS A VERY SPECIFIC>

< start="408.34" dur="5.373">WORKING GROUP THAT IS DEVELOPING>

< start="410.51" dur="5.972">AND THAT HAS DEVELOPED PLANS FOR>

< start="412.178" dur="4.838">HOW WE WOULD SUPPORT AND MANAGE>

< start="413.879" dur="4.538">ISSUES IN THE DOWNTOWN EAST>

< start="416.648" dur="4.405">SIDE.>

< start="417.249" dur="6.206">>> Reporter: THE CITY CALLS FOR>

< start="418.583" dur="8.677">MORE FUNDING TO FIGHT THIS WAR>

< start="421.22" dur="6.573">BUT FOR NOW IT IS A PASSIONATE>

< start="423.655" dur="5.44">FEW WHO ARE HOLDING DOWN THE>

< start="427.426" dur="4.471">FRONTLINES.>

< start="428.093" dur="7.308">>> Mike: AND HELP IS COMING FOR>

< start="429.294" dur="8.176">THE B.C. RENTERS WHO ARE CAUGHT>

< start="432.031" dur="7.875">IN THE COVID-19 RENTAL CRUNCH AS>

< start="435.601" dur="5.505">WE HEAR NOW THE PLAN TO ASSIST>

< start="437.636" dur="5.973">TENANTS AND LANDLORDS.>

< start="440.139" dur="5.839">>> Reporter: NO ONE WILL LOSE>

< start="441.306" dur="6.741">THEIR HOME DUE TO COVID-19, THE>

< start="443.843" dur="6.039">PROMISE FROM THE PROVINCE AS>

< start="446.178" dur="5.206">PROTECTIONS FOR TENANTS WERE>

< start="448.247" dur="6.273">ROLLED OUT TODAY A SUSPENSION OF>

< start="450.016" dur="11.845">CURRENT AND FUTURE EVICTORIA>

< start="451.583" dur="12.614">SHUNS WITH SOME EXCEPTIONS, UP>

< start="454.686" dur="12.814">TO $500 PER MONTH FOR ROGERS ROS>

< start="461.994" dur="7.341">PASSED ALONG TO THE LANDLORDS>

< start="464.363" dur="7.274">AND A FREEZE ON RENTAL INCREASES>

< start="467.667" dur="5.671">AND THE PREMIER PAYS FOR THOSE>

< start="469.468" dur="7.441">WHO ARE STILL ABLE TO PAY THEIR>

< start="471.77" dur="7.542">FULL RENT TO CONTINUE TO DO SO.>

< start="473.472" dur="8.175">>> THIS PROGRAM TEMPORARY RENTAL>

< start="477.075" dur="6.975">SUPPLEMENT IS DESIGNED TO SEE>

< start="479.478" dur="4.971">THOSE WHO HAVE RECEIVED A LAYOFF>

< start="481.847" dur="5.806">NOTICE OR SEEN A DROP-OFF IN>

< start="484.249" dur="4.939">INCOME.>

< start="484.65" dur="7.141">>> Reporter: A LIFELINE FOR SOME>

< start="487.853" dur="6.173">LIKE THIS GENTLEMAN.>

< start="489.321" dur="6.607">>> IT IS A RELIEF FOR ME.>

< start="492.024" dur="5.973">>> Reporter: HE PAYS $1500 A>

< start="494.193" dur="5.706">MONTH FOR HIS WEST END>

< start="496.094" dur="6.106">APARTMENT, HE WAS LAID OFF LAST>

< start="498.163" dur="5.339">WEEK AND HIS LANDLORD HAD PUT A>

< start="500.065" dur="5.072">NOTE UNDER THE DOOR SAYING THAT>

< start="502.434" dur="4.872">RENT WOULD STILL BE DUE.>

< start="503.635" dur="7.308">>> I KNOW WITH THE MONEY COMING>

< start="505.271" dur="7.14">IN FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT>

< start="507.439" dur="7.408">AND THE ADDITIONAL MONEY EACH>

< start="511.109" dur="4.305">MONTH FROM THE PROVINCE MEANS>

< start="512.577" dur="3.938">THAT I CAN PAY MY RENT AND>

< start="515.047" dur="3.537">BILLS.>

< start="515.647" dur="7.008">>> Reporter: BUT STILL THERE ARE>

< start="516.749" dur="7.975">UNKNOWN, FOR EXAMPLE, WILL>

< start="518.75" dur="9.577">THE $500 BE FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL>

< start="522.854" dur="7.575">RENTER OR EACH RENTAL UNIT.>

< start="524.857" dur="7.674">>> THE PLAN IS BEING LOOKED AT.>

< start="528.56" dur="5.072">>> Reporter: AND FOR MANY THE>

< start="530.595" dur="5.073">MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS IS THE>

< start="532.697" dur="5.106">BIG SIGH OF RELIEF.>

< start="533.766" dur="6.306">>> WE'RE PLEASED.>

< start="535.868" dur="5.438">>> Reporter: AND STILL ADVOCATES>

< start="537.969" dur="3.838">FOR LOW INCOME RENTALS THERE ARE>

< start="540.238" dur="3.338">CONCERNS THAT HAVE TO BE>

< start="541.473" dur="4.272">ANSWERED.>

< start="541.94" dur="5.239">>> THE CONCERN IS WHAT HAPPENS>

< start="543.709" dur="5.606">ON THE END OF THE BAN OF>

< start="545.878" dur="6.14">EVICTIONS, IF YOU HAVE FALLEN>

< start="547.346" dur="6.807">BEHIND AND THE SUPPLEMENT HAS>

< start="549.481" dur="6.507">NOT BEEN ENOUGH TO COVER YOUR>

< start="552.184" dur="4.705">RENT FOR THOSE MONTHS OF THE>

< start="554.319" dur="6.841">CRISIS, THEN WHAT HAPPENS?>

< start="556.255" dur="6.373">>> Reporter: AND THOSE TAPPING>

< start="557.022" dur="7.308">INTO THE $500 A MONTH RENTAL>

< start="561.326" dur="5.907">SUPPLEMENT WILL PROVE THEIR>

< start="562.761" dur="6.274">INCOME LOSS THROUGH THE FEDERAL>

< start="564.496" dur="6.007">EI APPLICATION BUT THE PROVINCE>

< start="567.433" dur="6.272">WARNS THAT THAT CASH IS NOT>

< start="569.235" dur="5.772">LIKELY TO BE READY TO BE USED>

< start="570.669" dur="6.14">BEFORE APRIL THE 1st.>

< start="573.905" dur="4.405">>> Mike: THIS TIME OF THE YEAR>

< start="575.241" dur="5.138">WHISTLER IS ONE OF THE BUSIEST>

< start="576.975" dur="4.571">PLACES IN OUR PROVINCE BUT WITH>

< start="578.476" dur="6.107">THE SKI HILLS AND MANY>

< start="580.545" dur="5.373">BUSINESSES CLOSED BECAUSE OF>

< start="581.713" dur="5.74">COVID-19 IT IS PRETTY MUCH A>

< start="584.717" dur="4.338">GHOST TOWN RIGHT NOW AND JESSE>

< start="586.084" dur="4.672">JOHNSON REPORTS THAT THERE IS A>

< start="587.586" dur="4.372">LONG ROAD AHEAD BEFORE THINGS>

< start="589.221" dur="4.705">GET BACK TO NORMAL.>

< start="590.989" dur="4.939">>> Reporter: THIS IS WHAT ONE OF>

< start="592.091" dur="5.038">THE TOP TOURIST DESTINATIONS ON>

< start="594.092" dur="4.238">THE PLANET LOOKS LIKE WHEN THERE>

< start="596.094" dur="5.74">ARE NO TOURISTS.>

< start="597.263" dur="6.039">>> PRETTY DEAD.>

< start="598.464" dur="6.173">>> NO, NO, QUIET.>

< start="602.034" dur="5.005">>> Reporter: WHISTLER VILLAGE>

< start="603.468" dur="5.639">WHERE SPRING BREAK PROBLEMS DO>

< start="604.803" dur="6.607">NOT USUALLY GET MORE PROBLEMATIC>

< start="607.205" dur="6.241">THAN FINDING A SEAT ON A>

< start="609.241" dur="6.54">PADALINO IS EMPTY AND MAYOR ASKS>

< start="611.576" dur="6.04">LOCALS AND VISITORS TO STAY HOME>

< start="613.612" dur="5.606">DURING THE PANDEMIC AND THOSE>

< start="615.948" dur="7.341">FEW PEOPLE THAT WE DO RUN INTO,>

< start="617.782" dur="7.008">VISIT FROM OTHER PARTS OF CANADA>

< start="619.452" dur="6.706">OR OTHER COUNTRY, HERE FOR>

< start="623.488" dur="5.64">TEMPORARY WORK THAT WOUND UP>

< start="624.99" dur="5.672">BEING MORE TEMPORARY.>

< start="626.291" dur="6.574">>> RECEIVING E-MAIL ON SATURDAY>

< start="629.261" dur="5.406">THAT THEY WOULD SHUT DOWN FOR>

< start="630.829" dur="4.271">EIGHT DAYS AND THEN ON TUESDAY,>

< start="633.065" dur="3.837">THEY SAID IT IS THE END OF THE>

< start="634.833" dur="5.673">SEASON.>

< start="635.234" dur="6.206">>> IT IS AN E-MAIL SAYING THAT>

< start="637.068" dur="5.974">ALL OF THE SEASONAL WORKERS CAN>

< start="640.672" dur="3.771">LIKELY FLY HOME.>

< start="641.574" dur="5.005">>> EVERYONE GOT AN E-MAIL THAT>

< start="643.208" dur="3.904">WE WERE CLOSED FOR A WEEK AND>

< start="644.609" dur="3.538">THEN IT WAS PRETTY MUCH>

< start="646.778" dur="4.138">INEVITABLE.>

< start="647.379" dur="4.104">>> Reporter: AND MOST SEASONAL>

< start="648.28" dur="5.372">EMPLOYEES SCRAMBLE TO FIND A>

< start="651.083" dur="4.304">FLIGHT HOME.>

< start="651.616" dur="5.54">>> IT WAS A STRUGGLE, BUSINESS>

< start="653.786" dur="5.706">CLASS ONLY AND I HAD TO RUN>

< start="655.587" dur="4.338">AROUND AND FIND SOMETHING THAT>

< start="657.322" dur="3.403">WAS ACCEPTABLE AND AN OKAY>

< start="659.658" dur="2.636">PRICE.>

< start="660.158" dur="4.171">>> Reporter: WITH SO MANY>

< start="660.926" dur="4.905">LEAVING IT MAKES SENSE THAT THIS>

< start="662.461" dur="5.806">IS ONE OF THE FEW BUSINESSES>

< start="664.529" dur="5.306">STILL OPEN, IF YOU ARE HEADED>

< start="666.031" dur="5.739">HOME, AFTER ALL, YOU NEED A>

< start="668.433" dur="4.938">SOUVENIR TO TAKE HOME WITH YOU.>

< start="669.969" dur="7.307">>> IT HAS BEEN BUSY WITH PEOPLE>

< start="671.937" dur="7.641">GETTING SOUVENIRS BECAUSE THEY>

< start="673.538" dur="7.675">ARE ALL GOING HOME, OTHERWISE>

< start="677.442" dur="5.873">THE VILLAGE HAS BEEN QUIET.>

< start="679.778" dur="5.906">>> Reporter: AND IT LEAVES MANY>

< start="681.379" dur="6.141">TO WONDER HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE>

< start="683.481" dur="5.473">FOR WHISTLER TO RECOVER?>

< start="685.85" dur="5.173">THE MAYOR SAYS THAT HE IS>

< start="687.686" dur="5.639">WORKING WITH BUSINESS OWNERS SO>

< start="689.121" dur="5.873">THAT THEY CAN HIT THE GROUND>

< start="691.223" dur="6.04">RUNNING WHEN THEY REOPEN BUT THE>

< start="693.458" dur="4.939">PRIORITY RIGHT NOW IS FOR SAFETY>

< start="695.127" dur="4.605">AND SO THE VILLAGE REMAINS>

< start="697.429" dur="5.239">QUIET.>

< start="698.63" dur="5.673">>> Mike: AND IN OTTAWA,>

< start="699.931" dur="6.374">FOLLOWING A LATE NIGHT OF TENSE>

< start="702.868" dur="5.806">NEGOTIATIONS, A SMALL GROUP OF>

< start="704.469" dur="5.707">MP'S APPROVED THE FEDERAL>

< start="706.505" dur="7.808">EMERGENCY AID BILL TO HELP>

< start="708.84" dur="8.176">CANADIAN WORKERS AND BUSINESSES>

< start="710.342" dur="8.676">BUT AS APRIL INCHES CLOSER THE>

< start="714.513" dur="5.839">BURDEN OF PAYING RENT OR YOUR>

< start="717.149" dur="8.876">MORTGAGE LINGERS AND MANY>

< start="719.184" dur="7.208">NEEDING MONEY RIGHT NOW WONDER>

< start="720.552" dur="6.741">WHEN THEY WILL GET THE FEDERAL>

< start="726.191" dur="1.936">HELP.>

< start="726.625" dur="3.804">>> Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: THE>

< start="727.426" dur="6.14">BENEFIT WILL BE $2,000 A MONTH>

< start="728.294" dur="7.14">FOR THE NEXT FOUR MONTHS FOR>

< start="730.662" dur="6.541">WORKERS WHO LOSE THEIR WORK>

< start="733.732" dur="5.072">BECAUSE OF COVID-19 OVER THE>

< start="735.6" dur="7.609">NEXT FOUR MONTHS AND PEOPLE>

< start="737.336" dur="8.675">SHOULD START TO RECEIVE MONEY>

< start="738.937" dur="8.576">WITHIN TEN DAYS OF APPLYING AND>

< start="743.408" dur="5.773">WE'VE BOOSTED THE TEAM BY OVER>

< start="746.211" dur="5.206">10,000 PEOPLE TO GET YOU THE>

< start="747.679" dur="11.312">SUPPORT YOU NEED.>

< start="749.448" dur="11.211">>> Mike: ALMOST EVERY WORKER>

< start="751.583" dur="11.612">AFFECTED BY A PAN DEMONSTRATE AB>

< start="759.157" dur="5.273">RELATED DISRUPTION IS ELIGIBLE>

< start="760.859" dur="5.64">INCLUDING THE SELF-EMPLOYED,>

< start="763.361" dur="6.207">CONTRACTORS AND EVEN SMALL>

< start="764.63" dur="7.04">BUSINESS OWNERS WHOSE INCOME HAS>

< start="766.632" dur="7.207">DISAPPEARED BECAUSE OF SHUTDOWNS>

< start="769.701" dur="6.507">AND THE GOVERNMENT HOPES TO MAKE>

< start="771.87" dur="6.14">ONLINE APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE BY>

< start="774.072" dur="6.24">APRIL THE 6th, AND THAT>

< start="776.374" dur="5.506">MEANS DIRECT DEPOSIT PAYMENTS>

< start="778.177" dur="6.84">COULD START TO FLOW BY APRIL THE>

< start="780.445" dur="6.007">16th AND IF YOU WERE LOOKING>

< start="782.047" dur="6.072">TO APPLY FOR EU BENEFITS YOU>

< start="785.15" dur="4.572">KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO GET>

< start="786.618" dur="5.873">THROUGH ON THE PHONE, THE>

< start="788.253" dur="5.272">FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS THAT>

< start="789.888" dur="5.773">2300 EXTRA STAFF ARE BEING>

< start="792.657" dur="4.605">BROUGHT IN TO HELP.>

< start="793.659" dur="5.305">>> WE'RE PUTTING UP A SIMPLIFIED>

< start="795.928" dur="6.607">APPROACH WHICH IS CRITICALLY>

< start="797.429" dur="6.173">IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO BE ABLE>

< start="799.13" dur="5.906">TO GET THE BENEFITS AND WE ARE>

< start="802.701" dur="4.004">MOVE SIGNIFICANT NUMBERS OF>

< start="803.736" dur="5.272">PEOPLE FROM THE WORK THAT>

< start="805.203" dur="5.74">THEY'VE BEEN DOING INTO THE WORK>

< start="806.839" dur="6.173">THAT THEY ARE GOING TO NEED TO>

< start="809.174" dur="5.94">DO IN CALL CENTRES AND WE WILL>

< start="811.109" dur="6.306">HAVE TO BE NIMBLE AND RESPOND TO>

< start="813.145" dur="7.141">THIS AS WE SEE CALLS COMING IN,>

< start="815.28" dur="5.539">THAT ARE LIKELY TO BE MORE>

< start="817.649" dur="4.271">SIGNIFICANT IN NUMBERS THAN EVER>

< start="820.452" dur="3.27">BEFORE.>

< start="821.052" dur="3.204">>> Mike: AND THE RULES FOR>

< start="822.12" dur="3.905">RETURNING CANADIANS ARE GETTING>

< start="823.922" dur="4.472">TOUGHER.>

< start="824.456" dur="6.14">THE HEALTH MINISTER ANNOUNCING>

< start="826.191" dur="4.805">NEW MANDATORY SELF-ISOLATION>

< start="828.56" dur="4.772">MEASURES FOR TRAVELERS EARLIER>

< start="830.762" dur="4.037">TODAY.>

< start="831.129" dur="6.207">>> AND EFFECTIVE AT MIDNIGHT>

< start="833.532" dur="5.205">TONIGHT TRAVELERS RETURNING TO>

< start="834.933" dur="8.976">CANADA WITH THE EXCEPTION OF>

< start="837.502" dur="8.575">ESSENTIAL WORKERS WILL BE>

< start="838.871" dur="8.742">SUBJECT TO A MANDATORY 14-DAY>

< start="844.075" dur="5.406">ISOLATION PROVIDING CLARITY FOR>

< start="846.278" dur="4.905">THOSE WHO ENTER ABOUT THE>

< start="847.812" dur="6.407">ESSENTIAL NEED OF SELF-ISOLATION>

< start="849.647" dur="6.274">AND INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING>

< start="851.349" dur="6.14">SYMPTOMS UPON ARRIVAL ARE>

< start="854.385" dur="4.873">FORBIDDEN ALSO FROM USING PUBLIC>

< start="856.087" dur="4.672">TRANSIT TO TRAVEL TO THEIR>

< start="857.655" dur="4.506">PLACES OF SELF-ISOLATION AND>

< start="859.391" dur="6.273">THEY WILL BE FORBIDDEN TO>

< start="860.925" dur="5.64">SELF-ISOLATE IN A PLACE WHERE>

< start="862.361" dur="5.572">THEY WILL BE IN CONTACT WITH>

< start="865.83" dur="3.972">VULNERABLE PEOPLE.>

< start="866.798" dur="4.705">>> Mike: AND THERE IS THE>

< start="868.099" dur="9.51">POTENTIAL FOR FINES AND EVEN>

< start="869.968" dur="8.776">ARRESTS FOR THOSE VIOLATING THEM>

< start="871.703" dur="7.908">AND THE HEALTH MINISTER MADE>

< start="877.809" dur="3.57">THAT ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY AND>

< start="878.91" dur="4.906">INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL INCLUDING>

< start="879.745" dur="6.806">FROM THE UNITED STATES CONTINUES>

< start="881.513" dur="7.274">TO BE A SIGNIFICANT AVENUE FOR>

< start="883.982" dur="6.841">THE PLED OF CORONAVIRUS.>

< start="886.685" dur="7.44">>> AND ANOTHER MAJOR EVENT>

< start="888.953" dur="6.875">CANCELED BECAUSE OF THE>

< start="890.989" dur="7.375">PANDEMIC, THE 2020 SUMMER GAMES>

< start="894.292" dur="6.507">ARE BEING SCRAPPED AND THEY WERE>

< start="895.961" dur="7.741">TO BE HELD IN MAPLE RIDGE AT THE>

< start="898.53" dur="7.675">END OF JULY AND INSTEAD THE CITY>

< start="901.033" dur="10.243">WILL HOST IN 2024 AND ORGANIZERS>

< start="903.868" dur="8.443">SAY THAT KEEPING BRITISH>

< start="906.404" dur="8.776">COLUMBIANS HEALTHY IS THEIR TOP>

< start="911.442" dur="7.108">PRIORITY.>

< start="912.51" dur="7.241">>> THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC FORCES>

< start="915.346" dur="5.973">THE CLOSURE OF BRAY ISLAND>

< start="918.783" dur="4.539">REGIONAL PARK IN LANGLEY.>

< start="919.885" dur="8.208">>> I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THERE>

< start="921.519" dur="8.309">ARE NO MORE GOOD CHOICES, JUST>

< start="923.522" dur="8.709">GOOD DECISIONS -- AND I DO USE>

< start="928.259" dur="4.339">THE PARK MYSELF BUT THIS IS A>

< start="929.994" dur="3.804">SACRIFICE ALL OF US HAVE TO>

< start="932.397" dur="4.639">TAKE.>

< start="932.831" dur="5.506">>> Mike: BUT METRO VANCOUVER IS>

< start="933.932" dur="6.273">LOOKING TO KEEP ITS PARKS OPEN>

< start="937.202" dur="4.538">OPERATING 22 REGIONAL PARKS>

< start="938.503" dur="5.64">INCLUDING PACIFIC SPIRIT AND>

< start="940.371" dur="7.342">BOUNDARY BAY AND MOST>

< start="941.906" dur="7.108">MUNICIPALITIES IN B.C. HAVE>

< start="944.309" dur="6.107">CLOSED PLAYGROUNDS AND OUTDOOR>

< start="947.912" dur="4.139">FACILITIES BECAUSE OF THE>

< start="949.18" dur="3.338">OUTBREAK AND PEOPLE NOT>

< start="950.549" dur="3.937">FOLLOWING ORDERS AROUND SOCIAL>

< start="952.217" dur="4.437">DISTANCING.>

< start="952.651" dur="4.438">>> WELL, WE'VE NOT SEEN THIS FOR>

< start="954.62" dur="5.705">A LONG TIME IN METRO VANCOUVER.>

< start="956.855" dur="4.972">YES.>

< start="957.256" dur="6.84">GAS PRICES BELOW A DOLLAR A>

< start="960.491" dur="5.34">LITER FOR REGULAR AT MANY>

< start="961.993" dur="9.177">STATIONS, AND THE PRICE AT THE>

< start="964.262" dur="8.242">PUMP HAS BEEN FALLING FOR>

< start="965.997" dur="8.91">SEVERAL WEEKS NOW WITH THE>

< start="971.336" dur="5.739">CORONAVIRUS CRUSHING GLOBAL>

< start="972.738" dur="6.373">DEMAND AND THESE LOWEST PRICES>

< start="975.073" dur="6.607">IN 18 YEARS AND ANALYSTS PREDICT>

< start="977.208" dur="7.242">MORE DROPS AT GAS STATIONS IN>

< start="979.277" dur="8.042">THE COMING WEEKS AND WEDDINGS,>

< start="981.813" dur="7.141">OF COURSE, TAKING MONTHS, EVEN>

< start="984.616" dur="7.408">YEARS OF PLANNING AND WITH THE>

< start="987.452" dur="7.575">GLOBAL PANDEMIC ALL OF IT HAS>

< start="989.12" dur="8.109">COME TO A SCREECHING HALT BUT>

< start="992.257" dur="6.707">ONE COQUITLAM COUPLE DECIDED>

< start="995.193" dur="6.307">THAT A DATE WAS JUST A DATE AND>

< start="997.395" dur="5.673">EVEN THOUGH A MAJORITY OF GUESTS>

< start="999.097" dur="4.871">COULD NOT ATTEND THEY JUMPED IN,>

< start="1001.666" dur="4.038">WITH BOTH FEET AND FOUND LOVE>

< start="1003.234" dur="4.305">WAS ALL AROUND THEM.>

< start="1004.102" dur="9.243">>> LITERALLY ON THE FRIDAY,>

< start="1005.87" dur="9.344">MARCH THE 20th WE WERE>

< start="1007.705" dur="7.909">TALKING AT JOSH DONALDSON -- ATS>

< start="1013.512" dur="4.705">AND WE SAID LET'S JUST GET>

< start="1015.38" dur="4.772">MARRIED.>

< start="1015.747" dur="4.938">>> IT WAS GREAT, WE SET UP A>

< start="1018.383" dur="5.005">DRAPERY ARCHWAY HERE IN THE>

< start="1020.318" dur="11.145">LIVING ROOM.>

< start="1020.819" dur="13.047">>> AND WE HAVE THE CEREMONY AT>

< start="1023.588" dur="10.778">3:00 AND THE LIMO ARRIVED AND>

< start="1031.663" dur="5.439">JOSH'S ONE FRIEND WHO WAS HIS>

< start="1034.065" dur="4.939">BEST MAN.>

< start="1034.499" dur="5.906">>> WE GOT INTO THE LIMO, HEADED>

< start="1037.302" dur="4.338">DOWN TO THE VILLAGE AND WE>

< start="1039.17" dur="3.905">STARTED TO APPROACH AND SAID WE>

< start="1040.571" dur="5.974">KNOW THAT FACE, WE KNOW THAT>

< start="1041.84" dur="6.039">FACE, WE KNOW THAT FACE AND THEN>

< start="1043.241" dur="6.473">WE JUST STARTED TO SEE THEM, OUR>

< start="1046.711" dur="5.206">FRIENDS FROM CHURCH THAT WE>

< start="1048.012" dur="6.04">COULD NOT INVITE AND THEY LINED>

< start="1049.881" dur="5.606">UP ON THE STREET AND THEY WERE>

< start="1052.083" dur="8.142">IN CARS AND GAVE SOCIAL DISTANCE>

< start="1054.285" dur="7.142">AND THEY WERE IN THEIR CAR,>

< start="1055.653" dur="6.974">ABOVE THEIR CAR, ANYTHING LIKE>

< start="1060.391" dur="3.938">THAT, JUST HONKING, CHEERING,>

< start="1061.593" dur="7.041">SCREAMING, WHATEVER THEY NEEDED>

< start="1062.761" dur="6.373">TO DO AND ONE OF THEIR FRIENDS>

< start="1064.495" dur="7.008">SAID THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE >

< start="1068.8" dur="5.973">A FIRST DANCE.>

< start="1069.267" dur="8.943">>> ALL OF THEM TURNED ON THE>

< start="1071.737" dur="11.478">RADIO TO THE SAME STATION AND>

< start="1074.939" dur="10.044">CRANKED IT AND IT FELT REALLY>

< start="1078.343" dur="10.077">LIKE 1950s "AMERICAN GRAFFITI">

< start="1083.348" dur="6.774">AND CARS LINING THE STREETS AND>

< start="1085.15" dur="7.074">THERE IS US, WEDDING DRESS AND>

< start="1088.553" dur="4.872">SUIT DANCING IN THE MIDDLE OF>

< start="1090.288" dur="4.738">THE STREET IN PITT MEADOWS,>

< start="1092.357" dur="5.973">BRITISH COLUMBIA, HAVING A GREAT>

< start="1093.558" dur="6.007">TIME AND IT WAS INCREDIBLE.>

< start="1095.16" dur="6.84">>> AND IT WAS SO MAGIC THOUGH.>

< start="1098.563" dur="6.741">>> Announcer: THE WEATHER UPDATE>

< start="1099.797" dur="7.342">BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE BODY SHOP,>

< start="1102.166" dur="7.842">TAKING YOU BACK TO YOUR HAPPY>

< start="1105.503" dur="5.573">PLACE, AIR MILES AND BIGGER>

< start="1107.305" dur="5.539">SMILES.>

< start="1111.343" dur="1.901">>> Mike: I LOVE THAT WEDDING>

< start="1113.044" dur="1.502">STORY.>

< start="1113.378" dur="2.603">>> THAT WAS A GOOD ONE.>

< start="1114.68" dur="4.204">>> YOU NEED TO IMPROVISE.>

< start="1116.114" dur="3.103">>> AND YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT YOU>

< start="1119.05" dur="0.701">DO.>

< start="1119.417" dur="2.003">>> Mike: YES.>

< start="1119.885" dur="3.603">>> DID YOU GET A CHANCE TO GO>

< start="1121.586" dur="3.236">OUTSIDE TODAY BY CHANCE?>

< start="1123.688" dur="3.237">>> Mike: A LITTLE BIT, NOT MUCH.>

< start="1124.956" dur="4.105">>> I HOPE THAT YOU ANYONE AT>

< start="1127.091" dur="4.205">HOME GOT AN OPPORTUNITY TO>

< start="1129.227" dur="3.47">ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE ON THE>

< start="1131.462" dur="3.138">SOUTH COAST BECAUSE THAT SON>

< start="1132.864" dur="3.871">THAT YOU EXPERIENCED TODAY IS>

< start="1134.799" dur="3.571">ABOUT TO BECOME A DISTANT MEMORY>

< start="1136.901" dur="4.005">VERY SOON BECAUSE ACROSS THE>

< start="1138.536" dur="3.938">PROVINCE WE'RE GOING INTO AN>

< start="1141.072" dur="2.67">UNSETTLED PATTERN COMING>

< start="1142.64" dur="3.003">ESSENTIALLY TOMORROW MORNING, A>

< start="1143.908" dur="4.072">RISK FOR SHOWERS ACROSS>

< start="1145.777" dur="3.971">VANCOUVER ISLAND, LOWER MAINLAND>

< start="1148.146" dur="3.771">LIFTING THROUGH MUCH OF THURSDAY>

< start="1149.881" dur="4.939">AND BEYOND AND FURTHER TO THE>

< start="1152.15" dur="4.738">NORTH PLACES LIKE PRINCE GEORGE>

< start="1155.019" dur="3.238">PICKING UP FIVE CENTIMETRES BY>

< start="1157.021" dur="2.403">TOMORROW DURING THE DAY BEFORE>

< start="1158.39" dur="3.136">IT WILL CHANGE OVER INTO RAIN>

< start="1159.59" dur="4.639">AND THEN EVENTUALLY FOR THE>

< start="1161.726" dur="4.572">KOOTENAYS AS WELL AND INTO THE>

< start="1164.429" dur="3.537">OKANAGAN, UNSETTLED CONDITIONED>

< start="1166.464" dur="3.504">THERE BUT NOT AS BAD AND THIS IS>

< start="1168.166" dur="3.671">GOING TO BE A FRIEND, GOING>

< start="1170.101" dur="3.571">TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK,>

< start="1172.003" dur="3.504">TEMPERATURES COOLER ACROSS B.C.>

< start="1173.838" dur="4.572">ON AVERAGE THAN THEY SHOULD BE>

< start="1175.707" dur="5.706">AND YOU CAN THANK THAT CLOUD>

< start="1178.543" dur="4.471">COVER AND COOLER AIR IN GENERAL>

< start="1181.546" dur="4.105">COMING DOWN FROM THE NORTH AND>

< start="1183.181" dur="5.139">WE'VE SPOKEN OF PROPER SOCIAL>

< start="1185.817" dur="4.305">DISTANCING AND MAKING SURE THAT>

< start="1188.453" dur="3.337">WE SPEND TIME INDOORS AND THIS>

< start="1190.321" dur="3.504">WEEKEND ONE OF THE BEST TIMES TO>

< start="1191.956" dur="4.205">PRACTICE THAT WITH A LOT OF THE>

< start="1193.991" dur="4.339">RAIN COMING, IT COULD TRANSLATE>

< start="1196.361" dur="4.738">INTO MORE SNOW AND GUESS WHAT IT>

< start="1198.497" dur="4.538">WILL GET US THROUGH MONDAY>

< start="1201.265" dur="3.271">WITHOUT MUCH REPRIEVE AT ALL AND>

< start="1203.201" dur="2.603">SO LOOKING TO THE FIVE-DAY>

< start="1204.669" dur="2.57">FORECAST, SOMETHING THAT WE'VE>

< start="1205.97" dur="3.104">NOT SEEN HERE IN TOWN FOR A>

< start="1207.438" dur="3.471">WHILE BUT I WOULD BE CONFIDENT>

< start="1209.24" dur="4.172">FOR A LEAST THAT EACH OF THE>

< start="1211.109" dur="3.837">NEXT FIVE DAYS WE'LL DEAL WITH A>

< start="1213.578" dur="3.971">FEW SHOWERS AND IF I COULD>

< start="1215.112" dur="4.506">EXTEND IT FURTHER THE TREND>

< start="1217.715" dur="3.504">EXTENDED INTO NEXT WEEK AND GET>

< start="1219.784" dur="3.438">COZY AND JUST WAIT THIS ONE OUT.>

< start="1221.352" dur="2.437">>> THAN IS THE IDEA, JUST TO>

< start="1223.355" dur="1.368">STAY AT HOME.>

< start="1223.922" dur="4.872">THANK YOU FOR THIS.>

< start="1224.856" dur="6.14">>> YOU ARE WELCOME.>

< start="1228.927" dur="4.438">>> A VANCOUVER ISLAND WOMAN GOT>

< start="1231.162" dur="3.938">QUITE THE GIFT DESPITE BEING>

< start="1233.531" dur="1.936">ISOLATED AT HOME WITH HER>

< start="1235.266" dur="11.712">HUSBAND.>

< start="1235.6" dur="14.682">[ BAGPIPES PLAYING ]>

< start="1243.841" dur="8.843">>> SHE WAS SO DELIGHTED TO HEAR>

< start="1247.111" dur="7.508">A PIPER, SHE DANCED AN IG,>

< start="1250.448" dur="6.24">MARKING HER 82nd BIRTHDAY IN>

< start="1252.85" dur="6.908">HER OAK BAY HOME AND SHE SAID IT>

< start="1254.785" dur="8.677">WAS A WONDERFUL TREAT AND SHE>

< start="1256.854" dur="7.108">JOKED THAT THE BAGPIPES ARE A>

< start="1259.891" dur="6.206">VERY GOOD SOCIAL DISTANCING>

< start="1263.628" dur="4.538">INSTRUMENT.>

< start="1264.096" dur="5.638">>> WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS>

< start="1266.264" dur="7.408">TOGETHER.>

< start="1268.366" dur="7.708">[ SIRENS ]>

< start="1269.867" dur="9.11">>> ACROSS METRO VANCOUVER>

< start="1273.871" dur="10.378">MOUNTIES WILL JOIN THE APPLAUSE>

< start="1276.24" dur="9.51">FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS AS IT IS>

< start="1279.143" dur="8.576">CALLED "FRONTLINE FOR THE FRONT>

< start="1284.382" dur="5.339">DISLINE" AND MOUNTIES HAVE>

< start="1285.95" dur="6.073">JOINED IN AS WELL AND IN>

< start="1287.885" dur="6.474">VICTORIA AT THE LEGISLATURE>

< start="1289.887" dur="5.372">FOUNTAIN LIT TO RECOGNIZE THE>

< start="1292.189" dur="5.406">HARD WORK OF THE B.C. HEALTHCARE>

< start="1294.525" dur="5.306">PROFESSIONALS AND STAFF.>

< start="1295.393" dur="6.139">>>> INDIA CLOSING ITS AIRSPACE>

< start="1297.729" dur="5.072">TO FIGHT THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC>

< start="1299.997" dur="4.973">AND THAT STORY IS COMING UP FOR>

< start="1301.699" dur="3.271">YOU, NEXT!>

< start="1302.967" dur="2.003">[ ♪♪♪ ]>