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-The Canadian Press
12 a.m. – The provincial government extends state of emergency declaration
The state of emergency is now active through the end of day on Nov. 24, and gives government staff the powers needed to take necessary actions in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is a marathon, not a sprint, and we’re all in it together,” said Premier John Horgan in a statement issued Tuesday evening.
“It’s time to focus on the actions that helped keep us safe this spring: diligent hand washing, physical distancing, wearing a mask and staying home when you’re sick.
“We all have a role to play in supporting our health-care workers, the health-care system and essential workers, and we must do all we can to keep our loved ones safe, schools open and the economy moving.”
The original state of emergency was declared March 18, 2020 and has been extended multiple times.
12 a.m. – More than 100 fines issued in B.C. to people breaking health, quarantine orders
A total of 105 fines — totalling more than $100,000 — have been issued to individuals since late August for breaking health orders or federal quarantine rules.
The rundown of tickets being issued was shared Tuesday evening in a statement from the B.C. government formally extending the province’s state-of-emergency declaration.
Between Aug. 21 and Nov. 9, a total of 47 violation tickets were also issued to individuals or businesses who have contravened provincial health orders.