Assistance for Seniors
Find information and free referral to a full range of services including Safe Seniors, Strong Communities—a new program that matches seniors who need support with non-medical essentials, to volunteers in their community who are willing to help.
Phone: 2-1-1 (available 24/7)
Applications open for temporary rental supplement
Renters who are experiencing a loss of income during the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply fo rthe Province's new rental supplement. Read more...
Calling all green thumbs and new gardeners.
Check out this reminder about the importance of growing a garden.
If you’ve been thinking about it, now’s a great time to give it a try.
We’re thinking ahead and preparing a report for Council’s consideration about ways to ensure we have a healthy supply of fresh fruit and vegetables through the fall and winter.
Growing food yourself is one way to help.
Sharing with thanks to Shaw Spotlight.
Please find links below with resources for small businesses from a variety of government and industry sources around COVID-19 and emergency preparedness.
- The COVID-19 Customer Assistance Program provides customers the option to defer bill payments or arrange for flexible payment plans with no penalty. Customers are encouraged to call BC Hydro’s customer team at 1-800-BCHYDRO (1-800-224-9376) to discuss bill payment options. Commercial customers will be eligible for relief on a case by case basis.
- Customers facing temporary financial hardship and possible disconnection of their service due to job loss, illness, or loss of a family member may also be eligible for BC Hydro’s Customer Crisis Fund, which provides access to grants of up to $600 to pay their bills.
- COVID-19 may have financial impacts to FortisBC customers. They encourage customers to reach out and let them know if you are having difficulty with your bill so they can help find a solution.
Emergency Preparedness for BC’s Tourism Industry here and specific info about the Coronavirus here.
COVID-19 Updates here
Service Canada is ready to support Canadians affected by COVID-19 and placed in quarantine, with the following support actions:
- The one-week waiting period for EI sickness benefits will be waived for new claimants who are quarantined so they can be paid for the first week of their claim.
- Establishing a new dedicated toll-free phone number to support inquiries related to waiving the EI sickness benefits waiting period.
- Priority EI application processing for EI sickness claims for clients under quarantine.
- Contact the new dedicated toll-free phone number if you are in quarantine and seeking to waive the one-week EI sickness benefits waiting period so you can be paid for the first week of your claim:
- Telephone: 1-833-381-2725 (toll-free)
- Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-800-529-3742
PHONE NUMBERS & WEBSITES FOR UPDATES/INFORMATION ON COVID-19 IMPACTS
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
Website: COVID-19 info : https://www.cdc.gov/
website: Health Alerts
Campbell River Health Unit (Public Health): 250-850-2454
MINISTRY OF HEALTH, BC
Phone: HealthLink BC: Call 8-1-1
Website: COVID-19 information
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (specifically for COVID-19 information)
Website: COVID-19 update (includes travel advice)
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
Website: Q&A on Coronaviruses (COVID-19)
Website: COVID-19 information
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 72
Website: District News