So, how are we coping with COVID-19? As with the weather, we watch daily to see which way it will go. We hear positive reports of flattening the curve, and hints of re-opening some services. We also hear however, that we still have a ways to go before being back to full operation.
Likewise, Council is watching very closely to see which direction to take. We are closely following advice given by the province, and like you, look forward to the next steps of safely moving back to normal.
Talking of weather, we are pleased to be encouraged to go out into this beautiful Spring season. Bonnie Henry says "Please, go outside. Go outside with your family, but stay away, keep your distance. Smile, talk to your neighbour, wave to them, be supportive of each other, but do it in a way that maintains that distance."
We are also encouraged by the way our community is rallying around local businesses. Now more than ever do they need our support.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business reports that only 21 per cent of small businesses in Canada are fully open due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, and 50 per cent have reported that they are unsure if their business will survive.
We have heard encouraging stories of many businesses operating in new and innovate ways while keeping the community safe! Thank you to businesses for pushing through, and thank you to residents for supporting them! Read below on how to Support Local!