- 11 new positive cases since May 25
- 2,541 total positive cases in B.C.
- 37 people are currently in hospital, 7 are in ICU
- No new deaths
- 2,122 have fully recovered
Recent Government Announcements:
- The Federal Government is considering pushing Provinces and Territories towards implementing 10 days of paid sick leave for every worker
- Prime Minister Trudeau will be co-hosting a UN conference with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness and UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, regarding the current economic crisis caused by COVID-19
- Small business owners can now apply for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance, although not all landlords qualify or will be applying
- Note: Granville Island businesses, like ours, are not eligible as we are on federal land
- As the B.C. Parks reservation system opened up for campers to reserve their summer campsites yesterday, May 25 at 7:00 AM, the Discovery Camping website subsequently crashed due to high traffic
- The BC Ferries are set to resume service of their Horseshoe Bay - Departure Bay route, starting June 3
- Vancouver is introducing 50 km of "slow streets" around the city to increase extended patio spaces for restaurants, bars and pubs
- Vancouver has officially been shortlisted as one of two hub cities for the continuation of the 2020 NHL season
While Canadians' Summer plans are becoming severely altered or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Angus Reid Institute polled citizens for their opinions on international travel. Read more of the Institute's findings here.
As we all slowly emerge from our lockdowns and begin to rebuild our economy, Coast Communications will be featuring not-for profits in our COVID-19 newsletter to encourage us to all consider how we can begin our own recovery while helping others. Please email us if you have a charity you want us to profile.
Profile: Learning Disabilities Society
The Learning Disabilities Society is a research based, not-for-profit, charitable foundation serving children with learning disabilities in the Greater Vancouver area. They recently launched the RISE at Home program (Research-informed Individualized Student Education) - an innovative, adaptive online learning platform that provides students with learning disabilities one-to-one at home instruction, just as they would get during in-person sessions.
Coast Communications was pleased to support LDS when they launched the program in March, and my son has been working with an LDS tutor: he commented to me that he really felt his reading was starting to come together.
Learn more about Learning Disability Society's programs or help them make the program available to more children by donating.