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California imposes overnight curfew to curb COVID-19

California imposes overnight curfew to curb COVID-19

California is imposing an overnight curfew on most residents as the most populous state tries to head off a surge in coronavirus cases that it fears could tax its health care system, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday (Nov. 19).
COVID-19 putting women’s employment on ‘troubling trajectory,’ warns RBC

COVID-19 putting women’s employment on ‘troubling trajectory,’ warns RBC

While national employment levels have stabilized since outset of the pandemic last spring, women continue to be on the losing side of those gains.
COVID-19 erasing potential pay raises for workers: report

COVID-19 erasing potential pay raises for workers: report

If you were relying on a pay raise before the end of 2020, chances are that’s not happening. According to Gallagher's 2020/2021 Salary Planning Survey – Canada Edition , 62 per cent of employers implemented pay raises before the pandemic.
Analysis: Employment holding up better in B.C. than in most other provinces

Analysis: Employment holding up better in B.C. than in most other provinces

B.C.’s economy outperformed other provinces in October despite what has been a worrisome trajectory of COVID-19 cases, and new daily records heading into November. National employment growth came in at 0.
These are the most common 'exposure settings' for COVID-19 spread in B.C.

These are the most common 'exposure settings' for COVID-19 spread in B.C.

New figures show two top locations for coronavirus transmission in B.C. with one key exception when age is considered in those infected
'Stay where you live': B.C. premier calls for Canada-wide travel restrictions

'Stay where you live': B.C. premier calls for Canada-wide travel restrictions

Premier John Horgan has called on leaders from across Canada to develop a “pan-Canadian” approach to inter-provincial travel at a time when COVID-19 cases are surging across many provinces.
Canada reviewing NBA plan to play in Toronto amid COVID-19 pandemic

Canada reviewing NBA plan to play in Toronto amid COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — The Canadian government is reviewing a proposal from the NBA and the Raptors to play in Toronto amid the pandemic.
Some civil servants worried about return to office amid COVID-19 surge, B.C. union says

Some civil servants worried about return to office amid COVID-19 surge, B.C. union says

The union representing tens of ­thousands of public servants says it’s been contacted by dozens of ­provincial government employees anxious about returning to the office amid rising COVID-19 case numbers.
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine candidate one step closer to approval

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine candidate one step closer to approval

One of the vaccines in Canada's COVID-19 arsenal is another step closer to approval, after Pfizer reported more results from its clinical trials Wednesday.
B.C. drunk driver admitted to breaking public health orders, RCMP say

B.C. drunk driver admitted to breaking public health orders, RCMP say

A North Vancouver man has had his truck impounded for impaired driving and received a stern talking-to for violating COVID-19 public health orders.