British Columbia

31/03/20
Author: 
Dustin Godfrey
Workers at Trans Mountain's Burnaby Terminal work in close proximity to one another, despite social-distancing protocols. Photograph By SUBMITTED

MARCH 31, 2020

Trans Mountain says it’s adhering to social-distancing protocols, even as photos emerge appearing to show workers on site within two metres of one another.

30/03/20
Author: 
First Nations Leaders
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Honourable Patty Hajdu
Minister of Health

Honourable John Horgan
Premier of Executive Council

Honourable Adrian Dix
Minster of Health
 

OPEN LETTER: Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project Must be Halted Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak [March 30, 2020]

29/03/20
Author: 
Sarah Cox
The Site C work camp. Photo Illustration: Carol Linnitt. Photo: BC Hydro

Mar 26, 2020

With BC Hydro reporting 12 workers with flu-like symptoms, city councillors, First Nations chiefs and local community members are calling for an immediate suspension of work on the project

BC Hydro has continued to fly people to Fort St. John from across B.C. and Alberta to work on the Site C dam project, despite mounting concern in the local community about potential COVID-19 contagion as most Canadians are told to stay home and practise social distancing.

28/03/20
Author: 
Will Offley

In the last week the NDP government has taken a host of welcome steps to deal with the Covid-19 crisis in our province. There are a number of glaring exceptions to this, however, especially including Horgan's conntinuing refusal to actually require social distancing when that policy comes into conflict with the economy. Mining and construction are explicitly exempted from this, having been designated as essential services yesterday by the Solicotor-General.

28/03/20
Author: 
Erin Seatter
Thermometer: Photo: Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

MARCH 27, 2020

Without proper data, we risk mismanaging Canada’s epidemic and emerging from unprecedented restrictions with a false sense of safety

I've been sick since last week. For days, I had a sore throat more painful than any I can recall, leaving me barely able to swallow and having to brace myself to take just a sip of water.

23/03/20
Author: 
BC Building Trades

March 22, 2020

“CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AREN’T SECOND-CLASS CITIZENS.”
– ANDREW MERCIER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE B.C. BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL

Construction workers are vital to maintaining critical infrastructure and must be kept safe, says BCBT

Construction workers from across B.C. say they are at risk because their working conditions do not allow them to follow basic health, hygiene and safety regulations.

23/03/20
Author: 
Concerned Organizations

March 23, 2020

 

To the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, 

Cc: Federal Cabinet Ministers 

 

23/03/20
Author: 
Jon Azpiri

March 23, 2020

Vancouver city council has voted unanimously in favour of a motion aimed at enforcing social-distancing measures during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Council met virtually on Monday morning to vote on an amendment to the city’s emergency powers bylaw that would allow bylaw officers to issue penalties to anyone either gathering in large groups or not doing what they can to keep two metres apart.

23/03/20
Author: 
BC Nurses

March 23, 2020
 
Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau                              Hon. John Horgan
Prime Minister                                             Premier of British Columbia
House of Commons                                    West Annex, Parliament Buildings
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H6                          Victoria, BC., V8V 1X4
justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca                           john.horgan.mla@leg.bc.ca
 

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