Roxanne Egan-Elliott

Walmart to require masks at stores starting next week

Walmart is instituting a mandatory mask policy for all customers in Canada starting Wednesday in a move that has been welcomed by some local shoppers. The rule is being brought in because Health...

Americans sailing north to Alaska causing waves of worry around Vancouver Island

A small stream of Alaska-bound American pleasure boats continues to travel along the east coast of Vancouver Island, despite a border closure barring non-essential travel, prompting concerns about...

Alarm raised over travellers who aren’t self-isolating

Despite a federal order requiring all returning travellers to Canada to go directly home and stay there for two weeks, some are concerned not everyone is playing by the rules. Residents returning...

Panic-buying of drugs leading to shortages and rationing, pharmacies say

Some pharmacies are asking customers to avoid stockpiling medications as panic-buying during the COVID-19 pandemic leads to a tighter supply of some drugs. Andrew Formosa, pharmacy manager at...

3,000 forestry workers, 50-truck convoy to rally at B.C. legislature on budget day

Thousands of B.C. forestry workers and supporters will gather on the B.C. legislature lawn this afternoon, coinciding with the release of the province’s 2020 budget